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Little Leaguers’ Endless Summer

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

While the Yankees are gearing up for the playoffs, there’s another baseball club uptown that will play far beyond the last out of the World Series.

For most of the 200-plus kids in the Victor Lebron Little League in Washington Heights, baseball is life. They play games six days a week – and practice on the seventh.

And when other leagues take a break for the winter, these players run drills in a school basement.

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Quirky Actress Mops up the Stage

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Susan-Kate Heaney has 30 friends she knows everything about – and they know everything about her.

They’re all so close they live with her and her husband, Marc Kelly, in Williamsburg.

Heaney’s pals don’t need too much space, though. A corner in the room or a small closet will suffice.

That’s because her best friends are mops.

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Seeing the Hudson in a New Light

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

When Jon Morris looked up after arriving in New York from Kentucky four years ago, he could not see stars. He felt disconnected from the rhythms of nature. So Morris decided to make his own stars in the Hudson River and share them with New Yorkers.

On the decaying wooden stumps of Pier 49, off Bank St., 150 solar-powered LEDs shine in white and blue, perched inches above the water. “Reflect the Stars” is an interactive public art project conceived by Morris, creative director for Windmill Factory, which organizes art events with corporations and nonprofits to bring attention to social and environmental issues.

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Puddles to Ponds in Chinatown

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

In Chinatown, when it rains, it puddles. Pools of water along curbs, potholes and gutters can last for days after rainfall – collecting trash, chemicals and emanating a stench. Two out of five visitors surveyed said they’re less likely to head to Chinatown because of the problems associated with so-called ponding. Business owners and residents are urging the city to establish an effective system to record and track repair requests.

Green Comes Into Fashion

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Pet Owners Bullish on Economy

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Boys’ Team Takes One Step at a Time

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

New Spin for Classic Carousel

Friday, September 16th, 2011

An Alternate Side to Parking Spaces

Friday, September 16th, 2011