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BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  Last Sunday, a record number of more than 50,000 competitors from all over the world and all walks of life stepped onto the starting line for the New York City Marathon in Staten Island on a cloudy, cool day. For some of the runners, their goal was merely to finish. For […]

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On Mon., Oct. 19, current and past members of the New York Knicks — including Carmelo Anthony and John Starks — along with Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and state Senator Brad Hoylman, cut the ribbon at the rehabilitated W. Fourth St. basketball courts, at Sixth Ave. and W. Third St. The Knicks organization paid for […]

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BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  Last season was the worst ever for the New York Knicks, even with high-scoring Carmelo Anthony in the lineup. At the same time, Melo was one of the team’s injured players, sidelined for almost half the season with a knee injury. After their dismal season, Knick management traded for players, brought […]

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BY LISSA PHILLIPS  |  If you’re hanging around near E. Ninth St. and Avenue C, chances are you’ve seen them — a crowd of athletes dodging pedestrians at top speed, entering and leaving a garage boldly painted in black, red and white. The artwork on the otherwise quiet block loudly proclaims: CrossFit East River. Entering […]

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BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  Summer is known as baseball season, but at the W. Fourth St. court in the Village, it’s when basketball kicks into high gear. The W. Fourth St. League features games during daylight hours seven days a week. Because there is limited sitting, all spectators are advised to bring their own chairs. […]

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For the third year in a row, The Downtown Revolution girl’s fast pitch softball team won city championships Sunday.  The Junior team fought off Peter Stuyvesant Little League 6-5 in nine innings July 12.  In the nightcap, in front of 200 plus fans at the team’s home Battery Park City fields, the Senior division team […]

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BY ROBERT ELKIN  |  New York Red Bulls players Connor Lade and Andrew Jean-Baptiste pitched in at the June 10 grand opening of a new “mini-pitch” playing field next to East Side Community High  School, at 420 E. 12th St. There were speakers from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the Parks Department, the school and the […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  With nicknames like “Speedy” and “Timo,” a coach with a shaggy good-luck beard and a “We Are Family” attitude reminiscent of the ’79 champion Pittsburgh Pirates, the East Side Community High School boys baseball recently rocked PSAL AA by winning the citywide championship. On June 3, on the diamond at Yankee […]

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From extreme pogo to a pentathlon, Saturday’s inaugural Hudson River Park Games filled the Lower West Side waterfront park’s piers, waters and even its airspace, with a day of feel-good competition and games. Goldman Sachs won the coveted Hudson River Park Cup, taking first place among 20 New York companies and community groups. Presented by […]

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Manhattan Academy of Technology this year won four major middle school sports championships in one season and without losing a single game. The championships went to the girls softball, boys baseball, girls volleyball and track and field teams. In softball, after an undefeated regular season and a tough final eight-matchup game against East Side Community High […]

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