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Amid ongoing Pier 40 fix, Trust will try to ‘minimize’ impact

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The Hudson River Park Trust is making headway on its renovation plan for Downtowners’ sports haven, Pier 40. Since repairs began in late April on the pier’s roughly 3,600 piles — the steel columns upon which the pier sits — the Trust’s contractors have repaired about 700, or 20 percent of […]

Putting the “fun” in baseball fundamentals, the Greenwich Village Little League kicked off its 2018 season with Opening Day festivities at Pier 40, at W. Houston St., on April 12. Proudly toting colorful team banners, the youths — ranging from T-ballers to Majors Division players — and their parents and parent / coaches filled the […]

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Edgar Berlanga, born in Brooklyn, but now residing on the Lower East Side, was an extremely hyper child. Looking for ways to channel his energy, his parents encouraged him to try different sports. But after being introduced to the “sweet science” at the age of 7, Edgar put all his attention into perfecting his newfound […]

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BY BRENDAN KIRK | More than 100 cyclists from around the country will embark on a seven-day 540-mile trek from Wagner College on Staten Island to Niagara Falls on Sunday to raise money for cancer research. All of the proceeds from the Fourth Annual Empire State Ride will go to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, […]

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BY JACK BROWN | David McWater, the former four-time chairperson of Community Board 3 and an East Village bar owner, has taken his new show on the road. McWater’s Split-T Management is a rising star in the world of boxing. Following his resignation from C.B. 3 in September 2013, McWater discovered a new passion as […]

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BY SCOTT LAWIN | Late last year, the City Council approved the Hudson River Park Special District, which will allow the Hudson River Park Trust to sell some of Pier 40’s air rights for $100 million to the developers of a planned project on the site of the St. John’s Terminal. Critically, this exchange will […]

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BY DENNIS LYNCH | After a decade of volunteer work with the Greenwich Village Little League, Michael Schneider was elected this past summer to a two-year term as its president. As anyone knows who follows local news about the waterfront, it’s sure to be an interesting time for G.V.L.L. and its home base at Pier […]

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BY STEVE SLAVIN | I’ve been a runner since high school. In fact, Bernie Sanders and I ran cross-country for Brooklyn’s James Madison High School. Almost every Saturday morning in the fall, more than a dozen of us would meet at the Kings Highway subway station to make the two-hour trek to Van Cortlandt Park […]

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Earlier this month, the city’s Parks Department and Nike unveiled a combination “art installation” / basketball courts renovation project in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side. The park’s heavily used courts at Stanton and Forsyth Sts. have been spruced up by pop street artist KAWS a.k.a. Brian Donnelly. Nike’s commitment of $300,000 […]

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Daniela Zirpolo, a Baruch College Campus High School senior, recently had the honor of being selected to play in the 2016 NYC Mayor’s Cup Soccer Championship on Nov. 20 at Belson Stadium, at St. John’s University. The 22 top senior girl soccer players from the New York City Public Schools Athletic League faced off against […]

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