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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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BY DENNIS LYNCH | Lower East Siders are organizing another push to open a city-owned building on Stanton St. in Sara D. Roosevelt Park to the public. A coalition of local stakeholders want the Parks and Recreation Department to make good on a promise it made almost 20 years ago to reopen the former recreation […]

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BY FRANCIS BISHOP-SCHIRO | On Sept. 14, Paul Pendelton, a 43-year-old Lower East Sider, won the masters division of the prestigious Palio Half Marathon (13.1 miles) in Saratoga, N.Y. Competing under ideal weather conditions, Pendelton placed 11th overall out of a field of 1,200 runners. A construction manager, Pendelton usually puts in a 60-hour workweek. […]

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BY JOEY ZANNINO | Last week, current and former players from the WNBA’s New York Liberty came down to Greenwich Village’s William F. Passannante Ball Field to meet with a group of youth for an afternoon of women’s empowerment. The event was part of the Greenwich Village Youth Council’s annual W. Fourth St. Summer Basketball […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | When water aerobics instructor Gar Mint Huang stands sideways at the pool, he’s so lean you might barely see him. But, there is no mistaking his engagement with the students — who range from age 65 to 90 — who peer up for direction from the dappled waters under the Keith Haring […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon, the Battling Babe from Bleecker St., notched another victory last Friday night, in a bout at Five Star Banquet Hall, in Long Island City. Napoleon’s fight against Kita Watkins was the main event at the July 22 night of boxing by Uprising Promotions. Napoleon, who is actually […]

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The NYC Rush softball travel team are always in a hurry, it seems, to go head to head with the best competition around the tri-state region. But they slowed it down on Monday to do some stretching and warmups before the 14-and-under U.S.S.S.A. July 4th Explosion Bash Tournament at the Mount Airy Lodge complex in […]

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BY MICHAEL OSSORGUINE | Harrison Rottman and Blas Lee — who made their mark as youths in the Greenwich Village Little League — led Eleanor Roosevelt High School to its first Public School Athletic Association AA Division baseball championship on Monday at Yankee Stadium. But their Cinderella run through the playoffs ended in a tough […]

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Greenwich Village Little League alumni Harrison Rottman and Blas Lee will lead the Eleanor Roosevelt High School baseball team to its first-ever appearance in the Public School Athletic League AA Division Championship Game at Yankee Stadium on Mon., June 13, at 4 p.m. The boys, who are both graduating seniors, have been playing ball together […]

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