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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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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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