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Punch Trump in the Face, then Register to Vote

Posted September 27, 2016 at 5:19 am

Overthrow Boxing gym just off the Bowery wants to knock out Donald Trump in a big way. By ballot, not bout. The Bleecker Street gym is getting out the vote by going mobile. Several weeks ago, they christened a cheeky “Knockout Trump” truck with the dual purpose of registering voters (#knockoutthevote2016) while offering a chance […]

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Mott Street Cycles in Chinatown will Close Shop at the End of the Month

Posted September 9, 2016 at 5:12 am

After six years in Chinatown, Mott Street Cycles is closing shop. Final day in business on its namesake street is September 30. Everything in the store is on sale. “We are embarking on the newest journey for MSC,” owner Corey Ng noted in an Instagram post. “It’s been one hell of a ride and we […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Boxing with the ‘Empress’ of Bleecker Street [PHOTOS]

Posted August 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

I know so much has changed around here, making it difficult to be enthusiastic about anything that follows the gentrification. But there are pockets where one can still find the kinds of fires and heat that used to make the old Lower East Side the action-driven place we remember. And for me, one of the […]

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Mark Fisher Fitness Opening ‘Ninja’ Clubhouse at 161 Bowery

Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:08 am

The burgeoning Bowery incubator will soon welcome a quirky new gym. As previously reported, Caspi Development is single-handedly seeking to create a Bowery tech sector with 135 and 161 Bowery. Both properties were converted into luxury offices for start-up tenants like Kik Interactive. Now the latter property is adding a boutique gym to its ranks. A […]

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That Public Squash Court in Hamilton Fish Park Might Take a Minute to Happen

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

Plans to install a public squash court on the Lower East Side, a first of its kind in New York City – are not as final as previously believed. When we first brought word that the year-old Public Squash Foundation proposed an installation inside the Hamilton Fish Park on Pitt Street, feathers ruffled almost immediately. We […]

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Scenes from Steve Nash’s 9th Annual Showdown NYC on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last night, the Lower East Side again played host to the annual Showdown NYC. It was the ninth outing for retired ball player Steve Nash, who rallied his athlete friends for another inner-city friendly. As in years prior, a delegation of NBA, MLS, and international soccer stars, as well as notable personalities, gathered at Nike […]

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First NYC Public Squash Court Coming to Hamilton Fish Park Next Month

Posted June 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

In approximately one month, squash players across the city will have access to a flagship court on the Lower East Side. The first of its kind in New York City. As previously reported, the year-old Public Squash Foundation aims to construct an all-glass, weather-proof squash court in the neighborhood to make the game more accessible to […]

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Steve Nash’s 9th Annual ‘Showdown NYC’ Brings Landon Donovan To The Pitch

Posted May 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

With the drama surrounding the sorry state of Sara D. Roosevelt’s pitch and its subsequent eleventh hour replacement all comfortably in the past, the Steve Nash Foundation is ready to kick off its 9th annual “Showdown NYC.” And this year, Nash is breaking out the big guns. Or feet. According to the LA Galaxy’s website, “Landon […]

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In Which BMXers Own this Mulch Pile on Rivington Street

Posted May 20, 2016 at 9:16 am

If there’s one thing you learn living on the Lower East Side, it’s that random street furniture and discarded items take on ancillary uses. For instance, a staging area for East Houston roadwork becoming a makeshift gym for one local, or skateboarders doing ollies. Here’s a new one, though. BMXers converting a mulch pile within […]

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On its 10th Anniversary, Harold Hunter Day Goes Bigger with X-Games Qualifier and Skate Jam Next Month

Last modified April 27, 2016 at 11:26 pm

​On the occasion of its tenth outing, Harold Hunter Day is going big with new format and calendar date (May 21-22) at the Coleman Skatepark. This past February marked the tenth anniversary of the death of professional skateboarder Harold Hunter. Shortly after his passing in 2006, fans organized a skate jam meant to help cope […]

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