Parks Department in Negotiations with Donors to Replace Defective Nike Soccer Field on Stanton Street

Posted February 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

Nike’s resurfacing of astroturf in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Stanton Street was cause for celebration back in 2006. That was a World Cup summer, and the new installation hosted several inaugural events, including an appearance by F.C. Barcelona. The installation was part of a joint initiative between the athletic company and FieldTurf USA Inc. […]

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Nike Soccer Field on Stanton Street is in Terrible Shape; Parks Department Considers Repair a Priority

Posted January 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

Repairing the dilapidated (nay, dangerous) Nike soccer field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a high priority, according to the Parks Department. Nearly nine years after its media-friendly debut, the Nike-built pitch is in tatters. Literally. The turf carpeting is a dangerous minefield of burrs, divots, and even exposed metal base. One athlete who plays […]

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Scenes from the 8th Annual Harold Hunter Day Skate Jam [PHOTOS]

Posted October 13, 2014 at 10:23 am

Dozens of skateboarders from various age groups (and social strata) descended upon Coleman Skatepark this past Saturday afternoon to commemorate fallen comrade Harold Hunter. They came from each point of the compass, rushing down to the refurbished sub-Manhattan Bridge concrete for the annual skate jam. This year was the eighth consecutive outing for the Harold […]

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LES Furies Winter Clinic

LES Softball Winter Clinics Registration is Now Open

Last modified September 5, 2014 at 11:26 am

Propelled by last year’s overwhelming success, the Lower East Side Lady Furies are back, with a new team name (formerly the OLS Lizzies) and a new batch of winter softball clinics. The response was so positive that the team has pushed forward with a full time, year-round softball program; they will compete with other Manhattan communities through one of four […]

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It’s Done: G&S Sporting Goods Space is Now Leasing

Posted August 27, 2014 at 5:06 am

The arrival of tombstone leasing signage above the storefront of 43 Essex Street wasn’t completely surprising. After all, we brought word back in April that G&S Sporting Goods – selling boxing gear on the Lower East Side for over seventy years – was indeed on the ropes. The shop stayed open through the summer, though, even […]

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Time's Up! Environmental Organization

Time’s Up! 10-Year Mechanic Appreciation Party at ABC No Rio Tonight

Posted August 22, 2014 at 10:41 am

New York’s popular bike advocacy group, Time’s Up!, is throwing a big thank you at the volunteer bike mechanics who have, for over a decade, passed along their expertise to over 35,000 participants in the organization’s free weekly classes and workshops. As a result of these tutorials, New Yorkers have become more inclined to pedal, and more empowered to reach for […]

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Exile Professional Gym ‘Street Dance’ Studio Opening at the Old 2nd on 2nd Space

Posted August 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s a construction frenzy near the corner of Second and Second. While Ben Shaoul concludes construction of the 31-33 Second Avenue residential building, the eponymous bar to its south is amidst a conversion of its own. The popular karaoke bar 2nd on 2nd closed in the winter of 2013 after a decade in business. Its replacement is not another bar, […]

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Photo: The Meatball Shop

The Meatball Shop and SHUT Collaborated on a Limited Edition Skateboard

Last modified August 6, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Two contemporary Lower East Side institutions recently joined forces to create a delectable deck. The Meatball Shop teamed up with SHUT Skateboards to create a new limited edition model. The aptly-named “grinder” deck features an image of just that. “One of the iconic grinders that hangs on the walls at all TMS locations.” Imagery on […]

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FC Bayern Munich Hosting Happy Hour at Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery

Last modified July 31, 2014 at 8:23 am

If World Cup withdrawal has gotten the best of you, there’s plenty of upcoming soccer action happening in the city to get you through the dry spell. Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery is holding an extended happy hour on August 1, to host the Bundesliga’s very own FC Bayern, following tonight’s match as part of […]

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Showdown 2014

Recap: Steve Nash’s 7th Annual Showdown NYC

Last modified June 27, 2014 at 8:29 am

As we neared Sara D. Roosevelt Park, the summery jingle of ice cream trucks, overworked engines of delivery vehicles, and general afternoon din of the Lower East Side was replaced with a growing festive atmosphere. Speakers pumped out Top 40 dance remixes and people milled about. The threat of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance for Steve Nash’s […]

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