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Reader Report: Child Steps on Exposed Needle in the Nike Field Turf on Stanton Street

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

Rumors surfaced earlier this week that the Showdown in Chinatown (now, simply “Showdown”) is on shaky ground this year. The annual event – begun by the Steve Nash Foundation in 2008 – might be sidelined due to the disastrous condition of the field. Yes, the well-worn nature of the pitch is a testament to the importance […]

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Rumor: Defective Stanton Street Soccer Field Sidelines Steve Nash’s Showdown in Chinatown (For Now)

Last modified May 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Nine years after Nike “gifted” a soccer field on Stanton Street, the pitch is totaled. The conditions here are terrible, and downright dangerous. As previously reported, the turf has been deteriorating at an alarming rate, especially since 2010. With good reason; it’s used constantly and at all hours. The turf is so far gone that […]

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Today’s ‘Bike Bonanza’ to Offer Lessons and Bike Helmet Fittings

Posted April 11, 2015 at 9:31 am

Time to have your little ones push the pedal to the pavement. Today, Sara D. Roosevelt Park is hosting a family-friendly event dubbed “Bike Bonanza!” It’s sponsored by the DOT and Councilmember Margaret Chin’s office, and the aim is to positively promote cycling in the city to the next generation. It’ll include activities such as free […]

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NY Red Bulls Sponsor New Soccer ‘Mini Pitch’ in the Old Open Road Park on 12th Street

Posted March 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

NYCFC isn’t the only club scoring points in the city. Earlier this week, the New York Red Bulls, alongside the U.S. Soccer Foundation and NYC Parks broke ground at the at University Settlement/Eastside Community High School on the Lower East Side for a Sport Court mini-pitch. It’s part of an effort to establish a solid future for the […]

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5Pointz Vet Meres One Lends His Street Art to New York City Football Club

Last modified March 17, 2015 at 11:53 am

The city’s newest football club, New York City F.C. has kicked off its inaugural season, and with it, a media blitz throughout the five boroughs. The team is owned by Sheikh Mansour’s Abu Dhabi United Group, a spare-no-expense private equity firm that has also successfully run Manchester City Football Club since 2009. NYCFC is the offspring of its […]

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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 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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