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6th Annual ‘Kicking + Screening’ Soccer Film Festival Begins Today

Posted April 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

There’s been a lot of footie chatter recently. New York’s newest club “NYCFC” is on the supporter prowl; their latest mural splayed on a Canal and Broadway facade. The team has also recently unveiled the new subway token-inspired team crest at the Adidas Store on Houston. Top that all off with the fact that we’re only […]

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Photo: NYCFC

New York City FC Begins Hype Machine; Unveils 2 Possible Crests for Fan Voting

Posted March 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

A lot has been happening on the New York footie front as of late. You may recall back in May 2013, Major League Soccer announced that NYC would become, once again, a two-team town, with the introduction of New York City Football Club. The expansion team is backed by the bigwigs of the Premier League’s Manchester […]

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Webster Hall to Host Charity Boxing Event with ‘FDNY Bravest’ Team

Last modified February 25, 2014 at 12:18 pm

The FDNY Bravest Boxing team is giving it the old one-two for charity in two short weeks. The team has accepted an international challenge, taking on The Garda Club, a group of fighters from the Irish National Police Force and Dublin Fire Brigade. They’re dubbing it “Downtown Donnybrook” and it’ll be at Webster Hall in […]

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LES Lizzies Winter Clinic 2013

Lower East Side Softball League to Debut This Spring

Posted January 24, 2014 at 10:10 am

Play (soft)ball! The LES Lizzies’ Softball Clinic at the Henry Street Settlement gymnasium has been so successful this winter that the OLS Lizzies plan to keep the ball rolling. This spring and summer, they’re venturing into new territory with the first ever Lower East Side softball league for girls throughout the city. The league is […]

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Riding through Times Square, post celebration; Photo: Jamie Favaro

Time’s Up To Host 16th Annual New Year’s Eve Bike Ride

Posted December 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

It’s universally understood that every year, a mind blowing number of people will stand around for hours amid freezing temperatures in iconic Times Square, to fervently watch a globe of light sink slowly into the next 365 calendar days of status quo. Time’s Up has another way to spend the celebratory evening. It’s hosting its […]

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Photo: OLS Lizzies

Lower East Side Softball Clinic at the Henry Street Settlement

Last modified December 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm

This winter, the little ladies of the Lower East Side have an opportunity to step up to the plate, thanks to a new neighborhood winter softball clinic. Game on! The clinic includes instruction on pitching, hitting, fielding – everything you’d pretty much expect to work on during the off-season – and it’s open to girls […]

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Photo: Andrew Cohen

Yankee Pitcher Ivan Nova Signed Autographs at Fine Fare Yesterday

Posted September 24, 2013 at 6:05 am

Ivan Nova, the Yankees’ best starting pitcher since the All-Star Break, dropped by the Fine Fare location on Clinton Street yesterday afternoon. His appearance transpired just one day after the baseball club held Mariano Rivera Day at Yankee Stadium to sign autographs and take pictures with some of his fans. The event at Fine Fare […]

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Strada Customs Closes for Remodeling, Reopening as ‘Mott Street Cycles’

Posted September 18, 2013 at 6:00 am

Cycling newcomer Strada Customs closed down its Chinatown store yesterday for a brief remodeling period. This much was revealed on the company blog earlier this week. But it’s only part of the story. When the bike shop reopens at 159 Mott Street on September 22 as planned, it’ll take on an entirely new identity. We’ve since […]

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Checking out the Mini Skate Ramp at Leftfield [PHOTOS]

Posted September 9, 2013 at 6:05 am

Leftfield somehow managed to stuff a small half-pipe into its cramped rear yard on Ludlow Street.

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Leftfield on Ludlow Constructs Indoor ‘Skate Park’ for Saturday Event

Posted September 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

Here’s something from left field at, ahem, Leftfield. Neighbors alerted us to some loud construction behind the Ludlow Street bar (see photo below), and we now know why. It’s much ado about a skate ramp. Forgtmenot wasn’t the only spot that decided to construct one. Leftfield built the quarter-pipe as part of an event to […]

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