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PS 142 on Attorney Street Awarded New Mini Soccer Pitch

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

Already with a rehabilitated playground, students at PS 142 are set to receive another school yard amenity. A soccer pitch. The new field is part of the nascent NYC Soccer Initiative, public-private program between the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, New York City Football Club (NYCFC), U.S. Soccer Foundation […]

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Dry Dock is Another ‘Cool Pool’ Undergoing Cleanup for the Summer

Posted March 20, 2019 at 5:09 am

Something as simple as a fresh coat of paint and updated decor has reinvigorated public pools around the Five Boroughs. It’s part of the city’s so-called “Cool Pools” initiative, which boosted overall attendance last year by 27.2%, per published reports. This summer, the Dry Dock pool in Alphabet City will get the treatment. And, to […]

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NYC Half Marathon Foists Thousands of Runners onto the Lower East Side Next Month

Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:06 am

On your mark, get set … for thousands of marathoners on the proverbial doorstep. The New York City Half Marathon is less than a month out, and for the second year running, the Lower East Side is in the crosshairs. The race route shifted last year to include spanning the Manhattan Bridge, Canal Street, and […]

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‘ConBody’ Relocates its Prison Workout Gym to Ludlow Street

Last modified January 2, 2019 at 3:38 pm

The day after New Year’s, it’s the perfect time to open a gym. Indeed, for the third time in as many years, prison workout gym ConBody is on the move. It just relocated a few blocks north to Hell Square from Broome Street. The new gym opens today on the second floor of the old […]

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Thousands of Runners Expected in LES for March 2019 Half Marathon

Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

The date has been set for the 2019 Half Marathon, and will follow the same route as last year. The New York Road Runners community organization announced that the race is slated for Sunday, March 17, 2019, St. Patrick’s Day (7:30am). That means, for the second year running, thousands of runners through the streets of […]

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Equinox Gym Debuts on ‘Dusty Streets’ of the Lower East Side

Last modified August 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Here it is. Thought you’d never see the day when an Equinox gym would open on the Lower East Side? Well, it finally happened this week at Ben Shaoul’s condoplex at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. This 30,000 square-foot Equinox spans three levels, and “taps into the always-on energy of this legendary […]

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City Finally Rehabs Pace ‘Oval’ with New Turf in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Last modified August 4, 2018 at 11:18 pm

The Pace High School track and field – the southernmost point in Sara D. Roosevelt Park – finally received some attention from the city. Up until last month, this so-called “Oval” suffered from over-use and lack of maintenance, and was in dire need of repair. Now, at long last, the field sports that green sheen […]

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‘FitHouse’ Folds Bowery Location, Decamps to NoHo

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:08 am

Four months later, that new workout studio, FitHouse, just left the Bowery for good. Unfit for the location, the gates are now drawn and space completely cleared out. Customers are instead directed via storefront signage to the new 5,500 square-foot NoHo location at 712 Broadway (“five blocks away”). This departure is somewhat sudden. The location at […]

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Stickball on St. Mark’s [PHOTOS]

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:06 am

During halftime of the Russia-Croatia World Cup Match last Saturday afternoon, a crew of East Villagers took over St. Mark’s (at Avenue A) for a game of stickball. Bases drawn, pitches thrown, and traffic interrupted. And, like a scene plucked from Wayne’s World, exclamations of “car” and “game on” were myriad. They certainly enjoyed the […]

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Bicycle Habitat Leaving Lafayette Street 40 Years After its Founding

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the occasion of its fortieth year, Bicycle Habitat is amidst transition. A downsizing. Its foothold on Lafayette Street is coming loose, and the flagship location at 250 Lafayette will shutter later this year. It’s been a tumultuous few years in SoHo for the mom-and-pop retailer. Bicycle Habitat once occupied three storefronts along Lafayette Street, […]

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