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City’s SCA Begins Rehab of Seward Park School Courts on Essex Street

Last modified November 1, 2021 at 1:27 pm

Those looking to take advantage of the public Seward Park school courts will likely need to wait until next spring. Last week, several readers pointed out the dismantling of basketball hoops inside the multipurpose sports field. We confirmed with Seward Park Campus (formerly, Seward Park High School) – stewards of the sports grounds – that […]

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Tony Hawk Skates Coleman on the Lower East Side

Posted October 28, 2021 at 5:06 am

Earlier this week, with school in session, Tony Hawk was spotted skating Coleman Skatepark beneath the Manhattan Bridge. The video is captioned by the snarky comment, “almost any skate park has a vert if you are desperate enough.” Referring to the fence-topped ramp at the entrance to the popular Monroe Street destination. Hawk is somewhat […]

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New York Rangers Pop-up Honors Hockey Great Rod Gilbert with LES Pop-Up

Posted October 13, 2021 at 5:06 am

The New York Rangers are headed to the Lower East Side to honor one of its legendary fallen players, Rod Gilbert. With support from the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Blueshirts are hosting a pop-up tribute to the forward at 2 Rivington Street. “As we drop everything for Hockey Week, we also want to lift […]

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The Bowery Mission Retiree Biking Across America

Posted July 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

Talk about a road trip. Recent Bowery Mission retiree Chuck Monts is putting the pedal to the pavement, having last month embarked on a 3,000 mile bike ride dubbed “Bike for the Mission.” He set off from The Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles on June 5, and is scheduled to end at the Bowery […]

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Sportfishing in Manhattan, Circa 1981

Posted April 23, 2021 at 5:09 am

Revisiting a 1981 article about sportfishing in Manhattan. Do these same fishing spots still hold up today?

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Running for Chinatown Amidst a Pandemic (Again)

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:02 am

For the second time since spring, one Chinatown native is literally stepping up to help the community. Leland Yu, the 28-year-old member of the Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club, returns to the pavement this Saturday for his 12-hour “Run for Chinatown.” The last time around, he clocked an astonishing 61.2 miles, and raised over $18,000. Yu […]

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On the Lower East Side, a Tribute to Soccer Great Maradona

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:02 am

Soccer fans the world over continue to mourn the loss of legendary Diego Maradona. He died last Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 60. Here on the Lower East Side, a twenty-foot mural of the man in Mechanics Alley has become a de-facto memorial. The black-and-white profile, painted by BKFOXX as part […]

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The Glitzy Dog Run in Corlears Hook Park

Posted November 3, 2020 at 5:03 am

Coming soon to Corlears Hook Park is probably the most snazzy dog run anywhere downtown. Some four years in the making, the new neighborhood dog run is set to debut in the next couple weeks. Little more than one year after work on the project began. The overall design – as finalized by the Parks […]

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New Exercise Equipment Arrives for Pier 35 Esplanade

Posted October 8, 2020 at 5:03 am

The Pier 35 waterfront on the Lower East Side is finally getting more attention. One year after the debut of the long-delayed public space, the city last week unveiled additional community amenities in the so-called “Package 4” zone. Just west of the Sanitation shed at Pike Slip and South Street, there are now a dozen […]

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Hamilton Fish Pool Reopens for Shortened Summer Season

Posted August 6, 2020 at 5:06 am

The Hamilton Fish Park Pool is finally open for the season. The outdoor amenity – known to locals as Pitt Pool – returned yesterday as part of the city’s second phase of borough pool openings. Its original date was actually August 1, but “piping” issues reportedly caused delays. “Due to an unanticipated failure of the […]

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