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Rehab of Seward Park School Courts Nears Completion

Posted April 14, 2022 at 5:02 am

Some six months after digging destroyed the Seward Park field, its rebirth is nigh. Visible through the mesh-covered fencework is progress – partial pavement of the space, new outdoor fitness equipment, and a freshly painted handball slab (royal blue). According to the 2019 scoping report from the NYC School Construction Authority, the Grain Collective landscape […]

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Nonprofit Seeks Revival of Historic Brooklyn Banks Skatepark

Posted March 10, 2022 at 5:07 am

The storied Brooklyn Banks skate spot – an unofficial New York City landmark beneath the Brooklyn Bridge – “temporarily” shuttered in 2010. Now, twelve years later, a local nonprofit is looking to revive the skatepark as part of a larger park beautification project. Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan aims to reactivate and reunite the pockets of open […]

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NYC Half Marathon will Again Run Through the Lower East Side this Month

Last modified March 10, 2022 at 12:08 am

Brace for impact The NYC Half Marathon returns later this month, promising, as in years past, thousands of runners to traverse the streets of the Lower East Side. This year, on March 20, the 13.1-mile race starts near the Grand Army Plaza entrance of Prospect Park and heads over the Manhattan Bridge to Canal Street; […]

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Seward Park Cheerleading Squad Raises $30K for Nationals Competition

Last modified January 27, 2022 at 7:42 pm

When the Seward Park High School cheerleading squad qualified for the nationals back in December, the school made history. The Lower East Side institution is reportedly the second public high school in Manhattan to ever qualify for the grand stage. However, the obstacle in their midst was budgetary. No cash for uniforms, travel, and lodging […]

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Seward Park High School Cheerleading Squad Makes History with Trip to Nationals

Posted January 4, 2022 at 5:07 am

The Seward Park High School cheerleading squad is headed to the national stage, making history in the process. The team qualified for the nationals – the highest level in high school cheerleading – about two weeks ago. Teams across the country will compete in Orlando next month. And it’s a milestone – Seward Park is […]

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How the Champions League Cup Ended up on the Lower East Side

Last modified December 16, 2021 at 7:22 am

For one day, the Champions League Cup held court on the Lower East Side. Last week (December 8), the silver trophy was at The Ground on Madison Street as part of a larger event. At halftime during the match between Chelsea Football Club and Zenit Saint Petersburg, CBS was onsite to broadcast a live interview […]

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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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