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N.Y. Outrigger brings spirit of Hawaii to the Hudson

N.Y. Outrigger brings spirit of Hawaii to the Hudson

BY LAUREN VESPOLI  |  Despite living on an island, few Manhattanites think of the Hudson and East rivers as prime locations for water sports. However, the members of New York Outrigger, the city’s only Hawaiian-style outrigger canoeing club, are trying to change this perception. One Saturday afternoon in early June, nine novice paddlers gathered at […]

A league of their own: Girls softball a huge hit

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  They started out with stretching, then moved on to wind sprints, stampeding back and forth across the artificial turf like a herd of wild gazelles. Next, they broke up into various stations, hitting, fielding, throwing at red balloons on a fence. Finally, there were full-speed scrimmages. Admittedly, some of the batters […]

Gliding from the icy tundra to the city’s concrete jungle

Gliding from the icy tundra  to the city’s concrete jungle

BY HEATHER DUBIN  |  Sprawled on a bench in the Tompkins Square Park dog run, Bailey, a 6-year-old Siberian and Alaskan Husky/Greyhound mutt, was taking a brief rest. Her owner, Cassie Heck, a dog walker, was between clients in the East Village, and the two of them hit the park for a break. Heck, who lives […]

Downtown All-Stars are too much, bury Furies, 11-6

Downtown All-Stars are too much, bury Furies, 11-6

The Lower East Side Lady Furies softball team came back to earth last Saturday after going crosstown to face a very tough opponent, the Downtown Little League All-Star Team. The two U10 (age 10 and under) teams faced off on the Battery Park City ball fields for the noon contest. It wasn’t the prettiest of […]

Winging it and exploring with Lucia

Winging it and exploring with Lucia

From left, Randy Guzman, Lucia Lengal and Deziree Lengal. Photo by Lincoln Anderson BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Deziree Lengal, Randy Guzman and their pigeon pal, Lucia Lengal, make a terrific team. They were getting a snack at the Quick Stop Deli, at Sixth Ave. and Bedford St., last Thursday afternoon. Deziree, 17, and Randy, 22, […]

Furies beat Cowgirls, 14-7, in cross-town clash

Furies beat Cowgirls, 14-7, in cross-town clash

Lady Furies putting on eye black before the game to help cut glare. Hey, it might have helped — they didn’t make a single error! In an exciting East-meets-West softball showdown, the Lower East Side’s Lady Furies topped the Greenwich Village Little League Cowgirls last Saturday. The marathon five-inning game lasted a full two hours, and […]

Villager lensman goes to the dogs

Villager lensman goes to the dogs

Photo by Bob Krasner Mascot Studio, a combination gallery and custom framing shop, at 328 E. Ninth St., that has been operated by owner Peter McCaffrey since 1982, is once again celebrating “the spirit of the dog” in its 15th annual exhibition of canine-oriented painting, illustration and photography. The Villager’s own award-winning photographer Bob Krasner […]

Stripping down to the basics at Chelsea’s naked yoga

Monika Werner, left, and Joschi Schwarz are co-owners of Bold & Naked Yoga. BY ANN VOTAW  |  Nudity is not about sex, according to Monika Werner and Joschi Schwarz, co-owners of Bold & Naked Yoga. The Chelsea business is the nation’s first nude yoga center, which recently expanded its male-only instruction to include women and […]

The Soho Kid: He could have been a contender

The Soho Kid: He could  have been a contender

Joey Goodwin sported a bloody nose and blood-spattered T-shirt after a sparring session while training for the Golden Gloves. BY PASHA FARMANARA  |  Soho resident Joey Goodwin lives two lives. By day, he’s the creative director at men’s clothing label Unruly Heir and Good Days Marketing. But, by night, he’s the Soho Kid, representing his […]

Tana’s 15 not enough as N.Y.U. Violets edged by streaking Bears

Tana’s 15 not enough as N.Y.U. Violets edged by streaking Bears

BY DANIEL-JEAN LUBIN  |  New York University’s men’s basketball team lost a tight contest in their final, regular-season, home game against conference powerhouse Washington University-St. Louis at the Coles gym, on Mercer St., on Sunday. In the 79-75 loss, senior guard Ryan Tana scored a team-high 15 points to go along with a pair of […]