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Pow! Wham! Comic Con is a super-hit

Pow! Wham! Comic Con is a super-hit

Demons, aliens and superheroes — including Super-Communist Man this year — descended on the Javits Center last week for Comic Con, the annual comic book/sci fi/fantasy/horror/pop culture extravaganza.

Batters up! Furies keep cool with winter clinic

Batters up! Furies keep cool with winter clinic

Determined to be in even better shape for their second season, the Lower East Side Lady Furies cut the ribbon to start their winter clinic the other weekend. Joining the team and their coach, Damien Acevedo, far left, were Erik Bottcher, Governor Cuomo’s local liaison, second from left, and Councilmember Margaret Chin, front row, fourth […]

The Children’s Magical Garden

The Children’s Magical Garden

The Children’s Magical Garden wrapped up its first free summer camp with a big party on Aug. 31. More than 20 youths enjoyed yoga, arts projects, nature appreciation and more. A number of local gardens, plus the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, will host events Saturday in connection with Sunday’s People’s Climate March.

Pre-K slots for the taking at the Salvation Army

Pre-K slots for the taking at the Salvation Army

BY JOSH ROGERS   |  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s citywide push to expand pre-K was very limited Downtown — so much so that the Village’s ever-popular P.S. 41 rejected many 4-year-olds with siblings already in the school. But there is one neighborhood place that still has many full-day slots available. The Salvation Army New York […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steady Buckets is going steady even in the dog days of summer

Steady Buckets is going steady even in the dog days of summer

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  It’s the middle of July and in a small room in Milwaukee, Wisc., Macky Bergman is about to address a roster of some of his best high school basketball players before a talent showcase and skills camp for some of the top talent in the country, hosted by Under Armour. For […]

G.V.L.L. and Harlem go head to head on Memorial Day

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN | The third annual Downtown Little League Memorial Day Tournament was three days of action-packed games, with all-star rosters from four Little League programs from across the city. Fielding teams for two age groups — 9 to 10 and 11 to 12 — Downtown Little League, Peter Stuyvesant Little League and Harlem Little […]

Check it out: P.S. 41 chess team are national champs

Check it out: P.S. 41 chess team are national champs

BY A.G. BASOLI | The P.S. 41 chess team made all the right moves at Nashville’s K-12 Scholastic Chess National Tournament, a.k.a. the Supernationals V. Third graders on the Greenwich Village School chess team playing in the K-3 section became national champions at the chess über-tournament in April, snatching a dazzling, hard-fought victory from the older, […]

Former DUSC player kicks it up a notch on climb to top

BY DANIEL JEAN-LUBIN  |  The moment Dugan Zier laced up his first pair of cleats for the Downtown United Soccer Club at the age of 5, he knew soccer was the sport for him. “I’m never nervous during the game. It all slows down for me and I can always think clearly,” Zier said in an […]

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