Category archives for: Sports

After Tragedy, Harlem Trainer Returns to Boxing with Young Talent

After Tragedy, Harlem Trainer Returns to Boxing with Young Talent

After a tragedy in the ring, trainer Barry Gibson retreated into isolation. But he’s returned, with young local talent under his wings.

Uptown Moves: Sports and Fitness Programs Flourish

Uptown Moves: Sports and Fitness Programs Flourish

Uptowners stay active through martial arts, morning exercises, street squash and weightlifting.

“Making Boats Go Fast”: Uptown Teens Learn to Row

“Making Boats Go Fast”: Uptown Teens Learn to Row

The Queens-based nonprofit Row New York is settling in at Inwood’s Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse with a new 72-member crew team.

When Toe Picks Meet Tutoring: Harlem Figure Skaters are the Cutting Edge

When Toe Picks Meet Tutoring: Harlem Figure Skaters are the Cutting Edge

Figure Skating in Harlem puts more emphasis on what happens off the ice.

Uptown Runners Disappointed by Cancelled Marathon

Uptown Runners Disappointed by Cancelled Marathon

Uptown runners were disappointed after the mayor cancelled the New York Marathon.

Nothin’ But Net: Street Ball Still Popular at Historic Rucker Park

Nothin’ But Net: Street Ball Still Popular at Historic Rucker Park

Holcombe Rucker Park is still home to a popular Harlem pastime.

Veteran Running Boxing Nonprofit Fights for Financial Help

Veteran Running Boxing Nonprofit Fights for Financial Help

Jose Sanchez wants grants to keep his nonprofit gym in East Harlem going.

Spanish Harlem’s Edgar Santana plots boxing comeback

Spanish Harlem’s Edgar Santana plots boxing comeback

Returning to boxing after a 2008 drug conviction, Edgar Santana is making a final bid for glory.

Pinball Sweeps Washington Heights

Pinball Sweeps Washington Heights

Pinball fans and competitors gathered in Washington Heights for a new pinball competition.

Broomtown: The Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup Draws Crowds to Randall’s Island

Broomtown: The Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup Draws Crowds to Randall’s Island

At Randall’s Island in East Harlem, balls and broomsticks fill the fields for the 5th Annual Quidditch World Cup. Think football, basketball, dodgeball and rugby all in one sport, albeit with a hell of a lot more imagination.

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