Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

Battle of the Bars Will Crown Northern Manhattan’s Best Bartender | DNAinfo

Battle of the Bars Will Crown Northern Manhattan's Best Bartender | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya  @seenigel HARLEM — Who’s the best bartender uptown? More than 30 mixologists and bartenders from bars in East Harlem, West Harlem, Central Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood will duke it out this month for the right to be crowned in the first Uptown Battle of the Bars competition. “A good bartender is [...]


Uptown Social Gives Inwood Sports Fans a New Place to Catch The Game | DNAinfo

Uptown Social Gives Inwood Sports Fans a New Place to Catch The Game | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer INWOOD — Just in time for the NBA playoffs, uptowners have a new place to catch the big game. Uptown Social, a new Inwood sports bar and gastropub with 15 high-definition TVs, opened its doors at 186 Dyckman St. last week. The sports bar aims to be the place for [...]


Uptown Games Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Uptown Games Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — On your mark, get set, go! Hundreds of local school children will get a taste of track and field this month when the Uptown Games return to the Armory on West 168th Street. Now in its second year, the Uptown Games are a collaboration between State Senator [...]


Olympian Aliann Pompey worked hard to win; now encourages young runners to do the same | NY Daily News

Olympian Aliann Pompey worked hard to win; now encourages young runners to do the same | NY Daily News

BY Clem Richardson Four-time Olympian Aliann Pompey has trained on the Fort Washington Armory track for much of her running career. “This is sort of home and has been to me for some time,” Pompey said as we sat in the stands overlooking the state-of-the-art facility in Washington Heights. “All through college this was the [...]


Pics From the People: Another Beautiful Day

Pics From the People: Another Beautiful Day

Photography by Wallace Flores Check out: Coogan’s Run 2012 In Pictures We invite you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, or e-mail us at UptownCollective@gmail.com. [subscribe2]


First “Uptown Games” promote active lifestyle for local youths | Manhattan Times

First “Uptown Games” promote active lifestyle for local youths | Manhattan Times

Story & photos by Robin Lawless All the children who participated in the first annual Uptown Games at The Armory in Washington Heights this past Sun., April 1st were winners. Their prize? An afternoon of fun running, jumping, sprinting and racing, with nary a video game or computer screen in sight. The track and field [...]


New York Road Runners Holds Youth Jamboree In Washington Heights | CBS New York

New York Road Runners Holds Youth Jamboree In Washington Heights | CBS New York

The New York Road Runners, the group that puts on the marathon and dozens of other races throughout the year, hosted its annual Youth Jamboree Saturday morning in Washington Heights. via: New York Road Runners Holds Youth Jamboree In Washington Heights « CBS New York.


Coogan’s Run 2012 In Pictures

Coogan's Run 2012 In Pictures

Photography by Wallace Flores


Home Town Hero Irina Falconi Upsets 14th Seed

The 21-year-old Irina Falconi, who had not won a match in four Grand Slam appearances before her first-round win here, followed with a 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 upset victory over 14th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova. Read more: 2011 US Open, Day 3 – Roddick Advances With Tough Four-Set Win – NYTimes.com.


U.S. Open 2011: Irina Falconi comes home to New York | ESPN New York

By Jane McManus NEW YORK — When Irina Falconi was just 3 years old, her parents moved the family from Ecuador to Washington Heights. One of the bright spots of the move to New York was their new place, right across from Inwood Hill Park and its nine tennis courts. “I came along and decided [...]


The Falconi Sisters of Inwood

BY Chris Camp (@logrithmic) Inwood was and is a place for youth sports. Growing up in Inwood I built vivid memories of many hours running around Inwood Hill Park. Summers were filled with Inwood Little League baseball, free Wednesday soccer, free tennis, and basketball, all within running distance of each other. I still keep in [...]


Students Tap Power of Rowing on the Harlem River | NYTimes.com

BY Corey Kilgannon “I’M bored,” announced Shlomo Orenstein, 14, a seventh grader from Brooklyn, as he lay on a floating dock on the Harlem River on Thursday, picking splinters out of the wooden planks with his idle hands. Moments later, his mood had changed considerably. He was seated in a sleek racing scull, those same [...]


Millrose Games Expected to Leave Garden for Armory | NYTimes.com

By KEN BELSON The Millrose Games, the most famous indoor track meet in the world, are expected to leave Madison Square Garden, where they have been held since 1914. The Armory Foundation, which owns the rights to the event, is likely to formally announce next week that it is relocating the 104-year-old meet to the [...]

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