Where to Get Fit in the City: Best (and Cheapest) Gyms in NYC

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Some city gyms have all the bells and whistles, while others take the no-frills approach. Then there’s the whole continuum in between. You can find just about anything you can dream up in NYC, but ultimately what you want from a workout is a personal choice. Furthermore, what may seem thrilling at signup, can quickly [&hellip
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What Made Them So Great? The 9.5 Best Moments From the 2012 Olympics

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The most memorable and controversial moments surrounding this year’s Olympics by Nick Gallinelli There are many things about the Olympics that come and go. Many of the athletes are transient. They become popular for the month preceding the competition — answer Qs and As for profiles about sports most people know nothing about— are popular [&hellip
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We Love Lin, But At What Cost? Is The Legacy Worth the Paycheck?

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New Houston offer makes one New Yorker wonder if Lin, despite huge fan base, is worth it It’s a bit of an odd thing to begin with— Jeremy Lin’s “Linsanity” legacy. How often does 25 games started, one insane week, and post-season injuries and irrelevance constitute one of the most-talked-about monikers in all of sports? [&hellip
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Community Board Wants Fashion Week Out of Damrosch Park

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200px-New_York_City_-_Manhattan_-_Community_Board_7_crop By Amanda Woods Community Board 7 wants Fashion Week to find a new home. Residents have long complained about the noise, removal of greenery and lack of access to Damrosch Park because of the many concessionaires that occupy the space throughout the year, all issues addressed in the Board’s resolution. And as locals see it, [&hellip
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Cyclist Killed After Hitting Door In Queens Leads to Questions about Bicycling Safety

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It was an unfortunate day for an unsuspecting cyclist on Sunday when he hit a car door while riding his bike in Queens. The cyclist, 39, whose name is undisclosed, ended up dying at the scene. According to the New York Post, the cyclist’s jugular was punctured by his bike’s handlebars, and witnesses’ efforts to [&hellip
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Is the Euro 2012 Cup Plagued by Fears of Racism?

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Euro 2012 host countries Poland and Ukraine find themselves under close scrutiny as racism accusations intensify. The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) has already opened several investigations as we approach the second week of the competition.   The controversy was sparked last month with BBC’s “Stadiums of Hate,” a documentary denouncing the presence of [&hellip
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Throwback Threads for Vintage Cycling Enthusiasts

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How Brits brought tweed back to New York City By Mike Vidafar Ted Young-Ing was just an ordinary British cyclist in 2009, when he became the new owner of a pair of plus fours (pants that extend four inches beyond the knee). He had no idea that by the end of that year, he would [&hellip
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Warner Wolf’s Home-Field Advantage

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On meeting Joe DiMaggio and the most important story he ever covered By Angela Barbuti   For over 50 years, Warner Wolf has been eyewitness to the world’s greatest athletes and seen some sporting events that have gone down in the annals of human history. His line, “Let’s go to the videotape,” which began as [&hellip
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Overhauled with Care

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overhaul8 The behind-the-scenes process of refurbishing a bicycle at Recycle-A-Bike Photos & Text by Veronica Hoglund As the weather continues to get warmer, there is no question that most of us will be spending our free time outdoors soon. With that in mind, now might be the perfect time to invest in the bicycle you know [&hellip
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