Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

A Soccer Mom Who Runs a League of 4,000

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit, WESTYS

WESTY_Dana DiPrima By John Friia Dana DiPrima wears many hats; she is a mother, a wife and the commissioner of the West Side Soccer League since 2005. As the commissioner, she oversees the league, which has over 4,000 neighborhood youths ranging from 5 to 18 years old. There are nearly 400 teams, with 800 coaches and 500 [&hellip
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A Different Kind of Serve at the U.S. Open

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

ws_James Della Pace-US Open UPPER WEST SIDER, STAFFS THE FAMOUS TENNIS TOURNAMENT By Angela Barbuti James Della Pace is serving at the U.S. Open, but he is not a tennis player. President of Amerivents Event Staffing, his company staffs the USTA with over 1,000 employees at the tournament’s concessions and suites. This can seem like a daunting task. However, [&hellip
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Not So Amazin’ Season Start

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Sports

Citifield Courtesty of Adam Mazza Yesterday was the Mets’ opening day at Citifield. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the wind is howling mournfully between the empty seats. It seems many fans have soured over what hasn’t been an amazing year for the Mets, forcing to the team to have what looks to be the first Opening [&hellip
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The Extraordinary Sports—and Sportspeople— of Downtown Manhattan

Written by Kevin Sheehan on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News

New York is in the middle of its annual weather sweet spot. The dog days of August are behind us, the leaves haven’t started to fall yet and most urban dwellers are feeling the pull toward outdoor activities, mostly because in the back of our collective unconscious memories are the frozen days of January and [&hellip
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City Week: August 20 – August 26

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Hannah O’Grady and Shilpa Agrawal FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 Senior Citizen Jin Shin Jyutsu—Open to senior citizens, this is a peaceful way to start your afternoon. Join Judith Janus, practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu, to harmonize your mind, body and spirit with various exercises. DOROT, [&hellip
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City Week: August 13 – August 19

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A Selective Listing of Recommended Cultural & Community Events Compiled by Alice Robb and Reid Spagna Friday, August 13 Mostly Mozart—The 2010 Mostly Mozart Festival continues with Osmo Vanska, called “a conductor of genius” by The New Yorker, leading the Festival Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s D-Minor Piano Concerto and Symphony No. 40. Avery [&hellip
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One Year, Two Record-Breakers

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Inside the main gym at The Dalton School’s athletics building, there is a large banner listing the 1,000-point scorers in the school’s basketball history. The list stretches back decades and includes roughly a dozen entries. But until this year, it featured only one girl, a 2006 graduate named Mia Gliedman. This season, within a month [&hellip
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Ride ’Em, Cowboy

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Any time bulls come to Madison Square Garden, you usually know what to expect: A walking advertisement for big-and-tall clothing purveyors, some intense above-the-rim athleticism, a healthy dose of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah and, if the past decade is any indication, a loss for the Knicks. The bulls came to the Garden the weekend [&hellip
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