Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Thirteen dollars isn’t enough to buy you a large pizza in New York. A thirteen-dollar cab fare might get you from midtown to the East Village — as long as it’s not rush hour, of course. But here’s something you can buy with thirteen of your hard-earned clams: an after-hours tour of Central Park that involves handcuffs, experimental music, a blindfold, and, if you play your cards right, some recreational drugs.
Meet Bernard Herman, the host of Haunted New York, a psychological minefield that pushes participants’ boundaries beyond any place considered normal.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
The community board representing Manhattan Beach is girding for a dogfight when a proposal to limit hours at the Oriental Boulevard dog run comes to a vote.
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
The 2016 Brooklyn Senior Olympics kicked off with events ranging from swimming to shot put to ping-pong bouts.
State Senator Jesse Hamilton (D –Brooklyn) and St. John’s Seniors Organization President Joyce Bolden turned out to support the 40 seniors, who engaged in fierce competition at St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights.
Bolden recently returned from winning her own gold medal in the Empire State Senior Olympic Games in Cortland, N.Y., and was inspired to start a similar event in Brooklyn. She and Hamilton huddled over the idea, and the Silver Kings and Queens Olympics were born.
A series of preliminary competitions will held at recreation centers each month leading up to the main, culminating event, set for May 11-13 in Brooklyn.
Saturday, September 12th, 2015
About one in four Americans say they do some form of volunteer work. In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a day of national service and remembrance to honor the actions of volunteers in the aftermath of 9/11. Some New Yorkers marked the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks by helping with conservation efforts on Governors Island.