By Mike Vaccaro Maybe you have to be old enough to remember what Washington Heights was like in those years, when crack was rampant, when the dealers seemed to grow more bold and more brazen by the day. Maybe that best illustrates what happens in that neighborhood now, the small miracle that arrives every spring. […]
By John Branch November 5, 2009 As Champagne celebrations go, the best one after the Yankees won the World Series might have been the one on the sidewalk of 191st Street in Washington Heights. Washington Heights is a huge enclave of baseball-crazy Dominican immigrants near the northern tip of Manhattan — and just about two […]
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
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 […]
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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 […]
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.
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]