Posts Tagged ‘Yankees’

Pokemon Go Taught Me the History of My Adopted Home | Inverse

Pokemon Go Taught Me the History of My Adopted Home | Inverse

By Nickolaus Hines Between the streets of Broadway and Saint Nicholas at 170th Street in uptown Manhattan, there’s a small, triangular park named after Juan Pablo Duarte, one of the founders of the Dominican Republic. I live right next to Duarte’s Square, but I probably would have spent my life ignorant of his place in […]


1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

1935 Police Beat: Babe Ruth Hits Pedestrian on Seaman Avenue | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson On a summer evening in 1935 Julia Straus, a fifty-eight year old resident of 72 Seaman Avenue had a run in with the most famous athlete in baseball—Babe Ruth. As it happened Ruth was driving southbound on Seaman Avenue when Straus walked into the path of his car near the intersection of […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Celebration, Washington Heights Style | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: A Celebration, Washington Heights Style | NY Times

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 […]


Historic Harlem stairway to the Polo Grounds is reborn thanks to Daily News editorials | NY Daily News

BY Frank Green | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A legendary flight of stairs has been re-born, thanks to a years-long campaign spearheaded by the Daily News. The baseball and football Giants joined the Yankees, Mets, Jets and Major League Baseball, along with former Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, now the city controller, to contribute a […]


Pedro Alvarez slugs path from Washington Heights to stardom with Pittsburgh Pirates | NY Daily News

Pedro Alvarez slugs path from Washington Heights to stardom with Pittsburgh Pirates | NY Daily News

Perhaps the only thing more notable about Pedro Alvarez than his power is the path he has taken to the big leagues. A Dominican-born kid coming out of Washington Heights is hardly the stuff of headlines. But when that kid goes to Horace Mann, a prestigious private school in Riverdale, and then turns down almost […]


Pedro Martinez building hope in the Dominican | The Boston Globe

Pedro Martinez building hope in the Dominican | The Boston Globe

By Stan Grossfeld EL MAMON, Dominican Republic — Pedro Martinez wraps his long, elegant fingers around the handle of a Stanley hammer, grabs a nail, and starts pounding away. He’s helping rebuild a rusty tin-and-plywood shack for an old woman who raised six children there by herself. For Martinez, who had five brothers and sisters, it […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: A Celebration, Washington Heights Style | NY Times

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 […]

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