Topic: New York City

January 23, 2014

A night at the Professional Bull Riders tour's New York City stop offers some culture clash, some non-culture, and some sense of what this strange sport is all about. It has something to do with Sports Entertainment, and something more to do with ferocious livestock.

September 13, 2013

For Mets fans, and a great many others, baseball is a waiting game at this point of the season. Not just for next season, but for an opportunity to feel That Baseball Feeling again.

June 28, 2013

Matt Harvey has done everything a baseball fans could've hoped for and more in his brief and brilliant time with the Mets. Don't we at least owe him a nickname?

May 10, 2013

New York City may be about to get its own MLS team, courtesy of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour. But it won't be the New York Cosmos, in name or coolness or spirit or any other sense, and that's a pity.

November 2, 2012

The New York City Marathon is off, which is as it should be. But that it came so close to being run with the city still devastated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy speaks to a number of daunting divisions and distances.

November 2, 2012

As the New York City Marathon faces the strangest run in its history in the wake of Hurricane Sandy's devastation, it seems worthwhile to take a look back at this long race's long, strange, and almost implausibly colorful history, both in New York and in the public consciousness.

October 26, 2012

America's Greatest Fans, or whatever St. Louis Cardinals fans call themselves these days, have their own roost in New York City: Foley's, a bar in the non-neighborhood around the Empire State Building that's transformed into a bustling, red-clad scene during every Cardinals game. It's a unique scene—and a very different place once the Cardinals are out of the playoffs.

July 2, 2012

Notes from the annual Steve Nash Foundation Showdown game, where NBA players and sports journos alike are tolerated by world-class soccer players. All for the good of the kids.

May 24, 2012

For a brief moment, Amar'e Stoudemire was at the center of something great in New York, and looked like the city's next great basketball hero. He's still in town, but that moment and Stoudemire's opportunity appear to have passed.

April 11, 2012

The Wood Memorial is one of the bigger races leading up to the Kentucky Derby, with a $1 million purse to match. Which makes it that much stranger to find it being run in the Aqueduct Racetrack of today, which is still a short walk from the A train, and in the process of being devoured by slot machines.