Posts Tagged: New York City

Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win 2018 NYC Marathon

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the New York City Marathon, holding off his countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 seconds. Desisa finished in 2:05:59. Last year’s winner, Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya, finished third.

Mary Keitany of Kenya became the second woman to win the marathon four times, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot by 3:13. Keitany ran the race in 2:22:48, the second-fastest in history. Margaret Okayo of Kenya holds the record of 2:22:31, which was set in 2003.

Political satire was on parade at Halloween in NYC

Election 2018 was clearly the unofficial theme of the annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City, as thousands of costumed revelers made their way up Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue on Wednesday night. From robots to anti-Trump costumes, see the best of this year’s parade.

NYC pups in cute and creative costumes for annual Halloween Dog Parade

New York City’s annual Halloween Dog Parade almost didn’t happen because of problems with insurance. But sponsors saved the fun event in which hundreds of canines compete in front of thousands of spectators.

Ellis Island: From ‘sad side’ to saving ‘South Side’

A century ago, the hospital complex at the historic Ellis Island immigration inspection station was where approximately one out of every 10 arrivals who were too sick to be allowed into the country were sent to recover, or to die.
The 29-building medical complex – in its day the largest public health institution in the U.S. – was itself left to die when the immigration station closed in 1954. Ellis Island’s Main Building was restored and reopened as an immigration museum in 1990. But the hospital complex on the island’s south side remained shuttered for 60 years until two months ago, when officials opened the dilapidated buildings for public viewing.

Tribute in Light

Tribute in Light is a commemorative public art installation first presented six months after 9/11 and then every year thereafter, from dusk to dawn, on the night of September 11. It has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.

Immigration rally in NYC to mark ‘World Refugee Day’

Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious, and advocacy communities staged a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes representing 85,000 refugees not allowed into the U.S. in 2018; carried life-size orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings; and read the names of refugees who have died in transit.

The Last Three: Behind the effort to save the northern white rhinoceros

Artists Gillie and Marc Schattner have created the world’s tallest bronze rhino sculpture as a means to inspire and mobilize people to affect real change against rhino horn sales. Their art calls for humans to work together to make sure that history won’t repeat itself. Their 17-foot tall sculpture will be used to raise critical awareness and the funds needed to protect northern white rhinos, as well as to educate people about the plight of the rhinos.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City

New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns fashionable Fifth Avenue green in the world’s largest Irish heritage celebration. The 257th edition of New York City’s parade drew more than 1 million spectators to watch an estimated 150,000 spirited marchers, including more than 100 bands. (AP)

2017 NYC Veterans Day Parade

New York City hosted its 98th annual Veterans Day Parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation, on Nov. 11. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, with marching bands, people on floats, veterans’ groups and military units.

At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Flagstaff to honor the fallen.

This year’s parade marks the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I (1917-2017). The U.S. Air Force is this year’s featured service. The parade is also a key part of Veterans Day USA, a national network of events working toward the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day in 2019. (Yahoo News)