Posts in Category: New York City

Victory parade for U.S. women’s soccer team

Charles Lindbergh was awarded one after his solo transatlantic flight, and then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was honored with one for his leadership of the Allied Forces. Astronauts, world leaders, a pope and war veterans all have been honored with ticker-tape parades in New York City’s famed Canyon of Heroes. Now, the Women’s National Team is the center of the celebration on Wednesday, commemorating its World Cup win in France on Sunday.

2019 Women’s Rally and March

Women marched in hundreds of U.S. cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the second anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.

Women’s March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, again hosted its main event in Washington, with hundreds of “sister” marches in other cities.

Feeling the pain at the New York City Marathon

More than 50,000 people participated in this year’s marathon as the world-famous race takes runners through all five boroughs. Runners from across the country and around the world competed in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 4, 2018.

By the time many runners crossed the Queensboro Bridge and entered Manhattan near mile 16, they started feeling the pain not only in their bodies, but on their faces too. Here’s a look at how stressful it can be competing in the New York City Marathon. Despite the pain you may see some smiles.

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.

NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Brooklyn Smoker’

After gathering in the parking lot of Gargiulo’s Italian restaurant in Coney Island, approximately 2,700 people — most of them off-duty cops, their families and friends — watched and cheered, drowning out the screams from the Thunderbolt ride in the background, as officers with the NYPD settled disputes in the boxing ring.

Police officers and sergeants from across the city and from the United Kingdom pummeled one another for three one-minute rounds, their anger and lack of boxing experience both evidenced by wild swings, red faces and stumbling feet.