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Frisbee Anyone? NY Empire @ Pier 5 This Sunday

To the surprise and delight of casual players everywhere, you can get paid to throw a frisbee, and New York’s own team—the aptly named Empire—want to show you how! The Empire, members of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL)—one of two professional ultimate leagues in North America—will host a match this Sunday against the DC [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog World Cup Journal: USA 2, Portugal 2; Germany 2 Ghana 2;

In a weekend of exciting World Cup action, the United States squandered a brilliant chance to advance from the “Group of Death,” yielding a late goal in extra time to allow Portugal a 2-2 tie on Sunday, one day after a thrilling 2-2 draw between Germany and Ghana. Both results set up an exciting finish [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, June 21, the Atlantic Avenue BID, in conjunction with Make Music New York, is having its first ever Summer Celebration from noon until 9:00 p.m. The festivities will span the length of Atlantic from the East River to Flatbush Avenue, and will include live music from 36 performers and groups at 12 venues, [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog World Cup Journal: USA 2, Ghana 1

On a balmy Monday night a jam-packed Brooklyn Heights crowd watching the United States World Cup opener on the big screens at The Custom House was treated to a number of US firsts: fifth fastest Cup goal in history (but the fastest in US World Cup history), defender John Brooks’ first-ever goal as a member [...]

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The Custom House Serves Up The World’s Favorite Game

When host Brazil faced off yesterday against an upstart Croatia team in Sao Paulo, it was the opening match in professional sport’s grandest spectacle. Every four years the World Cup pits the thirty-two best (or perhaps most geographically fortunate) football sides in an elimination tournament. This year’s Cup will be played over the next four [...]

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Official Opening of Pier 2 and Pier 4 Beach Thursday

While the Pier 4 beach (photo) and Pier 2, with its athletic facilities (see photo after the jump) have been accessible to the public for several days now, they will both be officially opened this Thursday (May 22) afternoon. From Brooklyn Bridge Park: Our program will kick off promptly at 3:30pm with a celebratory ribbon-cutting, [...]

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Gotham SideWalks’ Bike Tours Examine Brooklyn’s Glorious Baseball Past

With the Mets’ and Yankees’ seasons in full swing, and thousands of Brooklyn children experiencing the joys of Little League, this Saturday—and again on May 10—Gotham SideWalks will present Bike Brooklyn Baseball Tour, an intimate journey through the formative century of 1850 to 1950 when professional baseball was dominated by New York teams and our [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players will open their three weekend production of Yentl, by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, a play about “the divine androgeny of the soul,” this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. Looking ahead, the Players will resume their Theater for [...]

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Play Ball! Brooklyn Heights Athletic Club Adult Co-Ed Softball League Begins Play this Sunday

Beginning this weekend, a clear indicator of spring’s approach will appear at Van Vorhees Park on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront: the Brooklyn Heights Athletic Club opens their 20th season of adult co-ed softball play. Appealing to adults distracted by the many complications of urban living, for a mere $120 the BHAC offers local players a [...]

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Cosmos Partner in Soccer Training at Pier 5 This Spring

The New York Cosmos Training and Development Program has entered into partnership with Play Study Win Metro Soccer NY to provide soccer training for kids ages seven through twelve at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park this spring. According to Big Apple Soccer: The Brooklyn spring clinics will be offered on Saturdays beginning March 22 for [...]

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Tough Overtime Loss To Robert Morris Doesn’t Dampen St. Francis Brooklyn Spirits

Despite yesterday’s dispiriting 71-70 overtime loss to Robert Morris in Moon Township, PA, St. Francis Brooklyn head coach Glenn Braica was surprisingly upbeat. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of our guys effort and resiliency,” said Braica, who watched his team rally from seven points down in the extra period only to lose [...]

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Short-Handed St. Francis Drops Heart-Breaking 73-71 Decision on Last-second Shot

On Tuesday night at the Pope Center in downtown Brooklyn, with new allegations of criminal activity by one of their players plaguing the squad, the St. Francis Brooklyn’s men’s basketball team dropped a heart-breaking 73-71 decision to Central Connecticut State. Seconds after junior Brent Jones’ free throw following a steal from CCSU junior Kyle Vinales [...]

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St. Francis’ Martin, White Arrested; Jones, Santavenere and Mystery Player Status Unclear

On Friday, Mark Morales of the Daily News reported that St. Francis Brooklyn men’s basketball player Anthony White was arrested recently by the New York Police Department in response to domestic violence charges. White, 19, a sophomore guard for the small college located in Brooklyn Heights, was alleged on February 3 to have choked his [...]

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St. Francis, NEC Misery Has Company: Wagner Suspends Player For Season

In an apparently unrelated but parallel development to the ongoing investigation of four St. Francis Brooklyn men’s basketball players, it was reported Tuesday by Cormac Gordon of the Staten Island Examiner that Wagner College junior Jay Harris, the Seahawks’ leading three-point threat, has been suspended for the remainder of the season for what has been [...]

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Unexpected Suspensions Engulf St. Francis Men’s Basketball in Uncertainty

On the eve of its biggest game in years, the St. Francis men’s basketball team found itself unexpectedly short-handed on Saturday for their match-up with Robert Morris, the top team in the Northeast Conference (NEC). Junior Brent Jones, St. Francis’ starting point guard, sophomore Anthony White, super freshman Wayne Martin and junior P.J. Santavenere were [...]

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Wayne to the Rescue: Freshman Martin Saves St. Francis in Overtime

Freshman Wayne Martin may be a newcomer to St. Francis Brooklyn’s basketball rivalry with Wagner, but based on his clutch performance in Saturday night’s thrilling 73-72 overtime win against the Seahawks, it looks like he’s grown quite comfortable in the spotlight. The home grown 6-6 freshman (South Shore) hit a leaner with 24 seconds left [...]

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