CALLING ALL BIKERS. Newbies, daily commuters, racers, cruisers, and weekend warriors. Whether you’d like to feel more comfortable biking in traffic, are preparing for a century, want to know how to fix a flat tire or just become a stronger rider, it’s time to sign up for a full day of bicycle camp conducted by […]

5 Boro Tour

This past Sunday, the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour got underway at 8a.m. in lower Manhattan with approximately 32,000 helmeted and enthusiastic bikers heading out for a 42-mile adventure. The weather was perfect, the route was cleared of automobile traffic, and the organizers arranged for ample refreshments and rest stops (i.e., toilets) at regular […]

Brooklyn Bridge Park

I am a Manhattanite who regularly takes advantage of what lies off Manhattan. When I think about the best way to spend a relaxing spring afternoon in the city, I imagine myself sitting legs stretched out on the grass in Brooklyn Bridge Park next to my wife and daughter. We are all looking out at […]

On Sunday of Labor Day weekend, the Westchester Cycle Club is putting on an all-level bike ride that goes throughout Westchester and ends with a lunch. At least 1,000 riders are anticipated to attend the Golden Apple bike ride, which covers a range of routes—25, 50, 75, 100 and even 125 miles—over the Croton Gorge, […]

I know it’s hot, but there is no excuse for missing some of the finest musicians in the business at the 2010 BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival at Metrotech in downtown Brooklyn. Every Thursday through August 5 there will be a free outdoor concert just a few steps away from nearly every subway line in […]

  Any hint of a bitter cold winter is now long gone and a steady stream of 70-degree days lie ahead. This means it’s time to get that bicycle greased up and out of storage, and start riding again. If you live in Manhattan, you know that the biking options are so much better than […]

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society Yuletide Ball

In a season reserved for indulging, can you enjoy the eggnog and do some good while drinking it? Yes, you can. On Saturday night, December 15, participate in a decades-long tradition of supporting the Brooklyn Kindergarten Society by attending the annual Yuletide Ball in Brooklyn Heights. This black-tie event is the year’s social highpoint for […]

Brooklyn Heights Bridge

I moved out of Brooklyn Heights in 1989 for an extended stay in Los Angeles.  Despite frequent visits back to New York to see friends and family, I was not prepared for the changes that have transformed the surrounding communities in the intervening years.  In the 1980s, DUMBO and MetroTech were fleeting thoughts in the […]

Staten Island Yankees

There is something about baseball in Brooklyn. Most of the people reading this article will not remember when the Brooklyn Dodgers played at Ebbets Field in Flatbush—or for that matter, when the New York Giants played in the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan. While the Mets and Yankees fill the needs of most baseball fans […]