Myongku Gang (Photo via The Korea Times)

Running for Korean Reunification

East Asian, New York, Sports February 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

A 57-year-old Korean, Myongku Kang, is running from Los Angeles to New York to promote the cause of peaceful reunification of Korea, The Korea Times reports.

At the Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, old-school footballers meet to dream. (Photo by Jairo Giraldo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Local ‘Fútbol’: The Joy of Playing and Running at 60

Queens, Sports January 6, 2015 at 11:59 am

A parade of aging soccer players meet at a Queens middle school to relish in the joy of playing, El Diario reports.

Nooria Nodrat's medals adorn her wall, 10 of them from the NYC Marathon. (Photo by Jack D’Isidoro via Queens Courier)

Blind Marathoner Runs for Afghanis

Asian, Health, Sports November 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Queens resident Nooria Nodrat, herself blind and asthmatic, ran her 10th NYC marathon to raise money to help the visually impaired in her native country, reports Queens Courier.

Running for Health and Unity

Running for Health and Unity

African American, Featured Posts, New York, Sports, Video November 1, 2014 at 12:43 am

African-American male running group Black Men Run gears up for the New York City Marathon.

Japanese baseball players and officials. (Photo by Gabriele Pariente via Home Reporter)

Youth Baseball Bridges Japanese and Brooklynites

Brooklyn, East Asian, Sports, Youth August 1, 2014 at 10:51 am

A game between the “Tsunami Kids” of Japan and “Hurricane Sandy Kids” of Brooklyn concluded the first “Brooklyn-Japan Youth Baseball Exchange,” a program that brought together kids affected by the natural disasters, reports Home Reporter.

Provence in NYC: Playing Pétanque in Bryant Park

Provence in NYC: Playing Pétanque in Bryant Park

A game of skill and tactics with ancient origins, pétanque has its fans, old and new.

Public pool in Astoria Park (Photo via City Limits)

Survival in Water is ‘Shaded by Race’

African American, Health, In the News, Latino, New York, Sports, Youth July 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm

With the summer months typically come a rise in drownings, and City Limits notes that there are large disparities between white, black and Latino youths with respect to the ability to swim.

Brian Questa at Gottscheer Hall for the final match of the 2014 World Cup between Germany and Argentina. (Photo by Eric Jankiewicz via Queens Courier)

Hipsters Keep German Bar Alive in Queens

Business, Queens, Sports, Western European July 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Attracted to the “authenticity” of Gottscheer Hall in Ridgewood, younger, affluent patrons helped the bar finally turn a profit after 15 years of being in the red, reports Queens Courier.

Celebrating Argentina's victory in Queens (Photo by Gustavo Martinez)

World Cup Brings Tears of Joy, and Sorrow

Latino, Manhattan, Queens, Sports July 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

El Diario covers the shifting emotions of the World Cup with stories on Argentina’s win and Brazil’s defeat.

France v Germany on the screen at Nevada smith's (Photo by Mathilde Hamel for Voices of NY)

World Cup Blues: Watching France Lose

New York, Sports, Western European July 7, 2014 at 7:55 pm

A French citizen living in New York follows the game as it’s broadcast from Rio.

Image from FIFA video

Essay: Portuguese Days of the U.S. Team

Today’s U.S. team could take inspiration from a stunning upset 64 years ago in Brazil.

The City Where Soccer Never Sleeps

The City Where Soccer Never Sleeps

Education, New York, Sports, Video June 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

For the most part, American interest in soccer seems to peak every four years with the World Cup. But in New York, immigrants, expats and natives keep the sport kicking all the days in between, as shown in the latest episode of Independent Sources.

Nacy, Edison and Bryan Macancela buying flags on Roosevelt Ave. (Photo by Gustavo Martínez via El Diario).

Fans Around NYC Set for World Cup Kickoff

Latino, Metro Area, Sports June 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

El Diario/La Prensa is running a series of reports on the spirit of the 2014 World Cup in the city’s Latino neighborhoods.

Juan Inga, owner of Sabor Latino in Queens, will devote two branches of the restaurant to the games  (Photo by Nube Urgilés via El Diario).

From Cards to Tapas, Latinos Gear Up for the World Cup

In the News, Latino, New York, Sports June 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

The World Cup in Brazil won’t kick off until Thursday, but every Latino corner of the city has been gearing up for the quadrennial event for weeks, as a series of reports in El Diario/La Prensa show.

These dogs at Dalila’s Petwear, one of the event's sponsors, just couldn't wait for Saturday. (Photo via Queens Latino)

Paws in the Air for the World Cup

Queens, Sports May 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Dogs and owners get a chance to celebrate the upcoming World Cup this weekend, dressed in the colors of their favorite team, reports Queens Courier.