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.

Pedro Pires (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

En Route to World Cup, Ronaldo Plays NJ

Portugal’s national soccer team will train and play for fans in the state.

Juan Laporte's Boxing Gym (Photo via Hunts Point Express video)

Fighting to Stay off the Streets

Bronx, Sports April 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Former gang member Fernando “Ponce” Laspina heads El Maestro Cultural and Educational Center the South Bronx, which strives to keep young people out of trouble, reports Hunts Point Express.

Bronco Internacional (Photo via El Diario video)

Masked Wrestlers Practice ‘Lucha Libre’ in the Bronx

Featured Posts, Mexican, Sports, Voices' Picks February 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Aficionados of Mexican freestyle wrestling known as “lucha libre” follow their passion.

Jonathan Ruiz (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

Long Island Teen Aims for 2016 Olympics

Long Island, Sports February 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Jonathan Ruiz, a 17-year old Salvadoran-American, trains more than 20 hours a week in hopes of joining the U.S. swim team that will go to the next Summer Olympics in Brazil, reports La Tribuna Hispana.

Protesting human rights abuses at the Russian Consulate on February 6. (Photo via Queer Nation NY)

As Olympic Games Begin, Protesters Slam Russia’s LGBT Crackdown

LGBTQ, Sports February 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm

With the Sochi Games in full swing, Gay City News reports on protests against anti-LGBT brutality in Russia.