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Articles about "NYC Fitness"

  • Top NYC Parks for Novice Runners By Jonathan Tuason | March 17, 2014

    When it comes to cardio, treadmills are usually a safe, if boring bet.  Fortunately, with the weather warming up, a good run outdoors is totally feasible - and though there are many running tracks located around the city, the scenery they offer is really only good for a single lap.  Fortunately, there are some readily available routes for runners who are just getting started, or want to change up their usual road runs.  

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  • Software Glitches Delay Citi Bike Program, Once Again By Gabrielle Hughes | August 22, 2012

    Put your kickstand back down because bike shares in Manhattan are facing yet another delay. Although it was recently reported that the Citi Bike program would finally be launched in August, New Yorkers are now going to have to wait until next spring.

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  • Setbacks for NYC Bike-Share Launch By Gabrielle Hughes | July 17, 2012

    Don’t invest in a helmet just yet; government officials have just pushed back the start date of New York City’s bike-share program. Back in May, it was announced that New York would join cities around the world, with the initiation of a public bike system by the end of July. However, Citi Bike’s operator, Alta, has informed potential bike-share customers that the launch of the program has been postponed until August.

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  • Community Board 11 Approves Bike Lanes for East Harlem By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 26, 2012

    After months of heated negotiations that almost derailed plans for bike lanes on 1st and 2nd Avenue in East Harlem, Community Board 11 finally approved the lanes by a vote of 21 – 14 last week. Residents of apartments in East Harlem will soon be able to enjoy these protected bike lanes in the near future – new construction is due to start this Spring. The reason that the vote was as close as it was (2 members also abstained) can be attributed to concerns about job creation, not opposition to the project itself; the Department of Transportation couldn’t promise the board that bike lane installation would provide jobs to local residents. Nonetheless, this decision will be a boon to the burgeoning condo market in East Harlem, a residential apartment market which is among the most affordable in Manhattan.

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  • Five Boro Bike Tour Deals With Rapidly Increasing Participation By Justin Spees | January 17, 2012

    Today kicked off the first day of the raffle for TD Five Boro Bike Tour, the annual biking event in New York City that bills itself as “America’s largest cycling event.” The tour takes place on May 6th, when over 32,000 cyclers will bike 42 miles across all five boroughs of New York. The raffle will stay open until February 7th, and the 32,000 selected riders will be notified by early March.

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  • New Yorkers Learn to Share... Bikes By Daniel Muhlenberg | September 30, 2011

    Don’t own a bike? Not a problem. If you’re bold enough to bike around the city, soon you will be able to rent a public bike, courtesy of the New York City Department of Transportation. The DOT plans to launch a Bike Share program in summer 2012, joining cities that already implemented Bike Share programs, such as Washington DC, London, and Paris. Operated and funded by Alta Bike Share – a private company – the Bike Share stations will be self-service and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Using the public bikes won’t be free, but they won’t break the bank either.

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  • New Landmark in Midtown East By Adam Rothstein | August 22, 2011

    Located in Manhattan’s exciting Midtown East, the East 54th Street Bath House and Gymnasium has just been officially declared a landmark by the NYC Landmark Preservation Commission. Opened in 1911 as one of thirteen bath houses built to improve overall health and cleanliness in NYC, its newly anointed landmark status ensures that this architectural gem will be enjoyed by many generations of Manhattan residents and tourists alike, and adds an extra sense of history to Midtown East.

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  • Tours of Washington Heights This Fall By Adam Rothstein | August 19, 2011

    Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood is gearing up for a series of walking tours exploring its historic significance this fall, beginning in September. James Renner, a neighborhood intellectual and the Community Board 12 appointed historian will be leading them, sharing his love of both Washington Heights, as well as Manhattan’s Inwood with anyone willing to learn. Explains Renner in a DNAinfo article, “these tours will demonstrate to the resident and visitor alike how Upper Manhattan has changed and adapted to suit the needs of its new inhabitants and tourists.” The first of their kind in this vibrant part of NYC, these “walk-abouts” promise to promote awareness and provide education hitherto unavailable to Manhattanites and tourists alike.

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  • Women's Boxing Comes to Chelsea By Adam Rothstein | August 16, 2011

    The first rule of fight club has changed from the mandatory silence of its members to a proud, deafening roar issued forth by the women who now comprise it. Situated in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, Women’s World of Boxing, founded by Teresa Scott, offers boxing classes specifically designed for women, as explained in a DNAinfo article. It all started about eight years ago, when Scott found herself weighing in at 250 pounds. She had tried everything, from boot camps to gyms and a variety of fitness classes. After all of these failed, she decided to attempt something a bit more radical; namely, the systematic bludgeoning of an opponent within the boundaries of the ring’s ropes. However, she immediately faced the challenge of trying to enter into a largely chauvinistic world that seemed unable, or at the very least, unwilling, to accept her into its community. So she took matters into her own hands...or perhaps more aptly, her fists of fury.

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  • Seniors Get their Groove Back By Adam Rothstein | August 15, 2011

    In contrast to our traditional notions that playgrounds are for children, John Jay Park on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has announced the creation of a play-area for senior citizens. Within its boundaries there already exists an area designed for children, which features a section aimed to entertain toddlers as well as a pool and water fountains for older children. However, with the help of Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, the chair of the NYC Council’s Aging Committee, the project has procured $250,000 to transform the Southeast corner of the park on 76th street between York Avenue and FDR Drive into the perfect place for mature New Yorkers to relax and exercise. And of course, into the ideal setting for senior-style frivolity.

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