Allan Barra

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  • 3 years ago

    Yes, an NFL game on a Wednesday night—especially the season opener—is unusual, but the game was scheduled around President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Now, in another first, NBC—which ha...

  • 4 years ago

    If you’re looking for something completely different after the holidays, this has got to be it. We can’t think of any other event at any time of the year that promises “three snot-spewing, bone-crushing, adrenaline-soaked perform...

  • 4 years ago

    The NBA’s decision to kick off the long-delayed season on Christmas Day with the Knicks taking on the Celtics at Madison Square Garden was a stroke of marketing genius. Don’t let anyone tell you this rivalry is just a spin-off of the Y...

  • 4 years ago

    Riding horses for recreation is a joy that often gets overlooked by those of us in the big city. The folks at Gallop NYC are working to change that. Using therapeutic horseback riding to improve the lives of children and adults facing developmenta...

  • 4 years ago

    With the NBA lockout threatening to wipe out the pro season, New York roundball fans have something to fall back on: The Red Storm is back! Last season, the first under head coach Steve Lavin, saw a return of St. John’s basketball tradition ...

  • 4 years ago

    We said it before, and we’ll say it again: The ING New York City Marathon is the best spectator sport in New York. For a first jump, you can’t do better than Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn. Covering the first leg of the race, the runners ar...


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