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2014 Stories by Allen Barra

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  • RUN, RUN, RUDOLPH

    published December 3, 2014

    The New York Road Runners Club has a terrific holiday cause — a sneaker drive for kids in the city’s underfunded schools. Their free... More >>

  • RIDING OUT THE HOLIDAYS

    published November 26, 2014

    There are a lot of things to like about this bike ride: Turkey Day costumes are encouraged, their turkey mascot has a name (Tom Pedro),... More >>

  • BRIDGING THE GAP

    published November 19, 2014

    If you don’t often drive between Brooklyn and Staten Island, your recollection of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge may stem from the starting... More >>

  • ON THE RADAR

    published November 12, 2014

    We are all too familiar with natural disasters. As you read this, a volcano spews lava in Hawaii; two years ago, we were reeling from the punch of... More >>

  • OLD COLLEGE TRY

    published November 5, 2014

    Since you can forget about pro football in New York this season, get your football fix with a college game in, of all places, Yankee Stadium.... More >>

  • PADDLE FOR YOUR LIFE

    published October 29, 2014

    Looking for something different to do this Halloween? The folks at the North Brooklyn Boat Club have just the thing: haunted canoe rides... More >>

  • SHOW YOUR BONES

    published October 22, 2014

    Start your Halloween celebrations a week early with the Morbid Anatomy Museum’s annual Day of the Dead costume party. The evening starts... More >>

  • IN A PICKLE

    published October 15, 2014

    If you loved the movie Crossing Delancey and would have had no hesitation about hooking up with Peter Riegert just because he sold pickles,... More >>

  • TO THE BAT CAVE

    published October 8, 2014

    Bats have gotten an unfair rep, mostly due to their fictional association with vampires, but our only flying mammal — flying squirrels only... More >>

  • WALK THE WALK

    published September 24, 2014

    Now, this is something different. The folks at Elastic City want to involve the public — that’s you — in outdoor art,... More >>

  • READIN’ ON THE RIVER

    published September 3, 2014

    If you love boats or books or both, this is a great way to spend the day. The Floating Library was conceived by artist Beatrice Glow, who... More >>

  • THE INDUSTRIAL AGELESS

    published October 1, 2014

    If you’ve never been to the New York Transit Museum, located underground in a historic subway station in downtown Brooklyn, you’re... More >>

  • WALK THIS WAY

    published May 21, 2014

    The folks at Free Tours by Foot offer a guide into every wonderful aspect of New York City, including food, history, graffiti and street art,... More >>

  • GIANT AMBITION

    published September 10, 2014

    A lot of people are down on the Giants after a less than mediocre 2013 season (7-9), but remember this: Just three years ago they went into the... More >>

  • DAMN YANKEES

    published August 27, 2014

    In recent years, two things have basically been wrong with the Yankees–Red Sox rivalry, which has thrived on mutual hate since Boston sold... More >>

  • OUT IN THE OPEN

    published August 27, 2014

    The U.S. Open claims the largest attendance of any of the tennis world’s majors, last year drawing more than 713,000 in 26 sessions. It... More >>

  • HIGH TIMES

    published May 28, 2014

    When you walk the High Line, with its lush gardens, sculptures, cafés, and sweeping views of Manhattan, it’s hard to believe it was... More >>

  • PLAY BALL!

    published August 20, 2014

    Maybe the only truly Italian tradition that The Godfather omitted was having the dons decide who would run New York with a game of bocce ball.... More >>

  • RIDE LIKE THE WIND

    published August 13, 2014

    You probably never heard of the Aeolian Ride – Aeolian means “carried by the wind” – but now you can be in it! This is a... More >>

  • STREET SMART

    published July 30, 2014

    In the age-old NYC battle between pedestrians and cars, the pedestrians win out for three Saturdays this month as the Department of Transportation... More >>

  • YEAR OF THE DRAGON

    published August 6, 2014

    The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is based on the legend of an ancient Chinese patriot-poet who was banished from his state for advocating... More >>

  • GONE FISHIN’

    published July 30, 2014

    Every summer, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation conducts fishing clinics to teach different techniques, but that’s... More >>

  • ALL HAIL THE KING

    published July 23, 2014

    Minor league games are always fun, with time honored events like the hot dog condiment race between Mr. Ketchup, Mr. Mustard and Mr. Relish... More >>

  • BEST COAST

    published July 16, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy calls the coastal wetlands “the kidneys of the coast,” and they mean that in the best possible way: The plants... More >>

  • WATER WORLD

    published July 9, 2014

    The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance was formed six years ago with two goals: first, bring together companies and groups that are connected to New... More >>

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