The man at the corner table strokes his beard nervously. Beside him, another simply sits and stares, eyes locked on the three giant high definition TVs behind the bar. The New York Red Bulls are 1-0 up in their do-or-die playoff match against FC Dallas. At Woodwork, this Park Slope bar with an all-soccer TV […]
We asked the people of Brooklyn which team they thought owns the borough’s heart. Here’s what they have to say. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Everyone in Brooklyn remembers the Brooklyn Dodgers, even if they never saw a game, and even if the memories aren’t their own. But as I walked around the Ebbets Field Apartments complex, where the team’s stadium once stood, I felt I was on hallowed ground.
October 4th marks the 56th anniversary of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ first and only World Series championship before the team moved to Los Angeles. The Ink asked the people of Brooklyn about that day.
By Beth Morrissey Holding his borrowed tennis racket high above his head, 10-year-old Carlos Morales runs toward the chain link fence that serves as a tennis net. He swings at the incoming ball, and misses. The ball bounces on the concrete behind him. The game is a nail-biter, tied up after multiple volleys. Finally Morales […]
By Sharyn Jackson When Christian Alvarez moved to Brooklyn in 1999 at the age of 18, he missed the food, the language and the culture he left behind in Ecuador. His brother Carlos Alvarez, who had emigrated here seven years earlier, had the cure. He brought Christian to a stretch of broken sidewalk outside a […]
Billy Loes, an All-Star and three-time pennant winner with the Brooklyn Dodgers passed away today in Tucson, AZ at the age of 80. Loes was famous for predicting a Yankees win in seven games, while his Dodgers were playing them in the World Series.
(Photo credit: Matt Rodigheri) By Vinnie Rotondaro On Wednesday I met with Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, the recently minted owner of the New Jersey Nets, at the Clover Club, a bar in Carroll Gardens. Prokhorov is the first-ever foreign owner of an NBA team. He never drinks. “Maybe a glass of red wine sometimes,” he […]
Why so many people of color fear swimming, and what some are doing about it.
In New York’s little Russia by the sea, disappointment with Russia’s Winter Olympics performance…