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06.01.15 Liam Mathews

In something of a great moment for corporate-public partnerships, Nike is in the process of repairing the deteriorated soccer field (or “pitch,” which is what you call the field if you say “football”) in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, which the company originally paid for back in 2006. Bowery Boogie reports that new turf has been […]

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05.12.15 Liam Mathews

On Tuesday, Bowery Boogie posted a rumor that retired NBA great Steve Nash offered to pay to repair a decrepit soccer field in the Lower East Side’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park, but the city turned down his offer due to “bureaucratic bullshit,” according to Bowery Boogie’s inside source. The soccer field on Stanton Street was […]

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07.14.14 Marina Galperina

After a month of FIFA festivities, the 2014 World Cup soccer championship finally ended with the German team kicking a ball into the big ground basket. And now, to savor the tail-end of those sweet, sweet World Cup metrics, here’s a list of the most important things that happened on the internet, by the internet, […]

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06.12.14 Eugene Reznik

Mario Tama, a staff photographer for Getty Images, first caught my eye a few months ago with this disturbing photo above taken in what the caption calls Rio de Janeiro’s “Cracolandia” (Read: “Crackland” or “Dope City”). In addition to the complexity of his layered compositions, the ‘daily life’ photos he’s been filing from Brazil ever […]

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04.24.14 Andy Cush

Meanwhile, in Japan, Barack Obama is playing soccer with a robot. The president received a pass from Honda’s vaguely creepy humanoid bot ASIMO today as part of a technology- and security-focused visit to the country, according to the AP. After leaving Japan, he’ll visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. […]

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08.09.13 Bucky Turco

To promote its coverage of a bunch of upcoming soccer games in the UK known as the Premier League to New Yorkers and tourists alike, NBC Sports enlisted UK street artist D*Face to create a massive Times Square billboard. “Don’t call it soccer. It’s football… just not as you know it,” reads the ad, portions […]

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05.23.13 Andy Cush

Adidas’s Fanatic Premier soccer league pits a host of New York businesses against one other, once a week at Grand and Chrystie streets on the Lower East Side. Teams involved include the Ace Hotel, Miss Lily’s, the Chinatown Soccer Club,  and a bunch of others. Why do you care? Because Mother, our sugar momma, has a team, […]

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07.30.12 David Lumb

The NYC Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz and NY Assemblyman Francisco Moya are convinced that Queens is the right place for the next MLS expansion team and building a soccer stadium in Queens with private funds is the way to go. Why Queens? Why NOT Queens? With a population of 2.3 million people that’s been considered one […]

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07.16.12 Joseph Schulhoff

Take Tristan Eaton’s art, throw in some of Thierry Henry’s athleticism, and stir in some Red Bull and what do you have? This! Turns out all you need to combine soccer and art is a giant contraption with kickable targets. <!– Start of Brightcove Player –> <div style=”display:none”> </div> <!– By use of this code […]

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01.21.11 Marina Galperina

Watch NYC’s working heroes throw in the towel (or the messenger bike, the chalk, the cab keys) and get together for a little soccer in this likable short doc-style film from Yves Wilson. Sniff sniff. Can’t smell any corporate sponsorship on this one, so go ahead and enjoy it without feeling like you’re watching a […]

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