Category Archives: Over the Weekend

Half-Marathon: That Time When I Ran One By Myself

If I have never offered any of you any advice, allow this to be among the first: don’t ever run a half-marathon by yourself. It’s just stupid…and you can probably die. I speak from experience. Having said that, I’m sure … Continue reading

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Summer Activity #11: Hudson River Cafe – “View v. Food”

Hudson River Cafe Neighborhood: West Harlem Venue: Restaurant, Lounge Atmosphere: Trendy, Fashionable People: Young, Urban, Diverse Rating: 3 I don’t think there is another place in the world where the people love a good brunch as much as New Yorkers … Continue reading

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Summer Activity #10: International African Arts Festival

International African Arts Festival @ Commodore Park Neighborhood: Fort Greene, Brooklyn Venue: NYC Park Atmosphere: Culture and Arts People: Community-inclined Africans & Americans Rating: 3 The International African Arts Festival has been occurring for over 40 years now, and after … Continue reading

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Summer Activity #9: Fort Greene Park, Planks-R-Us

Fort Greene Park Neighborhood: Fort Greene, Brooklyn Venue: NYC Park Atmosphere: Family-friendly People: Families, Yuppies Rating: 5 There are a lot of parks in New York City, and many of them have their pluses and minuses. But in my “vast” … Continue reading

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Over the Weekend: Hooping It Up In NYC

This past Saturday I played basketball for a couple of hours out in New York City’s Chrystie’s fields. It’s not the meanest place in Manhattan, but there certainly were a lot of young men out there taking advantage of the … Continue reading

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Over the Weekend: Teaching and Being “Teached“

Several weekends ago, I went through some preliminary training for the Achievement First tutoring program. Achievement First is a network of 19 public charter schools in New Haven, Bridgeport and Brooklyn. Like most charter schools, they have a unique approach … Continue reading

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UzoNYC Heads to LA and Falls in Love with NY

I went to Los Angeles this past weekend. To get right to it, my most shocking revelation is that NFL Sunday’s start at 10am! That’s amazing to me! Having worked at CBS Sports, in the back of my mind, I … Continue reading

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