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NYC Marathon: The last runners

November 4th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Special Reports | Leave A Comment »

Dale Pierce-Taylor 62, of Atlanta Georgia, and Clare Ronaghn, 51, of Dallas, Texas, pose happily for a photo after finishing the NYC Marathon late Sunday night. By Zoe Lake.

“New York is the crème de la crème of the marathons, I’ve always loved coming up here,” said Dale-Pierce proudly beaming.

NYC Marathon: Back to tradition on the Upper East Side

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From left to right: Abbie Haklay, Ilene Haklay, Arthur Phillips and Joan Phillips, cheering on runners on the Upper East Side. Photo by Zahra Ahmed.

As a symbol of support, the Boston Marathon’s yellow line ran alongside the familiar blue line that guides runners along their trek in New York.

NYC Marathon: No fear of danger, but extra security a hassle at finish line

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Zac Nicholson, 30, calls his family to arrange meet-up location. Photo by Julia Shu

The bombing at the Boston Marathon and any thoughts of danger were no deterrent to participating in today’s event.

NYC Marathon: Resilience in the Bronx

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Laura Rodriguez, 34 from Bronx, ran the Boston marathon last year. This year she dressed us as a banana to support runners of the NYC Marathon. Photo by Lea

Security in New York was high today, with unprecedented precautionary measures.

NYC Marathon: The Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band energizes runners

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Band manager and percussionist, Lindsay Becker enjoys performing at city events like the ING New York City marathon. She says it feels good to motivate the runners with the band's songs. Photo by Kulsoom Khan

This is the first time the LGBAC is performing at the marathon.

NYC Marathon: Snapshots from West Harlem

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Shirley Robinson, 33 and her daughter Fidellity Williams, 6 watch and wait for Williams first grade teacher to pass in West Harlem. Photo by Alexandra Palmer

“This is almost the 23rd mile, and this is when the runners need a lot more energy,” one supporter said. “This is when they need you.”

NYC Marathon: East Harlem revelers hope to inspire runners

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Harmann Singh, 19, of the Surat Initiative, takes a break from handing out Gatorade to marathoners to cheer them on with his friends. Photo by Rajeev Dhir.

Brisk weather and a light drizzle of rain didn’t keep tens of thousands of runners from hitting the pavement and even more enthusiasts from lining the streets to cheer them on from the sidelines at this year’s ING New York City Marathon. “It’s cold!” said Francis Brown. The 64-year old found a spot along 1st […]

NYC Marathon: Snapshots from Park Slope

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Jennifer Henry, 46 of Park Slope, cheers in joy after she runs a few steps with a fellow "Ausie." Photo by Reuben Jones

This is the part of the race where runners start to lose some of the initial nervousness and begin to start “hitting their stride.”

NYC Marathon: “Electrified” show at Bay Ridge greets runners

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NYC Marathon: “Electrified” show at Bay Ridge greets runners

Bay Ridge Brooklyn’s The Third Rail Classic Rock Band from Pavement Pieces on Vimeo. Marathon runners passing the 4th avenue and 88th Street corner in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn threw up rock-out symbols, air guitars, and even stopped to dance to the ripping tunes of rock-and-roll street band, The Third Rail. The four Bay Ridge locals […]

9/11 Anniversary: Firefighters shut out of memorial service

September 12th, 2013  |  by  |  published in News, Special Reports | 1 Comment »

Capt. Anthony Catalanotto, 57, of engine 274, stands on Church Street in front of Ground Zero, where several hazmat trucks line the street as a safety precaution. Photo by Zahra Ahmed

Limited space has allowed only victims’ families to take part in the service/