While so many aspects of Scottish heritage have influenced North American culture that it’s easy to take them for granted, it’s always a grand occasion to celebrate them during Tartan Week, which will be unfolding from April 6-11. The expanding slate of events, featuring daily concerts, parties, and of course capped off by the 17th Annual Tartan Day Parade down Sixth Avenue on Saturday, April 11th, was announced at St. Andrews restaurant, at 140 West 46 Street – a site of a number of the events in store.
USTA FLAVOR OF THE OPEN
Each year when August comes, New Yorkers can count on several annual rituals that mark the waning days of Summer. The movers and shakers who’re determined to wring every last bit of hard-earned relaxation from the season decamp even more fervently to the Hamptons and other points east (and north, for that matter), and this in turn leads to an events calendar in the city drastically pared down from the typical hurly-burly. As September nears, however, the human tide flows back to the metropolitan area, and perhaps the biggest happening signaling this shift is the US Open tennis tournament, the showpiece event of the USTA (United States Tennis Association).
2013 FATHER’S DAY GIFT & TRAVEL GUIDE
It is impossible to truly thank the person who most shaped your life but Father’s Day is certainly an occasion to express appreciation for dad.
SPORTS BEAT – METS 2013 OUTLOOK
Mets fans have not had much to cheer about in recent years and it’s fairly safe to say that even the most optimistic fans of the Amazin’s cannot picture this team competing for a post-season berth this year.
While the team’s…
SPORTS BEAT – PADRES EXPOSE METS FLAWS
The Mets’ 2012 postseason dreams pretty much perished when they dropped 12 out of 13 games in a malaise that began just before the All-Star break and continued until they left for a western road trip two weeks ago.
2012 FATHER’S DAY GIFT & TRAVEL GUIDE
It is impossible to properly thank the man who most shaped your life but Father’s Day is a time to show appreciation. Here are some gift ideas for all budgets.
SPORTS BEAT – MLB LIMITS PRESS ACCESS
The 2012 season has brought an important change, and not one for the better, as sportswriters are no longer allowed to talk with ballplayers in a team’s clubhouse following batting practice (BP). Apparently this stipulation was agreed upon between Major League Baseball (MLB) and its players association as part of their new collective bargaining agreement.
SPORTS BEAT: JOBA
You have to wonder if the Daily News headline writers suffer from anger issues. The day after Joba Chamberlain broke his ankle in a freak trampoline accident, the News back page headline was “Boob Joba.”
SPORTS BEAT: LET HIM BE
Once again, apologies to HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher for borrowing his signature line. New rules: Everyone has to stop obsessively focusing on Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin at least until the NBA playoffs get underway.
HOLIDAY GIFT & TRAVEL GUIDE 2011
Shopping is always stressful. Even though the advent of the Internet has theoretically reduced the need to battle it out at the mall, the age-old question of what to get someone has not changed. Here are some conventional and some offbeat gift ideas.