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How an Irish athletics club in New York became ‘best in the world’

One hundred and ten years ago this year, the first athlete of African descent won a gold medal at the modern Olympics. John Baxter Taylor, a former veterinary student from DC born to former slaves and ... read more

Disappointing photos show how crowded the world's most famous golf courses get during tournaments

The Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland is well-situated with views of Dundrum Bay and the Mountains of Mourne. The club was founded in 1889 and was named the world's greatest golf ... ... read more

He broke pro basketball’s color barrier. Now Jeremy Lin joins him in the history books.

It was Nov. 13, 1947, and the New York Knicks’ first-round pick took to the basketball ... And Misaka did it in the aftermath of World War II, when the attack on Pearl Harbor and war with Japan ... read more

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How World War II Almost Broke American Politics

With just 175,000 serving on active duty, the U.S. Army was the 18th biggest in the world—smaller than those of even Switzerland and Bulgaria. When FDR arrived at Ogdensburg, New York, in the spring . ... read more


The Leading LGBTQ+ Milestones in the World of Design

This collection of LGBTQ+ design milestones reflects the best historical ... figures became one of the most recognized (and lucrative) motifs of the '80s, dies of AIDS in New York City at the ... read more

A Nightmare of New York – Frank McNally on the real-life maritime disaster that haunts James Joyce’s Ulysses

In New York’s East River, between Manhattan and Queen’s ... Among these, in 1885, was the biggest man-made explosion anywhere before the first World War, which also earned the dubious distinction of a ... read more

How New York City Made the Modern Marathon

Often, members of the Irish-American Athletic Club ... New York’s ideas about long-distance running have always been infectious. If any of Sunday’s competitors question why every big city in the world ... read more

Jared Brown, the Man Behind Gin’s Big Comeback, on How Food and Drink Shaped 1980s NYC

Jared Brown: I arrived in New York ... I became a waiter at the Rainbow Room, worked my way through every position in the trade up to a regular guest chef gig at the Athletic and Swim Club at ... read more

How 10 popular cocktails got their name

A popular legend suggests the drink got its name after it was specifically created for a banquet hosted by Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston Churchill, at the upscale Manhattan Club in New ... read more

2019 MLS Ambition Rankings: Who Is Keeping Up in League's Arms Race?

The owners have also been strategic in producing new revenue streams from live events and were named to Fast Company’s list of World ... pipeline and the club’s USL side, and one of the results came ... read more

How Andres Pira Went From Homeless on the Beach to Real Estate Tycoon

Today, the 37-year-old is a real estate tycoon who develops some of the most luxurious resorts in the world ... a fitness club, law office, gas station and several coffee shops. Pira is now expanding ... read more

How Charleston Became a Magnet for Architecture Lovers

The opening shot shows a trolley car rolling down Meeting Street, but the city is portrayed as having been largely bypassed by modern life, a place of “old-time and almost an old-world charm and ... ... read more



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