new york marathon

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg is facing bitter criticism over his decision to hold the New York City Marathon as scheduled on Sunday, just days after Hurricane Sandy devastated much of Gotham. Nowhere was the outrage more palpable than in Staten Island. That’s the borough where the massive, world-famous race will start, and it’s also the part of the city that… READ MORE »


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As New Yorkers pick up the pieces in Sandy’s wake, they’re tearing something else to pieces: the city’s plan to hold Sunday’s New York City Marathon as scheduled. Outrage has been growing since Mayor Bloomberg’s green-light announcement on Wednesday. Here’s why:

The starting point: As the Atlantic Wire explains, the race is slotted to kick off in Staten… READ MORE »


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Even brothels are seeing a decrease in business due to the economic recession. [LA Times]
A 27-year-old man from Great Britain ran the New York Marathon on Sunday wearing a Borat-style neon green bathing suit. We bet he had some serious rubbing thanks to the thong banana hammock. [Gothamist] … READ MORE »


Celebs

Katie Holmes — wife of Tom, mother of Suri, robot for Scientology — rocked the New York City Marathon this weekend, finishing in just over 5 hours. [Note: Our very own Catherine ran the race too and actually beat Katie’s time. Yay! Also, Catherine did wear a bra. Double yay!] We would applaud her amazing… READ MORE »