In 1997, as Major League Baseball celebrated the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, the State of New York joined in by renaming the Interboro Parkway that connected Queens and Brooklyn, after Hall of Fame legend. Last week, the New York City Department of Transportation updated their 25 year-old signs. However, something was wrong.
A rough life that began as one of ten children in the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn, took some difficult twists and turns before being named ESPN's #2 ranked 130-pound boxer. Prior to his first scheduled scheduled world title challenge, New Yorker, Chris Colbert had a few other fights on his hands to get there.
Super Bowl Sunday is always a big day but so is the other "big game" watched by millions. That is the Puppy Bowl. The 2022 Puppy Bowl features all dogs that are up for adoption and this year's big matchup includes 13 dogs from New York state. The adorable furry friends go head to head with Team Ruff taking on Team Fluff. The kickoff is at 2 pm on the Discovery Channel with a special Kitty Halftime Show.
Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams was elected Mayor of New York City and will be sworn it at midnight on January 1st. Remember that date. Adams will succeed fellow Democrat, Mayor Bill deBlasio. The current mayor has implemented a policy that has put requirement on all city workers to be vaccinated or face unpaid leave. Also, all fans attending events at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center must be vaccinated. Included in his city wide mandate is something which is baffling. The mandate allows unvaccinated visiting athletes or performers to compete or perform in the indoor arena's but all home team athletes must be vaccinated.