Downtown Express photo by Elisabeth Robert
John De Matteo, athletic director of Manhattan Academy of Technology, has started 16 sports programs and 38 teams at the school in just five years.
Coach inspires students to step up their game, any game
By Julie Shapiro
Five years ago, the trophy case at P.S. 126 was empty, an after-school sports program did not exist, and athletics were far from a priority.
Crime mostly down Downtown in 2007
By Albert Amateau
Crime in the seven major categories in the police precincts covered by Downtown Express continued the decline in 2007 that began more than 10 years ago, according to NYPD Comprehensive Statistic (Comp Stat) reports.
Former Schumer aide challenges Connor in Senate race
By Josh Rogers
A former aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer is taking on State Sen. Martin Connor in the September Democratic primary and has already raised over $200,000.
Facing Tribeca opposition, C.B. 1 busts its bar decision
By Patrick Hedlund
Not so fast, Buster. Tribeca residents in opposition of a planned sports bar on N. Moore St. struck a victory against the proprietor this week after the community board voted overwhelmingly to rescind its original recommendation of a liquor license and shoot down the previous request.
Soto leader Bay bound
The mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, announced on Jan. 14 his appointment of Luis R. Cancel as the head of that city’s Arts Commission.