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Karl Towns, Jr. has become a household name for college basketball fans across the nation. The 2014 Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year and University of Kentucky commit shares his motivations for becoming not just...

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THE TAP DANCE KID CLOSED On August 11, 1985: The Tap Dance Kid closed at the Broadhurst Theatre. Written by Charles Blackwell with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics by Robert Lorick, the musical received mixed reviews; one...

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Native Underground: EBC at Rucker Park

June 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park in Harlem, New York, is a street basketball tournament established in 1983. Originally founded by Greg Marius, a member of the Disco 4; as a basketball contest between...

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NEW TOKENS FOR THE MTA On June 2, 1987: The MTA issued new tokens, which were brass with a silver metal bullseye. In 1986, 50 million new steel centered brass tokens were minted by the Roger...

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CARMELO ANTHONY On May 29, 1984: Carmelo Anthony was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After moving to Baltimore at age eight, Anthony honed his basketball skills, and played for Syracuse University, the Denver Nuggets, and currently...

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