Is the Ironman on?

Last week, Sterne, Agee & Leach Inc’s managing director Charles MacIntosh swam twenty-nine miles in preparation for the very first Ironman triathlon of New York City. Now, Charles MacIntosh and other 2499 participants might not take a dip in the Hudson river because of a broken sewer line.

The 140.6 mile combines running, swimming and cycling. The organizers of the event claimed that the swimming part probably have to be called off following an overnight release of million gallons of raw sewage in the Hudson river which separates New Jersey and New York.

New York celebrates 4th July

On Wednesday night, New York celebrated United States' 236th Independence Day. Huge crowd gathered near the Hunson River and they cheered 'America, America' while watching the fireworks. The theme of the firework, for this year, was 'Ignite the night.' The scores were selected by the Facebook fans of Macy and the scores include 'America the Beautiful' by Ray Charls, 'God Bless the USA' by Madonna and 'One Moment in Time' by Whitney Houston.

New York Can Handle Casinos

Mayor Michael Bloomberg told that the city of New York is quite huge enough to fit over just 1 casino should Andrew Cuomo, the Governor; succeed in nurturing more gambling places in the state. While speaking to WOR radio, he told that New York is quite huge enough to have more than one. It has a whole lot of different art venues, concert halls as well as stadiums.

RANGERS BEAT CAPITALS

Marian Gaborik made a goal at fourteen minutes of the 3rd overtime, while the New York Rangers thrashed the Washington Capitals team in a 2-1 win on the morning of Thursday.

This led the New York Rangers to make a lead of 2-1 in their upcoming Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Brad Richards was close to the backboards just prior to sending a pass to Gaborik, who completed the run by slipping the puck just within the pads of goalie Braden Holtby.

It was Gaborik’s 1st goal ever since New York’s 1st playoff game just next to Ottawa, where the team snapped an 8 game shortage.

JOIN IN THE BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL

Drop your hair down and dance at the Thirteenth Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival.

Music to stir your souls and spirit, this festival begins from March 30 and will run till April 30.

Organized by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, this music series is New York's longest continuously running grassroots festival committed to jazz. More than five hundred artists will be performing in 40 events. The venues will range from Coney Island to Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

BELFAST COULD LOSE NY FLIGHT

Belfast could lose the opportunity to offer flights directly to New York due to rising prices.Managing Director for Continental UK and Ireland, Bob Schumacher, said the Belfast route is making a loss.

"In order to compete with our own routes from Ireland we are paying the difference," Mr Schumacher said.

"We see a direct correlation between the amount of money we are losing on the route and the size of the cheque we are writing to Westminster.

AMTRAK ANNOUCES SALE

Amtrak has said that tickets for the regions like New York will be available at discounted prices. Travel from Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del., to New York on Northeast Regional service and Keystone Service for just $25 each way. The sale is available now through June 2 for travel between July 12 and 28, 2011.

REVIEW: BRONX ZOO

We spent the day with friends exploring the Bronx zoo. It is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States. The zoo is well kept and we spend quite some time there.

Other than the normal animals that one would find in zoo's, we got to see some of their main attractions like the Butterfly Park, Tiger Mountain - these Siberian tigers are taught games to keep them fit and stimulated, Madagascar - you can view all the different types of wildlife from the world's fourth largest island. Like leaping lemurs, hissing cockroaches, towering baobobs and octopus trees.

THE BRONX: GRAND CONCOURSE

Grand Concourse, officially called "Grand Concourse and Boulevard", is a 4 1/2-mile, 11 lane major street that was modeled after Champs Elysees in France and is the borough's longest stretching street. Beneath it runs the former Independent Subway Line a.k.a. the D & B trains that run from 205th St. (Norwood) and Bedford Park Blvd. (Bedford Park), respectively, to Coney island, Brooklyn. The Bx1 and Bx2 buses also run on Grand Concourse.

IN DEPTH: THE BRONX ON WIKI

The Bronx is the only New York borough on the mainland of the United States. It was originally part of Westchester County but was gradually annexed by New York City. The Bronx was completely incorporated into New York City in 1898.