Sunday, December 30, 2012
New York wins by 35 but misses out on playoffs.
EAST RUTHERFORD – It’s not often that a 35-point win over a division rival in the final week of the football season ends in disappointment. In order to enter the playoffs as a wild card team, the the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants needed to win their game Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and get help in the form of wins from the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. New York took care of its end of the deal, drubbing the lowly Eagles (4-12) by a score of 42-7. But it was a loss by the Lions to the Chicago Bears that put an end to the championship defense for Big Blue. “It is what it is,” said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul as he walked by reporters after the Lions game went final. The third-year end…
Families, friends of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School usher team onto field.
NORTH JERSEY — More than 200 students from Sandy Hook Elementary School were among 400 people from Newtown, Conn., who formed a tunnel for New York Giants players to run through as they took the field Sunday for their final home game of the 2012 season. A little more than two weeks after a 20-year-old gunman stormed into the Connecticut elementary school and killed 26 people, including 20 children, families, classmates and neighbors of the dead were bused to MetLife Stadium and given tickets to the contest by the Giants. The group of Newtown residents received high-fives and handshakes from the athletes as they entered the field. The students and their families then made a ring around the field, holding hands with Giants and Philadelphia …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
David Wilson dominates with 327 all-purpose yards.
EAST RUTHERFORD – David Wilson might be dizzy from all the backflips. The Giants rookie running back and kick returner – whose touchdown celebration is a standing backflip – scored three times and spent much of Sunday afternoon giving his offense terrific starting field position. The 2012 first round draft pick out of Virginia Tech amassed 327 all-purpose yards against New Orleans, 227 coming on kick returns. The 52-27 win marked the first time since 1986 the Giants scored more than 50 points, when they beat Green Bay 55-24. More importantly, it kept the defending Super Bowl champions alone atop the NFC East. Eli Manning finished the day 22 of 35 with 259 yards and four touchdowns to go along with two interceptions. Wilson received the …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
New restaurant specializes in the ultimate comfort food – macaroni and cheese – with a twist
Halsey Street in Newark has made way for Elbow Room, a restaurant that got its start in comfort food concoctions right across the Hudson River. The casual corner joint, near Bleeker Street, recreates down-home macaroni and cheese using kicked-up flavors, like fiery buffalo chicken macaroni with Black River blue cheese and Frank's hot sauce, and heart-stopping poutine mac with short rib gravy, Yukon french fries and fresh cheese curds. Restaurateur Joel Bolden celebrated Tuesday the grand opening of Elbow Room's second location in Newark, after opening the first at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn. "I wanted to be at the forefront of the Newark food renaissance," said Bolden of opening a location in Brick City. "I love the history of the…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Cake from Ramsey deli has played a role in both the NY Giants' Super Bowl win and the Mahwah High football team's success this season. Giants' season turned around last year after boy with pulmonary disease brought cake to team practice.
A Mahwah family may have found the secret weapon behind the NY Giants’ Super Bowl victory – crumb cake made at Lotito’s Deli in Ramsey. And now, the cake might be helping to catapult the Mahwah High School Thunderbirds toward their first state championship in over 30 years. Known as the “Crumb Cake of Champions,” the sweet treat was originally handed out to the Giants players and coaches as a ‘thank you’ from the Accurso family, whose son, 9-year-old Vinny, suffers from pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disorder. After hearing about Vin’s condition, Coach Tom Coughlin invited the family to a Giants practice last season. They brought the crumb cake as a present for the team. After the Giants won their next game, the Accursos …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Giants, many of whom are still without power, dropped a heartbreaker at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in front of a capacity crowd, a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the metropolitan area.
Football fans converged Sunday on East Rutherford to watch the Giants battle the Steelers at MetLife Stadium, just a couple miles from where a massive tidal surge brought on by Hurricane Sandy submerged the towns of Moonachie, Little Ferry and Carlstadt just six days earlier. More than 80,000 people turned out for the afternoon contest, overcoming the devastation wrought earlier in the week by Sandy's vicious winds and pelting rain that ripped apart homes, toppled trees and power lines, and left millions -- including many Giants players -- cold and in the dark for most, if not all of the week. Nicole Johnson, a Nassau County police officer, was one such fan. As of game time, Johnson and her husband had yet to have power restored at their …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Retired N.Y. Giant and Super Bowl MVP will be at Cleveland's Tap Room Thursday night.
Attention N.Y. Giants fans, two items relating to Big Blue have just come across the Patch news desk. First, former running back and Super Bowl XXV MVP Ottis Anderson will be at Cleveland’s Tap Room in West Caldwell Thursday, Sept. 20 during the Carolina Panthers game. The retired football star will sign autographs and smile for photo-ops from 7 to 11 p.m. Second, the West Caldwell Stop & Shop is giving out a collectible N.Y. Giants pin with every $50 a customer spends. Choose from a football helmet, jersey, team logo and a 2011 Super Bowl Championship celebratory pin. As the official supermarket of the Giants, Stop & Shop is donating $150 to area food banks every time the team gets a first down. Stop by Cleveland's and Stop & Shop and be …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Thousands pack MetLife Stadium for Super celebration
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
New York celebrates Super Bowl XLVI victory in style.
Check out the gallery above to see photos from Tuesday's Ticker Tape parade in New York City, celebrating the Giants' victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Hundreds of thousands of fans flocked to the Canyon of Heroes in downtown Manhattan to ring in New York's latest championship. Paper flew from buildings, fans tossed toilet paper rolls back and forth over Broadway Avenue, and the Giants rolled by with smiles as they ended at City Hall to accept keys to the city from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. RELATED: PHOTOS: To relive action from Super Bowl weekend, check out this Patch gallery
Monday, February 6, 2012
Patch wants your pictures from morning parade through Canyon of Heroes in New York City honoring Big Blue; afternoon rally with Gov. Chris Christie at MetLife Stadium.
Where will you be celebrating the Giants Super Bowl XLVI win tomorrow? Will you be at the Canyon of Heroes in New York City at 11 a.m.? Or, will you tailgate with your Jersey brethren at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands beginning at 3 p.m.? Will you play hooky from work or school and watch as Big Blue parties with their fans? We want to know. Send Patch a photo of yourself — before you go, while you party or even after either (or both celebrations). The team won their second Super Bowl in five years, beating the New England Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, this time by a score of 21-17. The New York City parade down the Canyon of Heroes will begin at Battery Place and Washington Street. The route will continue up the Canyon of …