Learn About New York Native Eleanor Holm

Fitness, Race, Competition

Actress and Olympic gold medalist athlete. She competed for three different swimming teams for the United States at the Olympic Games, and she gained notoriety for having won the gold medal for one team while being barred from another. She was only thirteen years old when she won her first swimming competition … Read more

Learn About Michael Jordan’s New York Roots

Jordan in 1992

Did you know that Michael Jordan was born in New York? That’s right! The basketball legend was born in Brooklyn and spent his early years in the city. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at MJ’s New York roots and explore some of the places where he grew up. We … Read more

Learn About New York Native Ryan Lochte

An image of Lochte, Phelps, and Cseh in the 2008 Summer Olympics

If you’re a fan of the Olympics, then you probably know about Ryan Lochte. He is a 12-time Olympic medalist, and he was born in Rochester, New York. Lochte is among the most decorated American swimmers in history, and he has known for his signature “Jeah!” celebration. In this blog post, we’ll … Read more

Learn About New York Native Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno in 2003

If you’re a fan of college football, then you know the name, Joe Paterno. He was a legendary coach who spent his entire career at Penn State University. After his death in 2012, Paterno’s legacy was tarnished by a controversy that rocked the sports world. In this blog post, we’ll take a … Read more

Learn About New York Native Vince Lombardi

An image of Vince Lombardi

Most people know about Vince Lombardi as the legendary football coach who led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships. But what many don’t know is that Lombardi was born and raised in New York. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the life of this iconic figure … Read more

Learn About New York Native Jennifer Capriati

Hd Orange Wallpapers, Brazil

About Jennifer Capriati One of the best things about New York for tennis fans was that many of the players were from there. On March 29, 1976, Jennifer Maria Capriati was born in New York, New York. Denise, her mother, is a native of New York and a former flight attendant for … Read more

Learn About New York Native Julius Erving

Concert, Crowd, Stadium

Born on February 22, 1950, Julius Winfield Erving II is an American former professional basketball player better known by his stage name Dr. J. When the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) merged after the 1975–76 season, Erving was the most well-known player in the ABA and contributed … Read more

Learn About New York Native Gertrude Ederle

Swimming, Lake Dunmore, Love Yourself

Olympic champion and world record holder in five different events, Gertrude Caroline Ederle was an American competitive swimmer who competed from October 23, 1906, to November 30, 2003. She successfully swam across the English Channel for the first time on August 6, 1926. The press occasionally referred to her as Queen of … Read more