Peter Schwartz

Rob Carpenter

Schwartz: Feasting With A Former Jet At Ornella Trattoria

By his own admission, Rob Carpenter is a basic guy. When it comes to a typical meal, the Long Island native is not the kind of person to try a bunch of exotic things.


Jamie Loeb celebrates with the trophy after defeating Julia Elbaba to win their women's collegiate invitational final on Day 13 of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2014. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Schwartz: McEnroe Academy Graduates Set Sights On US Open

The accomplishments of Noah Rubin and Jamie Loeb are a sense of pride for the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.


Willie Colon at Hofstra (credit: Hofstra Athletics) and with the Jets (credit: New York Jets)

Schwartz: Willie Colon Set For ‘Special’ Return To Hofstra

Home sweet home! “It’s always a good time (back at Hofstra),” the Jets offensive lineman told ahead of Sunday’s family night practice.


Raul participates in "Shoot for Love" (credit: New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: Cosmos Star Raul Kicks For A Good Cause

Throughout his storied career, Raul Gonzalez Blanco has scored many memorable goals. But all of it pales in comparison to what he recently accomplished with his left foot at the Cosmos’ practice facility.


Derek Jeter with Ryan Tucker in Clubhouse

Schwartz: Yankees Get Set For Annual HOPE Week Initiative

Since its inception back in 2009, HOPE Week has blossomed into one of the signature events of the Yankees’ season.


NWHL logo

Schwartz: NWHL Debuts In October, And The Riveters Will Call Brooklyn Home

The National Women’s Hockey League will begin its inaugural season this fall with four teams, including the New York Riveters.


Billy Joel

Schwartz: It’s Not Goodbye, But Rather ‘See You Later’ To Nassau Coliseum

As Billy Joel was banging out hit after hit during Tuesday night’s epic concert to close the Nassau Coliseum, I periodically just looked around the place.


Mike Piazza and Tom Seaver

Schwartz: New Book Provides Fun Numerical Stroll Through Mets History

Since their inception in 1962, the Mets franchise has been defined by a series of important, infamous, historical, record-breaking numbers.


Paul Rabil

Schwartz: Rabil Leads Lizards Into MLL Semifinal Clash Against Boston

The first step for Rabil is to show the Cannons that they made a big mistake by trading him away.


Aviator Sports & Events Center

Schwartz: Aviator Youth Hockey Reaches Highest Level In United States

The youth hockey program at Aviator Sports & Events Center will ascend to USA Hockey Tier 1 status starting with the 2015-16 season.


Barclays Center

Schwartz: An Interactive Fantasy For Islanders Fans In Brooklyn

The deal with Draft Ops will give Islanders fans a fun, interactive activity to take part in when they come to games.


Mets fans enjoy a Family Sunday at Citi Field (credit: New York Mets)

Schwartz: Sundays At Citi Field Are Amazin’ For Families

When I was a kid, going to a baseball game was just that. We went to a baseball game. But these days it’s a whole new ballgame.


An image from the Red Bulls' Youth Soccer Festival in Howell, New Jersey, in June. (Photo: Steinlight Media)

Schwartz: Red Bulls’ Youth Training Program May Be Nation’s Gold Standard

It could be any field in our area — on Long Island, in Westchester or in Connecticut. Perhaps it’s in the five boroughs of the city, or maybe in New Jersey and possibly in the shadows of Red Bull Arena.


Former Jets defensive lineman Marty Lyons (Photo: Rob Gulotta)

Schwartz: Marty Lyons Foundation’s Celebrity Golf Classic Marks 30-Year Anniversary

Established in 1982, the Marty Lyons Foundation grants the special wishes of children ages 3 to 17 who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-threatening illness.


(L) A Topps BUNT digital baseball card showing Mets pitcher Steven Matz (credit: Topps); (R) a rendering of OYO Sports' minifigure for the Mets rookie pitcher (credit: OYO Sports)

Schwartz: Topps, OYO Sports Bringing ‘Matz Mania’ To Collectible World

OYO will soon be releasing a minifigure for the Mets’ phenom. Get an exclusive look at it right here.