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Sports Matter: Friday Night Lights Author Buzz Bissinger on Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership


Jordany Baltazar’s journey from school to home is about eight blocks. It takes 15 minutes, maybe a little bit longer when snow and ice coat the mottled sidewalk and wind blows of the Harlem River. But it really isn’t very far for the 14-year-old. Except when the starting point is Frederick Douglass Academy at 148th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and the end point the Polo Grounds Towers. This is Harlem. Not the gentrified Harlem you read about, but Harlem of grime and grit rubbing up against the south Bronx.

 

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