Stanton Street Soccer Field Reopens with Shiny New Turf from Nike

Last modified June 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

Better late than never. The replacement pitch donated by Nike on Stanton Street in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is now ready for play. Officially. The Parks Department cut the ribbon on the new soccer surfacing Friday evening, after mucho pressure from the community (and maybe even from pro athletes participating in the annual Showdown). Contractors […]

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Nike Replaced the Pitch at the Stanton Street Soccer Field; Steve Nash’s ‘Showdown’ is Happening

Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

After nine years of constant use and abuse, the shredded Nike soccer field on Stanton Street is finally on the road to rehabilitation. The sports brand is currently replacing the field and should wrap by mid-month. New turf carpeting is already in place while other materials lie in wait on the adjacent basketball courts. Honestly, […]

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The turf situation at the Nike field on Stanton St.

Rumor: Defective Stanton Street Soccer Field Sidelines Steve Nash’s Showdown in Chinatown (For Now)

Last modified May 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Nine years after Nike “gifted” a soccer field on Stanton Street, the pitch is totaled. The conditions here are terrible, and downright dangerous. As previously reported, the turf has been deteriorating at an alarming rate, especially since 2010. With good reason; it’s used constantly and at all hours. The turf is so far gone that […]

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Nike Transforms the Bowery into Times Square with ‘Zoom City SNKRS Station’

Posted February 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

The upper Bowery is now like Times Square, complete with bullshit publicity stunt and obnoxious ad screen. Just thank Nike for that. The footwear brand assembled a pre-fab pop up – Zoom City SNKRS Station – in the old Downtown Auto Center at the corner of Great Jones Street. Goal – plug the newest Nike sneakers […]

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Nike Soccer Field on Stanton Street is in Terrible Shape; Parks Department Considers Repair a Priority

Posted January 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

Repairing the dilapidated (nay, dangerous) Nike soccer field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a high priority, according to the Parks Department. Nearly nine years after its media-friendly debut, the Nike-built pitch is in tatters. Literally. The turf carpeting is a dangerous minefield of burrs, divots, and even exposed metal base. One athlete who plays […]

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Subway Scenes: ‘Back to the Future’ Nike Air Mags Spotted on D Train

Last modified January 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Two years ago, Nike unveiled super-limited edition kicks inspired by Back to the Future – the Nike Air Mags. These sneakers were originally designed as film props (self-lacing, though) in the second movie and were always one of the cooler inventions in the franchise. 1,500 pairs of the Nike Mag were auctioned off, some netting […]

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Nike’s Rivington Court is Dismantled

Posted August 24, 2012 at 6:45 am

Two months of Nike-sponsored basketball activities (and noise complaints) on the Lower East Side have come to a close.

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The Typo Terrorist Tags Nike’s Rivington Court

Posted July 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

There’s a new vandal in town, and this tagger wants you to recognize. Within the last week, the Typo Terrorist has already started spreading knowledge on the streets of the Lower East Side.

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Rivington Court Debuts on Rivington Street

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:07 am

Rivington Court officially opened yesterday afternoon behind the Marta Valle/Lower East Side Prep school with a kickoff party.

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Nike and AAU Building Basketball Court on Rivington Street

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

The circus-sized tents arrived on Rivington Street late last week, and our first thought was some shi-shi party. Perhaps a wedding or exclusive event on school grounds.

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