Refurbished Seward Park Basketball Court Finally Reopens, Just in time for Summer’s End

Posted August 28, 2017 at 9:44 am

The unofficial end of summer is upon us. Perfect timing for the debut of the rehabilitated Seward Park basketball courts, which was supposed to have been finished already. Three months after our last follow-up, the courts are finally complete, repainted (with Parks Department logo), and realigned. There are seven brand new hoops with fabric nets […]

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Nike Pissed off the Lower East Side and SoHo Communities in the Same Day

Posted November 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s quite ironic that yesterday, within just a few hours, Nike was both feted and lambasted by our local government. Mere blocks from each other. While the Parks Department channeled its gratitude (i.e. kissed the ring) toward Nike for resurfacing the Stanton Street basketball courts with designs by street artist KAWS, City Council rallied to […]

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Nike Taps KAWS to Repaint Stanton Street Basketball Courts

Posted November 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

Nike is embedded pretty deep on Stanton Street in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Its cash infusions over the years have helped both the soccer field (despite past turf problems) and basketball courts become some of the most heavily used in the area. And as of yesterday evening, the latter is latest to get a makeover. […]

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Is the Name of God Embedded in Barclays Center Court?

Last modified December 18, 2012 at 10:50 am

Friends in attendance at the recently-unveiled Barclays Center for University of Michigan hoops Saturday evening sent along an interesting photo.

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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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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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Nike Builds New Basketball Court Inside Masaryk Towers

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

Some hoop dreams on the Lower East Side. Masaryk Towers, the low-income cooperative at 69 Columbia Street, is the lucky recipient of recent Nike revitalization efforts.

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Weekend Edition: May 14

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Michelle Rick]

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