Sunken Court

Parks Converts ‘The Pit’ to Soccer Field with New Sports Coating

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The bike polo contingent can now play in style. Indeed, the favored Lower East Side sunken court, dubbed “The Pit,” last month received a fresh coat of paint courtesy of the Parks Department. The unique concrete pitch boasts soccer markings in the familiar green hue, sprucing up one of the more drab areas of Sara […]

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Keira Knightley & Adam Levine Filming ‘Can a Song Save Your Life’ on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

We thought production had already wrapped on Can a Song Save Your Life, which occupied the Lower East Side for much of last summer. Yet, apparently that wasn’t the case.

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The Street Soccer USA Cup in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted July 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

Two half-court fields were constructed early yesterday morning inside the Broome Street sunken court (“the pit”), with the official opening ceremonies having transpired later in the afternoon.

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New Museum Block Party at Sara D. Roosevelt Park Tomorrow

Posted July 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

Tomorrow afternoon, the New Museum will hold its fifth annual block party event in the Pit area of Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Bo Fighting in Sara D. Roosevelt Park [Video]

Posted September 1, 2010 at 6:12 am

The versatility of the Broome Street sunken court always attracts great street theater to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.  Between the frequent bike polo matches, occasional street hockey games, Tai Chi enthusiasts, and the rituals of morning commuters, there is an endless supply of entertainment.

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Hua Mei Bird Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park [Video]

Last modified August 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Nestled behind the sunken court in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a hidden gem of a bird sanctuary called Hua Mei Bird Garden. The tiny tree-lined real estate is definitely one of the unsung treasures of the 7-acre, 7-block park, and is a welcome taste of nature amidst a concrete jungle.

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Snowfall in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Redux

Last modified February 26, 2010 at 9:19 am

As of 8:50 am this morning, the snowfall total in the untouched sunken court of Sara D. Roosevelt Park was approximately eight inches deep.

Early Edition: November 13

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

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