Park · Central Harlem · Mt. Morris Park W & Madison Ave (btwn W 120th & W 124th St), New York, NY
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC: These courts once were home to the Holcombe Rucker, Rucker Pro, and E.B.C. tournaments. Pick-up games happen everyday, generally after 4pm. Legends: Cal Ramsey, Joe Hammond, Corky Ortiz.
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC: In the 70s, Central Park’s 86th Street court held one of the city’s top tournaments.Best pick-up games are Saturday mornings, but also weekday afternoons after 4pm. Legend: 3x-NBA Champion Mario Elie.
Park · Concourse Village · 800 East 161st St., Bronx, NY
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC: Generally referred to as “Yankee Stadium," Macombs Dam was recently renovated.Weekday pick-up games start at 4pm and go until 10pm under the lights.Legends: Master Rob, Carlton “Moto” Green.
Park · Concourse · Jerome Avenue (164th to 167th Street), Bronx, NY
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC: Mullaly Park has outdoor and indoor courts (located inside the NYC Parks & Recreation Center). Pick-up games go past sundown under the lights until 10pm. Legends: Walter “The Truth” Berry.
Playground · Prospect Heights · Dean Street (6th and Carlton Avenues), Brooklyn, NY
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC: Dean Street hosts the Conrad McCrae Youth League on weekend mornings. Full-court pick-up games happen Sunday mornings, and the competition is hard-nosed. Legends: Conrad McCrae, Todd “Boogie” Davis.
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC: Named for Earl“The Goat"Manigault, the only legend to have a court dedicated to him.Youth league games weekday evenings. Pick-up games weekdays after 4pm.Legends:Clark Elie,Mario Elie, Reggie Carter.
Playground · Battery Park City · 1 River Terrace (Murray), New York, NY
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC: Known as “Battery Park” to the b-ball community, these courts are frequented by 2x NBA MVP Steve Nash.Weekend half-court pick-up games go from morning to late afternoon. Legends: Steve Nash, Jack Ryan
Park · Downtown Brooklyn · Tillary St (btw Jay St & Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC: In 1997, the Tillary Park Tournament was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine.Full-court pick-up games start Saturday mornings at 6:30am. Legends: Bernard King, Ed “Booger” Smith.