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Rucker Park Basketball Courts

Basketball Court, Park, and Playground
2930 8th Ave. (at W 155th St.), New York, NY 10039, United States
Hours:
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–10:00 PM

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    Above The Rim
    This place is the mecca of streetball!(4 Tips)
    Above The Rim
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving(2 Tips)
    NYC Parks
    ... all-stars, among them Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chris Mullin, Connie Hawkins,...(2 Tips)
    Edgar F.
    The #mecca of #basketball(4 Tips)
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  • NYC Parks

    Looking for a connection? Save our list of Wi-Fi Locations in Parks, or visit http://bit.ly/NYCParksWiFi to find parks with public wi-fi service in NYC.

    NYC Parks · 1 week ago
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  • Delilah C.

    Got in from a walk

    Delilah Chamilco · August 20, 2014
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  • Ken P.

    It's the Mecca of hoops! Mad celebs come to check out games! Great atmosphere

    Ken Pierre II · August 7, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/holcomberuckerpark/history

    Joseph K · May 2, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rucker_Park

    Joseph K · May 2, 2014
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  • Kirk D.

    I scored a layup on a five-year-old! My basketball career is complete!

    Kirk D · September 24, 2013
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  • Edgar F.

    The #mecca of #basketball

    Edgar Franco Herrera · July 31, 2013
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  • Mark I.

    Great place to watch some great players.

    Mark Idstrom · July 21, 2013
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  • Twin C.

    BBall Mecca

    Twin Cutz · July 6, 2013
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  • BET

    A wide variety of NBA, college & streetball players have added to the historic legacy of the park. See some noteworthy examples of African-Americans' contributions to us all: http://bet.us/BHM

    BET · February 1, 2013
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  • Jumpman23

    Streetball has its roots in NYC, and elements of this style are part of Carmelo Anthony’s arsenal. Watch Melo talk about how streetball influences his game: http://youtu.be/HHIGXZNpCAE

    Jumpman23 · January 11, 2013
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  • rjasonyc

    the only court that matters in this mega city!!!

    rjasonyc · September 19, 2012
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  • nycHealthy

    Make NYC Your Gym with your friends by challenging them to a pick-up basketball game at the Rucker Park Basketball Courts. Making NYC Your Gym with others is not only good exercise but tons of fun!

    nycHealthy · September 6, 2012
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  • NYC Parks

    You can now look for "attwifi" in your device's network settings screen to find free Wi-Fi access at the Rucker Park courts. Read more

    NYC Parks · June 6, 2012
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  • BOOP KID

    My park rucker I saw every NBA player play at my park from movies to videos n from rap stars

    BOOP KID · April 1, 2012
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  • BOOP KID

    My park rucker the best

    BOOP KID · April 1, 2012
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  • NYC Parks

    The Rucker Tournament, a streetball tournament begun in 1950, has produced NBA all-stars, among them Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chris Mullin, Connie Hawkins, and Jamaal Tinsley.

    NYC Parks · March 12, 2012
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  • Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC

    EBC Tournament is Monday - Thursday evenings. Pick-up starts Sundays at 12pm. Legends: Julius Erving, Joe Hammond, Pee Wee Kirkland, Skip To My Lou.

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  • Nick T.

    There's nothing bad I can say about this court. At all!

    Nick Thomas · December 20, 2011
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  • Ciro A.

    It's impossible to stand in front of Rucker and not want to do some basketball in someone's face. I do not I made it to resist

    Ciro Andreotti · December 2, 2011
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  • Nako P.

    dunking with kobe and bow wow

    Nako Pecah · August 2, 2011
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  • HOT 97

    Join Hot 97 every Wednesday through 8/1 for the EBC's 30th Anniversary with even more NBA surprises & Def Jam artist making appearances.Check in every week for exclusive prizing! Read more

    HOT 97 · June 29, 2011
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  • TLP

    Awesome place to play some good ball. Whether you come during the week and play with the school kids (who are really good), or on the weekend wit the ballers.

    TLP · May 17, 2011
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  • Above The Rim

    Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving have all played on this famous streetball venue.

    Above The Rim · April 20, 2011
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  • Above The Rim

    This place is the mecca of streetball! We're down for a game here anytime of the day.

    Above The Rim · March 31, 2011
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  • Macleem Sports

    The court on 155th street has seen more All Stars (playground legends & professionals) than any arena in the country. Arrive early or you'll regret it! Read more

    Macleem Sports · March 22, 2011
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  • Brisk

    "Rucker game attender,With the Bent parked on the sidewalk with the temp plates on the fender" - Jay-Z "Welcome to New York City"

    Brisk · November 5, 2010
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: From 1889 to 1964 the spot across 8th Ave was known as Polo Grounds, and was the baseball field for the New York Giants. Click "More Info" for an aerial view of the field from 1951! Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 26, 2010
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  • Nike Mobile Unit

    The NikeMobileUnite is here weekly checking out the latest teams showcase their skills. Read more

    Nike Mobile Unit · July 27, 2010
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  • Nike Mobile Unit

    They have some really live games here .. Read more

    Nike Mobile Unit · July 22, 2010
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  • Paramitha M.

    TO and Ocho ballin' at the famous Rucker Park NYC. TO's got bunnies - he just dunked!!!

    Paramitha Mitha · July 13, 2010
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  • VH1

    TO and Ocho ballin' at the famous Rucker Park NYC. TO's got bunnies - he just dunked!!!

    VH1 · July 13, 2010
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