Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

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Know your NYC Hoop History… The one and only Rucker Park

December 11, 2009

Ballin' at the Rucker

Harlem was an epicenter of professional sports in the 1900’s, and the Polo Grounds was ground zero. It was a stadium that hosted professional football games, college football games and was once the home of baseballs New York Giants before they moved to San Francisco. Many of New York’s professional teams can trace their roots to the former space that occupied 155th street.

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Know your NYC Hoop History…Long live the Kingdome

December 1, 2009

Harlem's Legendary Basketball Court

Nestled between the Martin Luther King housing projects in Harlem New York is a outdoor basketball court that has seen the likes of Walter Berry, Ed Pinckney, Rafer Altston and Ron Artest grace its court.¬†For 25 years, the Kingdome pro-league has been a summer time ritual in the heart of Harlem. Its tournament more commonly known as the Kingdome classic, brings together the country’s finest young b-ball talent and its fair share of stars.

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