Free tennis areas in NYC

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  1. Rickson

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    It wasn't a "find". It was a memory of that street. It kind of makes an impression when you're in the heart of Greenwich Village and walking down Christopher Street, not far from the Stonewall bar, and you see a sign that says "Gay Street".

    It's a gorgeous street, by the way. If memory serves, I think I heard that the lawyer William Kunstler lived there.

    And no, I didn't make up his last name in hopes of getting more jokes going...
     
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    I just have to ask. Why are you bar hopping around Christopher St.?
     
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    Where did I mention bar hopping?
     
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    I thought you had just come out of that Stonewall bar you mentioned.
     
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    I was actually referring to the famous Stonewall from the late 1960's, where some sort of incident sparked some sort of uprising. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots

    It was a very seminal moment in the gay rights movement.:wink:
     
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    I knew you couldn't be a metrosexual from the way you reacted to that youtube video.
     
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    I'm too lazy to be a metrosexual.
     
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    I live in a village.

    Rickson-Am I fitting that stereotype yet?

    Nope, not yet.
     
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    Then why don't you move somewhere where you can have a farmhouse?
     
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    Why, do you want to have a farmhouse?
     
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    It's not for me, it's for you.
     
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    Where do you live, in the sewers?
     
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    That question doesn't make much sense. Now quit stalling and get yourself a farmhouse!
     
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    Nice join date
     
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    Damn that sucks! I was hoping to be rude and terrible!


    How about this? Is it true that you have to travel many towns over just to use your cell phone?
     
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    Can't you play at school tennis courts for free?
     
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    Only problem with that is most NYC High Schools dont have the luxury of having their own courts...as a matter of fact, most high school varsity teams play on NYC Parks public courts with special permits from April-June!
     
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    Inwoodnyc is right. There aren't many high schools that have their own tennis courts in NYC. I can only think of one school in Manhattan that has their own court (not that I've visited every high school in Manhattan). In Queens & Brooklyn, I'm sure there are some schools that have courts.

    For the schools that do have courts, some have gotten smart and started charging for court time on weekends, when the courts are not in use. I saw that somewhere for a school in Queens somewhere.
     
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    Inwoodnyc is right. There aren't many high schools that have their own tennis courts in NYC, and many high school (and some college) teams practice on the public courts. I can only think of one school in Manhattan that has their own court (not that I've visited every high school in Manhattan). In Queens & Brooklyn, I'm sure there are some schools that have courts.

    For the schools that do have courts, some have gotten smart and started charging for court time on weekends, when the courts are not in use. I saw that for a school in Queens somewhere.
     
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    Are you talking about Forest Hills HS? They have courts, but you have to bring your own net.
     
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    Sorry, I don't remember which high school. But I'm pretty sure it wasn't Forest Hills.
     
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    Cardozo HS has its own courts, but they cry about the public using its courts and this is even on days when the high school kids aren't playing at all. My friends and I were asked to leave by some weekend soccer coach and there wasn't even a Cardozo tennis player in sight.
     
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    I forgot about a handful of courts under the Verazzano Narrows Bridge. Practically empty most of the time and no permit check. Anyone in that area, check it out. Then, after playing grab yourself a few cold ones-a couple of nice Irish dive bars in the area.
     
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    Ay yo, Phil! You goin to Bay Ridge? Get the f*** outa heeya!
     
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    Hell yeah-that's my old (tennis) turf. Wha'yagonnado?
     
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    The gumbas don't play tennis, they play baseball...



    with your head!
     
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    I've seen some stuff on tennis courts around Bay Ridge that make "Rocky" look tame. Great entertainment out there, if the tennis isn't enough for you!
     
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    Um... Thanks... Now get back to work securing yourself a farmhouse already. You think someone's just going to hand you one?
     
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    We New Yorkers must be the biggest jerks in the world! It makes me that much prouder to be from NYC.
     
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    Whereabouts in NY do you live, Rickson? Astoria?
     
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    Jackson Heights, why?
     
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    How about you? White Plains?
     
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    Close, but a little further west and a little further south.
     
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    You live in Yonkers! That's practically NYC. BTW, it's farther.
     
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    Rego Park/Forest Hills and Fresh Meadows all my life!
     
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    RP and FH tie in, but FM is east of the mall. Did you move?
     
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    RP is where my extended family live, so that's the mailing address. Also, I practically lived there from elementary school to high school because my parents worked all day. But I always had a house in FM, where my main residence is.
     
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    I used to hang out at the mall all the time when I was a kid. Been there lately?
     
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    Nope. Not enough time and too many people now. Plus the cash flow has turned into a cash drip.
     
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    Do you have steady work?
     
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    As of now, it's school. But I'm searching for summer jobs/internships. Anything from clerical to tennis coach will do.
     
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    Unfortunately, tennis coaches make less money in the summertime because all the indoor courts close up and everyone goes on vacation.
     
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    Really? I found this place that is offering $10-$20/hr based on experience. Granted the hours are about 3 per session, but they offer two sessions (morning and afternoon) and if I can do that then I think I'll be fine.
     
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    No, I don't live in Yonkers. And "farther" then what?
     
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    Farther and not further.

    Scarsdale?
     
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    No, that's where Dedan's Penthouse lives. Not me. And I'm not going divulge anything farther on this matter.

    If you want to know where I live, you'll have to come up sometime and have an aging 3.5 humiliate you on the fine har-tru courts of Westchester.
     
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    Now is that fair? You have me down to the town and not just the borough of Queens. TP81 isn't afraid to let people know his towns.
     

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