Everyone is waiting to dive into the revamped McCarren Park Pool at the end of the month, restored to its Robert Moses-era glory after decades of neglect. But another corner every hipster’s favorite park has just been spiffed up thanks to Adidas.
On the other end of McCarren lies a run of seven popular tennis courts besides Automotive High School. Like much of the park, it is a little worse for the wear. Efforts have been afoot to install a bubble for the winter, but at least for the time being, a new windscreen will help keep conditions better during the blustery spring and fall months. And this being Brooklyn, the windscreen had to take on an artistic flair.
At last year’s U.S. Open, we saw a glimpse of the future: Roger Federer finally losing his grip on the tournament he’s owned for the past seven years (crumbling to the languid, loose-limbed 20-year-old Argentine, Juan Martin del Potro). It wasn’t easy to watch. King Roger, now 29, has been New York’s adopted son. We’ve Read More
Frenchman Nicolas Mahut and John Isner, of the U.S.A, were relegated to an outer court in their Wimbledon match-up today, and resumed their match from yesterday with none of the fanfare associated with the Center Court, where the celebrities play.
But five hours later everyone was watching them, as this first-round match played Read More
On Thursday evening, Community Board 7′s Parks and Preservation committee will hold a meeting to discuss having three translucent “bubbles” cover public tennis courts by the Central Park Tennis Center, located at 94th and 95th streets. Originating from the Parks Department, 26 Har-Tru courts would be weatherproofed from Nov. 15 to March 24 every year for Read More
A slideshow tour of the champ’s U.S. Open hopper at the Carlyle Read More
My colleague John Koblin, who has been entertainingly (and obsessively) covering the U.S. Open in Flushing, caught up with the governor last night on his way to one of the matches.
Spitzer, a NASCAR fan, assessed his own tennis game this way:
“I used to volley well. I’d Read More