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February 18, 2015

MEET ME OUT IN THE STREETS

Filed under: 16th street — hoopscoach @ 10:27 am
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The New York Times took to the streets. Interesting look around the city.

Looks like the neighborhood made it.

Click this link and scroll down to ‘South Slope’.

If you don’t feel like clicking and scrolling, I got you; here’s what a resident (Barbara Barran) said about 16th street. A heroin and crack dealer? Nooooo…

When I moved to my block 25 years ago, we had a heroin dealer two doors down and a crack dealer two doors up. Our car was broken into repeatedly, and we couldn’t leave flowers or pots on our front steps, as they would be stolen. Prospect Park was unkempt and scary. The movie theater was closed and there wasn’t much variety available in terms of restaurants. Today, the block is safe and beautiful. People build planters and take care of the street trees. There’s a vibrant new pub at the end of the block, a refurbished movie theater, and loads of restaurants on Prospect Park West. The park itself is a gem: clean, safe, and alive with runners, bikers, children playing, couples strolling. The downside? Parking has become very difficult, and we get lots of tickets. And the F train has become unbearable at rush hour. But gentrification? I’m all for it!

Red

Hoops135@hotmail.com

 

February 17, 2015

FORTE BELLINO

Filed under: Blog — hoopscoach @ 1:04 pm

Forte Bellino seat

February 16, 2015

ICE, ICE BABY…

Filed under: Basketball — hoopscoach @ 10:04 am
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THE RIMS IN THE YARD NEVER LOOKED LIKE THIS…IMG_2211

February 12, 2015

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Filed under: Charlie Watts — hoopscoach @ 7:55 am
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I always wanted to be Charlie Watts…

Steve Playing Drums

February 11, 2015

THE REMSEN STREET FIVE…STAYIN’ ALIVE

Outstanding story via the New York Times on the St. Francis College men’s basketball team.

Bishop Ford alum Glenn Braica is doing a great job as head coach at his alma mater.

As a young boy, it was there at 180 Remsen street, down in Brooklyn Heights where I got my first taste of college basketball.

We would go see Gerard Trapp and Edgar De La Rosa play for SFC and do work!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/sports/ncaabasketball/st-francis-college-finds-new-success-at-its-throwback-arena-the-pope.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

February 10, 2015

FIRE ON THE AVENUE

The Brooklyn Eagle reports about a fire on ninth avenue.

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2015/2/10/fire-hits-prospect-park-west-building-two-seriously-injured

Two people were hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and seven families had to be evacuated from their homes, after a fire hit a four-story building in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

According to the Fire Department, the blaze was first observed on the third floor of 263 Prospect Park West around 11:35 a.m. the four-story brick building is two blocks from the Prospect Expressway and three blocks from Prospect Park.

Sixty firefighters from 12 units responded to the fire, which was classified as an all-hands fire, according to Firefighter Brian Norton, an FDNY spokesperson. It was reported under control at 12:11 p.m.

-Red

Hoops135@hotmail.com

February 9, 2015

ROCK THE VOTE…

Filed under: Blog — hoopscoach @ 1:36 pm
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HEY YOU, READER OF CONTAINER DIARIES…

Take a minute to vote for the game of the week.

East Lansing Boys vs Holt boys.

I know, I know, a shameless plug but what the heck, we’re all friends, right?

Click the link below.

http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/5551422661569260648/new-mlive-game-of-the-week-poll-in-lansing-deals-up-some-quality-basketball-matchups/

Every vote counts!

THANKS

-Red

THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIEND…

Filed under: Farrell's — hoopscoach @ 10:01 am
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Very cool video…

February 8, 2015

CRAZY TRAIN

Filed under: G Train — hoopscoach @ 11:53 pm
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Train station sign

February 7, 2015

CULTURE of NYC BASKETBALL

Filed under: New York Basketball — hoopscoach @ 10:30 pm
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Thanks to Kenny W. for the assist.

New York Times with a neat piece on New York City basketball.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/sports/basketball/nba-all-star-game-highlights-new-yorks-basketball-culture.html?ref=sports&_r=0

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