Holcombe Rucker Park, New York City
Rucker Park is a basketball court in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, at 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard across the street from the former Polo Grounds site; it is geographically at the base of a large cliff named Coogan's Bluff. Many who played at the park in the Rucker Tournament achieved a level of fame for their abilities, and several have gone on to play in the NBA.Rucker Park was featured in the TNT television film On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park, which aired in 2000 and won a Sports Emmy Award.HistoryThe court is named after Holcombe Rucker, a local teacher and a playground director for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Rucker started a basketball tournament in 1950 in order to help less-fortunate kids stay off the streets and aim for college careers. The players in the Rucker Tournament featured slam dunks, crossover dribbles, and bravado that excited the crowd, a playing style then foreign to the National Basketball Association (NBA).Make Holcombe Rucker Park a part of your New York City vacation plans using our New York City trip itinerary planning site .
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Il playground per eccellenza di New York. Il campetto e' sito nella zona nord di Harlem e rispecchia in pieno il carattere della zona. more »THE Playground par excellence in New York. The pitch is located in the northern part of Harlem and reflects the character of the area in full.
We almost ended up not visiting because a police officer told us it's too dangerous to go. Nonsense! When we arrived, there were two middle aged women having a coffee in the stands, an older guy playi... more »
This Rucker park looks very nice it would be even nicer if they have basketball pumps too so they could pump it up. Also I like how it looks this is Jermaine Hyde and I love that park. Very clean too i could spend all day and night over there.
Rucker speaks for itself. I mean, this is where the greatest have played. Took my 9 year old son up there for a shoot around and we had a blast! Well kept park and enjoyed the experience.
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