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Old 07-07-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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Maybe its just the time of day, and these days during after school hours I'm usually at work still. My local court as a kid was Hoffman Park in Elmhurst, and it saddens me when driving by seeing the courts sit empty. Used to have some good games there back in the '90s.
Hispanic and Asian kids seem to be more into handball.

Basketball seems to be pretty popular in the black neighborboods stiill.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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The only places that would be an issue are the touristy parts of Manhattan. That shouldn't apply to you because I thoughr you only liked outskirt neighborhoods.
They are coming to Queens now. I see them on the 7 train

The whole farm family
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:06 PM
 
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Hispanic and Asian kids seem to be more into handball.

Basketball seems to be pretty popular in the black neighborboods stiill.
Most of the kids playing at Hoffman Park would come from Lefrak City. Pretty much all Black kids, a few Eastern Europeans here and there, and some white kids that could shoot. Being a pretty Central location right across the street from Queens Center, and being the playground of Kenny Anderson, you'd have kids coming from all over Queens and even Brookyn to play there. They even put up lights so you could play at night. It just doesn't seem to attract the volume of talent anymore.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:08 PM
 
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Hispanic and Asian kids seem to be more into handball.

Basketball seems to be pretty popular in the black neighborboods stiill.
There are no more young handballers.

That ended with my high school class of 04.

They either shoot hoops or even soccer now.
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:38 PM
 
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There are no more young handballers.

That ended with my high school class of 04.

They either shoot hoops or even soccer now.
That's not true at all, plenty of high school aged kids play handball and some of them are real nasty. Handball is very popular among Nuyoricans, Nuyodominicans, Nuyomexicans, and Nuyochinese.

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They are coming to Queens now. I see them on the 7 train

The whole farm family
How do you know where they're from?
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:36 PM
 
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A bit odd to choose Ohio as an example of NYC transplants and gentrifiers.

Cleveland is the birthplace of Rock and Roll. Cleveland houses the gigantic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Cleveland and Cincinnati have symphony orchestras that are on a par with London, NY Phil, etc. The conservatory at Oberlin has produced some of the most famous musicians in the world.

Columbus and Cleveland have some very expensive suburbs. Cincinnati may have lost some of its luster in the last couple years from when it was a very hot city. Columbus has been growing for years and Cleveland has made a huge comeback with gentrification all along the waterfront. They also have the John Glenn museum, huge car museum, art museums. Nice beaches too. And Sandusky is very family friendly.

My Long Island family moved to Ohio for a better job. My friend moved from New York City to Dublin, Ohio for a better job in finance. No one is rushing back here, even the 20 somethings who have all found good jobs there after attending OSU and Miami University.

Cleveland has the largest theater district outside of NYC with recently restored beautiful theaters.

It's also a very ethnically diverse state with a very rich history. Columbus was a major stop on the Underground Railroad. Perhaps, one of the Prairie states would be a better example. I view the Ohio cities like smaller versions of NYC, like Boston or Philadelphia. I don't see a mass migration of hipsters from Ohio.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:37 PM
 
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A bit odd to choose Ohio as an example of NYC transplants and gentrifiers.

Cleveland is the birthplace of Rock and Roll. Cleveland houses the gigantic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Cleveland and Cincinnati have symphony orchestras that are on a par with London, NY Phil, etc. The conservatory at Oberlin has produced some of the most famous musicians in the world.

Columbus and Cleveland have some very expensive suburbs. Cincinnati may have lost some of its luster in the last couple years from when it was a very hot city. Columbus has been growing for years and Cleveland has made a huge comeback with gentrification all along the waterfront. They also have the John Glenn museum, huge car museum, art museums.

My Long Island family moved to Ohio for a better job. My friend moved from New York City to Dublin, Ohio for a better job in finance. No one is rushing back here, even the 20 somethings who have all found good jobs there after attending OSU and Miami University.

Cleveland has the largest theater district outside of NYC with recently restored beautiful theaters.

It's also a very ethnically diverse state with a very rich history. Columbus was a major stop on the Underground Railroad. Perhaps, one of the Prairie states would be a better example. I view the Ohio cities like smaller versions of NYC, like Boston or Philadelphia. I don't see a mass migration of hipsters from Ohio.
Hipsters in Ohio don't need to come to NYC because they're doing their thing in Ohio!
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:40 PM
 
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NYC isn't the center of the world.

But there are too many damn Midwesterners here. And they don't know how to walk down the street.
NYC is more like center of the underworld...
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:43 PM
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They are coming to Queens now. I see them on the 7 train
Especially around the time of the US Open (which I dread). It's crowded enough already during regular times.
It's always rush hour on the 7.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:29 PM
 
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I don't know why people are always saying ohio in particular when they joke (or sometimes are serious) about transplants/gentrification. I don't know ****ing anyone from ohio. Most of the white transplants I know are from long island, connecticut, or new jersey. One is from wisconsin, but he's like 55.
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