NYC streetball photos: 1911–1996 (slide show)

Click through these amazing, old-school New York City streetball pics that date back to the early 1900s.

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  • Photograph: Courtesy New York City Parks Photo Archive

    1911: Hamilton Fish Park Playground

  • Photograph: Courtesy New York City Parks Photo Archive

    1934: Sara D. Roosevelt Playground

  • Photograph: courtesy New York City Parks Photo Archive

    1936: Luther Gulick Playground

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    1941: Abraham Lincoln High School Playground

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    1943: Marcus Garvey Park

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    1943: Lincoln Terrace Park

  • Photograph: Katrina Thomas/New York City Parks Photo Archive

    1968: Street basketball, 109th St between Fifth and Madison Aves

  • Photograph: Courtesy New York City Parks Photo Archive

    1996: The Cage

Photograph: Courtesy New York City Parks Photo Archive

1911: Hamilton Fish Park Playground

To complement our roundup of the best NYC streetball courts, we tracked down historical photos of locals playing ball. If the images above have you longing for outdoor activities to do before fall weather hits, consult our guide to alfresco fun.


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