Sunken Court

Man Shot in Leg in Drug Deal Gone Bad on Delancey Street

Posted April 11, 2022 at 5:02 am

A man was shot early Sunday morning in a drug deal gone bad inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park, police said. The 30-year-old victim was shot in the leg near the sunken court, where the purported drug transaction happened. Sources disclose that two suspects in their twenties allegedly took drugs, possibly K2, from the victim before […]

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Cops Close Down Section of Sara D. Roosevelt Park to Curb Drugs and Homeless

Posted August 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

The city is apparently turning up the heat to combat the dangerous situation in Sara D. Roosevelt Park just south of Delancey Street. The area surrounding the so-called “Pit” is now completely sealed off. The action is many months in the making. As reported, this area has long been a favored spot for local homeless, […]

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Parks Seals ‘Hua Mei Bird Garden’ to Stave off Drug Problem in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted August 17, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Parks Department this month cordoned off part of Sara D. Roosevelt Park in response to rampant drug use, homeless, dwelling, and violence. The area in question, nicknamed “The Pit,” is a ground zero of sorts for open-air drug sales – K2, in particular. Those who are strung out lay out; belongings accumulate in piles; […]

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Hua Mei Bird Garden Receives Protective Fence from Flying Balls

Posted February 20, 2020 at 5:01 am

You may have noticed the chain-link fence standing toward the Delancey perimeter of the sunken court on Broome Street. The Pit, as it’s nicknamed, was resurfaced with “sports coating” last summer, part of the city’s overarching attempt to redirect park space while the East River Park is bulldozed in the name of coastal resiliency. However, […]

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Parks Converts ‘The Pit’ to Soccer Field with New Sports Coating

Posted July 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

The bike polo contingent can now play in style. Indeed, the favored Lower East Side sunken court, dubbed “The Pit,” last month received a fresh coat of paint courtesy of the Parks Department. The unique concrete pitch boasts soccer markings in the familiar green hue, sprucing up one of the more drab areas of Sara […]

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Keira Knightley & Adam Levine Filming ‘Can a Song Save Your Life’ on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted July 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

We thought production had already wrapped on Can a Song Save Your Life, which occupied the Lower East Side for much of last summer. Yet, apparently that wasn’t the case.

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The Street Soccer USA Cup in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted July 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

Two half-court fields were constructed early yesterday morning inside the Broome Street sunken court (“the pit”), with the official opening ceremonies having transpired later in the afternoon.

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New Museum Block Party at Sara D. Roosevelt Park Tomorrow

Posted July 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

Tomorrow afternoon, the New Museum will hold its fifth annual block party event in the Pit area of Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Bo Fighting in Sara D. Roosevelt Park [Video]

Posted September 1, 2010 at 6:12 am

The versatility of the Broome Street sunken court always attracts great street theater to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.  Between the frequent bike polo matches, occasional street hockey games, Tai Chi enthusiasts, and the rituals of morning commuters, there is an endless supply of entertainment.

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Hua Mei Bird Garden in Sara D. Roosevelt Park [Video]

Last modified August 30, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Nestled behind the sunken court in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a hidden gem of a bird sanctuary called Hua Mei Bird Garden. The tiny tree-lined real estate is definitely one of the unsung treasures of the 7-acre, 7-block park, and is a welcome taste of nature amidst a concrete jungle.

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