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Rucker Park basketball courts

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A popular spot for pick-up games

Place Details

Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Central Harlem
Open Space, Play

Place Matters Profile

The official name of the courts is the Holcombe Rucker Playground, in honor of a Harlem community activist and Parks Department playground director. Before being renamed for Mr. Rucker, the place was simply called P.S. 156 playground. It is located just north of W. 155th St, bounded by Frederick Douglass Blvd. and the Harlem River Drive.

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Rucker Park website
NYC Parks & Recreation


Gene Norman

Great street basketball. Stomping grounds for legendary player Earl Manigault, aka "The Goat."

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