Workers started digging up the Tompkins Square Park basketball courts on May 29. City officials said that the courts were expected to reopen by the end of June, when NYC schools were out, per DNAinfo.
Dave on 7th stopped by yesterday to see how things were looking…
The resurfacing appears complete. (Workers began this on July 6.)
Workers installed the backboard supports yesterday...
Now we just need backboards and some hoops. (Hopefully they aren't on back order.)
As previously reported, the New York City Parks Department teamed up with YouTube for the renovations. YouTube is funding the operation, estimated at $300,000.
The rendering shows a YouTubey (YouTubeish?) color scheme on the courts… Not sure if the final courts will have this…
[Rendering via YouTube]
Previously on EV Grieve:
Tompkins Square Park basketball courts closed for renovations; YouTube-backed hoops on the way