Best Place to Play Basketball


The basketball court at Asphalt Green in Battery Park City is filled with natural light
by Anne kristoff

The classes, gyms and personal trainers to keep you Manhattan fit


Asphalt Green — Battery Park City
212 North End Ave.
212-298-2980
asphaltgreen.org/bpc
Asphalt Green BPC is the second location of the Upper East Side stalwart. The court here is shiny and airy, filled with ample natural light, and lined with padded walls and low bleachers for resting between jumpers. The facility gets bonus points for being just one block from the Hudson River.


92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5714   
92y.org
The 92nd Street Y is a community and cultural institution offering classes, talks, exhibits and a place to practice your killer crossover. Whether you're looking for a place to join a league or just shoot some hoops, the Y has a variety of options, including a kids' league and state-of-the-art flooring.


Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center
232 West 60th St.
212-360-3341
nycgovparks.org/parks/west-59th-st-rec-ctr-and-pool
This NYC Parks Department-run rec center, named for the first woman who swam the English Channel, underwent a $15 million dollar renovation less than five years ago. The facility is home to the Youth Wheelchair Basketball league hosted by the New York Rolling Fury every Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.