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The game reference YOU can help us build

Streetplay's mission is to document the great city games that we know and love. Over the years, we've wanted to allow our readers to collaborate with us, to make our knowledge base bigger and better. Now, technology has caught up with our desire and we're proud to announce the Streetplay Wiki (SPwiki for short).

Are there games you played in the street as a city youth? Are you a reasonably good writer with attention to detail? Sign up for a SPwiki account and help us make SPWiki the best web resource for urban games anyone can imagine.


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Jerry Dantzic photography
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Some of the best street photography

We've assembled the Streetplay Galleries to present the work of professional artists who have documented the experience of play all over the world. Over the years, we've assembled some stunning exhibitions.

In this gallery, East River Raft, Jerry Dantzic presents this reflection, in his own pictures and words, of a childhood spent next to New York's East River. This is a real treat that we're sure you'll enjoy.


Featured articles


Willie Mays MLB All-Star Event
In the summer of 2008, Major League Baseball decided to hold its annual All-Star game in Yankee Stadium one last time. Willie Mays was invited to his old stickball stomping grounds to celebrate; take a look at our coverage.


Contest winners: How I got money as a kid
While the amounts are smaller, the need for cash is universal, Here's how our readers said they got their pockets full.


Streeplay photos: Streets
A collection of general photography featuring streets and the games we play in them.


A Playful World: Philadelphia
The Playful World project documents the games and play of children from different places around the globe, in this case, Philadelphia. Please share the joyful aspects of our shared cultures.


Member spotlight: Bruce Chance
A lot of our readers have shared their stories with us first-hand in our Member Spotlight section. Here, Bruce Chance tells us about kite fighting in the Bronx.

Streetplay postcards
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You can share Streetplay goodness via e-mail: just pick out one of the cool pictures and send it to a friend!
 

Site highlights

  • In Tribute: Steve Mercado, FDNY
    Steve Mercado, a leader in the stickball community, was one of the brave firefighters lost in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This is our tribute to him.
  • Streetplay at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    The Smithsonian Institution invited us to DC to introduce America to our favorite games. Read how it went!
  • Essays and Commentary
    We're often asked to comment upon the benefits kids get through unsupervised, ad hoc play. Here, we address the evaporation of such activity in modern times
  • Streetplay Cineplex Video!
    Throw some popcorn in the microwave, grab a jumbo-sized soda and watch street games in motion right on your computer!
  • Streetplay Links
    Maybe we're not Google, but we take a shot at listing some of our favorite play-related websites here.



Featured game: Boxball

Boxball
Boxball is one of the many games we cover in The Games section.


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Bernie DeKoven's Junklog
Sports for the fun of it.

two-footed pantyhose tennis ball knock off
Here we see the one-footed pantyhose tennis ball knock off game and now, at last, the two-footed version.

museum-worthy sports
What can artists bring to sports? Glad I asked. Behold, two inspiring responses to the aforeasked query: 1) Free Basket For example, there’s Los...

Pickleball again
Pickleball Pickleball is a racquet sport in which two to four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a polymer perforated...

Cardboard carton soccer

FootGolf at last
FootGolf, the site explains, “is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf.” As far as I’m concerned, that’s all we...

See more in the Junkyard Sports section






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