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December 10, 1999

Handball Schedule Year 2000
Upcoming Schedule and Events for Handball in the coming year.
Stickball Schedule Year 2000
Upcoming Schedule and Events for Stickballl in the coming year.

December 8, 1999

Total site redesign!
We've changed every page on the site, while keeping all the great content that put us on the map. Major new features include the addition of site search to every page, and improved navigation to help you get around... not to mention a snappy new logo! Tell us what you think!

November 26, 1999

ICHA Presents 1999 Awards
The Inner City Handball Association celebrates its ninth year by presenting awards to contributors, players and volunteers.
CSA Presents 1999 Awards
The Caribbean Softball Association presents this year's trophies to top Cricket teams and players.

November 11, 1999

The Streetplay Store
Streetplay puts together its virtual store loaded with cool gifts for the Holiday Season.

November 4, 1999

OOHA Hosts tournament at Zerega's
Brooklyn YMCA hosts 2nd annual Handball Halloween Night

October 31, 1999

Assassins Victors in Mini World Cup
A Bronx Team emerges victorious in the fall of 1999. This time instead of the "Bombers" we're talking about the "Assassins" and instead of baseball, it's cricket.

October 24, 1999

New Feature on the Streetplay Site - Photo Essays
See our quick tour of the 1999 New York City Stickball Championship and shots of John Malkovich and Dennis Hopper in their recent shooting of the handball scene for "Knockaround Guys."
When Three Sewers Was A Home Run
The New York Times features Streetplay in its Oct 24th New York On Line column.

October 20, 1999

Knockaround Guys
An upcoming film will include scenes of Dennis Hopper and John Malkovich playing handball. Streetplay shoots the shoot at the Coney Island Courts.

October 5, 1999

Stickball Classic Finals
The battle between the boros ends and the Bronx teams are champs.
Lincoln Terrace Handball Tournament
New tournament in Brooklyn includes unique categories for competition.

September 28, 1999

St. Albans Mixed Doubles
A beautiful fall day provides the perfect backdrop for this unique New York event.
Central Park
Pro and local players compete in this annual tournament.
New Handball Organization
The OOHA is a new handball organization focusing on the Big Blue game.
Partners in the Game
Can couples be partners on and off the court? Streeplay asks the players.

September 19, 1999

Stickball Classic Semi-Finals
Six teams came into the Semi-Finals, three will go on to compete for the championship. Whoever wins, the Bronx reigns.

September 13-14, 1999

East Harlem Stickball Championship
The Bad Boys win this year's East Harlem National Stickball League Championship.
Stickball Returns to Pleasant Avenue
The Tenth Annual Pleasant Ave Fathers and Sons Game.
San Diego's Labor Day Stickball Tournament
San Diego's Little Italy becomes the West Coast Capital of Stickball.

September 9, 1999

Girl Games - Clap and Rhyme
No equipment required for hours of fun.
Parks Commissioner still has the touch
Commissioner Henry Stern playing Chinese handball and some photos from 1999 Mayor's Cup.
Stickball Schedule
Update to 1999 Stickball Classic Schedule.

September 2, 1999

New Jersey Stickball Classic Competition

August 18, 1999

Skully Central
Call it skully, skelly, skillsies or anything you want, but be sure to visit our photos, rules and reminiscences about this classic game.

August 8-10, 1999

National Handball Championships
Extensive coverage of the games and conditions that made up this years Handball Championship.
Queens Stickball Classic Competition
A beautiful day and great time for the Queens 1999 Stickball Classic.
Sports Buddies
New program links kids from single parent homes with adults interested in sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm about sports.
Like Father Like Son
A shared love of stickball and interest in being positive role models.

August 1, 1999

King of the Courts
Ray Lopez overcomes all contenders with power and beautifully played shots to win the Big Blue Handball Championship.
Little Treasures
Jeanne recalls a special treasure chest - her junk draw.

July 25, 1999

1999 Stickball Classic - Bronx Competition
Bronx is the home to many great players and teams. The boro's interest in the sport was evident in the this week's competition.

July 18, 1999

1999 Stickball Classic - Manhattan Competition
Blistering summer heat, upsets and stickball legends add that big city feel to the Manhattan competition.
Fastpitch in Queens
Quick shots of a game in Queens.

July 10, 1999

1999 Stickball Classic - Brooklyn Competition
Brooklyn kicks off the action with a couple of good stickball games and a long distance competition.
KeySpan Energy/WFAN Charity Softball Game
A great game helps raise over $8,000 to fight a crippling disease.

June 29, 1999

1999 Stickball Classic
Event at Police Plaza to kick off this year's games.
McManus Bar Summer Stickball Game
New Photos
Photos from the Fathers of Twins Stickball Game.

June 24, 1999

Orphans of the Steeplechase
An exciting adventure for two six year olds in the marvelous Steeplechase of Coney Island.

June 20, 1999

Back to Brooklyn Page
Photos and stories takes at this year's Back to Brooklyn Festival.
The Dodger Symphony Band
The story of some loud and memorable fans.
Wendy and her Hula Hoop
What does it take to be a queen of the hoop?

June 13, 1999

Live Coverage
Live coverage of's benefit Stickball Event.

June 7, 1999

Quest of a Yankee Batboy
Joe recalls the promise he made when he began his experience as a Yankee batboy.
New times with old faces
A look at some interesting reunions that involved Streetplay members.
New Photos
Some new members photos.

May 23, 1999

Streetplay's Official Bounce-Off
Streetplay's distinguished panel reviews the current crop of rubber balls to see how well they "bounce-off" in relation to each other.
Last Licks
Introduction to Last Licks, a children's book by Cari Best.
Object of Desire
Billy Jacobs explores trust, tempatation and a special baseball card.
Streetplay member Jeffrey Benson recalls some rooftop adventures.
New Photos
Some new members photos.

May 9, 1999

Spaldeens are Back
Excerpts from the NY Times and Newsday articles heralding the re-release of Spaldeens and the renewed interest in street play.
Stickball Stories
Page with links to's members' stickball stories. There are some good ones here!

May 2, 1999

Charity Stickball Game
Special Announcement - will be hosting a Charity Stickball Game at the Back to Brooklyn Festival Sunday June 13. Please see details and let us know if you are in the area and would like to attend.
In the Spotlight - "Aerial warfare in the Bronx"
Bruce tells of the rooftop world and kites battling in the sky.
"Butirfli" posts her first page on "girl games" starting with Pottsie, one of the most widely played children's game of all.
At several members requests we are exchanging links to their pages. If you are interested in participating, please send us a note with your url and a sentence describing the site.

April 25, 1999

In the Spotlight - "Frankie and the Monster Shot"
Bearsy recounts a great story that makes the annals of stickball lore.
"First Kiss"
So Jeanne, was it all you though it would be?.
This week we begin highlighting the photographers who have contributed to the site, focusing on Erika Stone, a remarkable woman with a tremendous portfolio of highly regarded work.
New Discussions
In response to member feedback, we are starting several new discussions - first kiss, summer fun and more.
New Photos
We have a new batch of photos, with a theme of "fun through the seasons."

April 18, 1999

Our 15 minutes of Fame
Yahoo chose us as a "Pick of the Week" for the week of 4/5 (we're site #6). We didn't know until the week was over and someone mailed us a note mentioning it. "So that's why we got all those hits."
In the Spotlight - "My Day at Shea"
Tommy Russo's "My Day at Shea" demonstrates that fun doesn't have to end when you're a kid.
Girl Games
Our member, known by her screen name "Butirfli," is moderating discussions about "Jumping, Clapping and Rhyming (AKA "Girl Games"). There have been many requests for this section. Thanks to Butirfli for taking the lead.
New Photos

April 11, 1999

Members Spotlight--Your Story
This section highlights great stories submitted by our readers. We kick off with that legendary football team the 1967 Rochdale Jets and their first captain Ira Mevorah.
Skully Central
With your help, Hugh M. McNally, long-time skully aficionado turns into the net's Skully hub. Join Hugh in this noble endeavor.
Your Photos
One of the main goals of the is to get people to share stories and photos of how they played when they were young. In the first two weeks of the sites existence, we've gotten some great stuff! Come and take a look, or send us your photos and stories.
Streetplay e-mail newsletter started
We start a mailing list for people who would like to be contacted when we host a Streetplay event (we're planning to do some this summer) or add cool stuff to the page.

April 1, 1999

Streetplay's Business Plan Leaves Wall Street Yawning is not yet offering it's IPO - but we urge you to review our business plan to understand what we hope to achieve. Comments are appreciated.

March 21, 1999

What's New? The Whole Freakin Site!
Greetings! We just put the site up on-line as of 3/21/99. While the Internet hasn't come to a halt due to all the traffic we've generated, we still think it's a fine addition. This page will contain information about the site, street play related activities, personalities, interactions and other interesting news.

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