Here's what's old on Streetplay
Dear Streetplay readers,
April. It's great. Hope springs eternal, the baseball season
starts, and life begins anew. The only thing that could ruin
such a great time of year is--you guessed itó-taxes. We hope
you enjoy our take on these seasonal themes.
Streetplay financial statement
Hey, we've been online for a year! We started out planning to
lose millions of dollars, just like the big boys in e-commerce.
Now that many "e-startups" are having a rough time, we've
decided to take a different angle... by printing our own money!
Check out our business plan and download some Streetplay dollars
Take a breather from your 1040 and recall how your concept of
money has changed since you were a kid. Tell us how you
got/earned/finagled yourself some before you had to declare it.
The best story gets the author $50 (plus $50 donated to the
children's charity of his/her choice):
The Streetplay Galleries: Extreme Streetplay
Ever hitch a ride on the back of a bus... not IN the back, but
ON it? Our newest gallery documents this and other extreme acts
in cartoon form--things so dangerous that we had to enlist the
services of McGrunt the safety dog to tell kids out there not to
try it themselves!
April game of the month: Jacks
Not filling out taxes this year? Here's an indoor game that
might come in handy in the pen, though don't let the other
inmates see you playing. Jacks, an ancient game of fun and
dexterity, is highlighted in April's game of the month.
Rising Stars: Eddie Kwak
This month we feature the latest terror of the New York City
handball scene, 18-year-old Elmhurst-born Eddie Kwak. The
enthusiasm of his youth ("I was too nasty") is growing into to a
steely-eyed determination ("I want to be the best"). Learn what
makes Eddie tick:
City Play: On the roof
This month's City Play feature shows classic urban activities
like pigeon-keeping and rooftop tag. To paraphrase Carole
King's song "Up On the Roof," "climb to the top of the stairs
and all your cares will drift right into space."
Seeing how it's spring, we've done some spring cleaning on our
site. Please revisit our stickball section, including some
great pictures added to the Hall of Fame and an improved layout
for the 1999 New York City Stickball Classic coverage. It's
worth it just to see pictures of NY Yankees' manager Joe Torre
swing a stick!
We hope you continue to enjoy the site... it beats the heck out
of doing taxes!
Mick Greene, CEO