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(The Villager)   Hipster kickball league evicted from NYC playgrounds on grounds that their for-profit status and sponsorship by two different liquor suppliers violated school policies "since their main goal is reportedly the partying after the games"   (thevillager.com) divider line 79
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2014-08-16 03:12:23 PM
"Hey guys, lets have a kickball league paid for and fueled by booze! You think the local public school will mind us using their field for this drunken good time?"
 
2014-08-16 05:49:31 PM

WTF Indeed: "Hey guys, lets have a kickball league paid for and fueled by booze! You think the local public school will mind us using their field for this drunken good time?"


"Of course they will!"

"Even if it's on the Lower East Side?"

"Oh.  Well, in that case I'll bring my potato gun."
 
2014-08-16 05:49:56 PM
Booze, It's what's for dinner!
 
2014-08-16 05:53:36 PM
cdn.memegenerator.net
 
2014-08-16 05:54:00 PM
BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

zogsports.com
clementefund.org
 
2014-08-16 05:56:53 PM
Another click-bait headline.
 
2014-08-16 05:58:25 PM

WTF Indeed: "Hey guys, lets have a kickball league paid for and fueled by booze! You think the local public school will mind us using their field for this drunken good time?"


Indeed.. are there no local public parks with the facilities to provide this service?
I do understand that I just spoke of holding such an event in a public park where you might well run into the same problem I'm just pointing out that where I lived, when adult kickball was still a thing, the leagues paid a fee to the city for the use of a municipally owned baseball diamond at a community center rather than use something over seen by a school.

/people soon got tired of playing kickball and just went to the bars instead.
 
2014-08-16 05:59:02 PM

thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

[zogsports.com image 400x266]
[clementefund.org image 448x370]


What's the problem? Looks like New York City to me.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-08-16 06:03:44 PM
Hipster kickball:

When a hipster gets gang-stomped by normal people.
 
2014-08-16 06:11:47 PM

thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:


If you work up a sweat like that in kickball you are taking it way too seriously..  Or maybe they just celebrated pouring drinks on each other.  And yeah hipster is now anyone 20-35 with any passion or enthusiasm for anything at all.
 
2014-08-16 06:19:17 PM

berylman: thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

If you work up a sweat like that in kickball you are taking it way too seriously..  Or maybe they just celebrated pouring drinks on each other.  And yeah hipster is now anyone 20-35 with any passion or enthusiasm for anything at all.


or you are in the southeast in the summertime where one can sweat like that simply walking to the car at 6 a.m.
 
2014-08-16 06:38:19 PM
Entitled assholes, yup!  "Hipsters"?  If you don't know what it means, don't say it.
 
2014-08-16 06:40:02 PM
You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2014-08-16 06:47:27 PM
If you aren't listening to Bird on vinyl, sporting a goatee, and wearing a beret.  You ain't no hipster.
 
2014-08-16 06:48:01 PM
img.xcitefun.net
i625.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-16 06:53:11 PM
This reads like the blotter of the fun police. Alcohol! Coed sports! People hanging around in bars!

Our children need to know that adulthood is a joyless march towards death. Anything that undermines that message encourages them to think for themselves.
 
2014-08-16 07:00:51 PM
I was expecting a picture of people in fedoras and lens-less frames kicking a ball around ironically.
 
2014-08-16 07:02:38 PM

spasemunki: This reads like the blotter of the fun police. Alcohol! Coed sports! People hanging around in bars!

Our children need to know that adulthood is a joyless march towards death. Anything that undermines that message encourages them to think for themselves.


Part of being for profit is that you have your own facilities or you rent facilities at the market rate.  Sorry kids.
 
2014-08-16 07:04:52 PM

thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

[zogsports.com image 400x266]
[clementefund.org image 448x370]


Jebus, do they really sweat that much (2nd picture) playing kickball?
 
2014-08-16 07:09:48 PM

70Ford: [img.xcitefun.net image 495x634]
[i625.photobucket.com image 600x767]


FTW!!
 
2014-08-16 07:10:48 PM

Waldo Pepper: berylman: thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

If you work up a sweat like that in kickball you are taking it way too seriously..  Or maybe they just celebrated pouring drinks on each other.  And yeah hipster is now anyone 20-35 with any passion or enthusiasm for anything at all.

or you are in the southeast in the summertime where one can sweat like that simply walking to the car at 6 a.m.


I get what you are saying but this is in NYC
 
2014-08-16 07:11:36 PM

ski9600: tJebus, do they really sweat that much (2nd picture) playing kickball?


I'm pretty sure they dumped water on their heads.  Notice it's all on the tops of the shoulders and nothing at the armpits. /forensic sweat pattern analysis
 
2014-08-16 07:13:20 PM

chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: berylman: thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

If you work up a sweat like that in kickball you are taking it way too seriously..  Or maybe they just celebrated pouring drinks on each other.  And yeah hipster is now anyone 20-35 with any passion or enthusiasm for anything at all.

or you are in the southeast in the summertime where one can sweat like that simply walking to the car at 6 a.m.

I get what you are saying but this is in NYC


If you run in NYC you sweat.  Pretty sure.
 
2014-08-16 07:13:23 PM
How is this any different than softball, where in my (limited) experience most of the teams are sponsored by the bars the teams visit after the games?
 
2014-08-16 07:16:47 PM
Not hipsters. Yuppies. These are finance types, lawyers, office drones.
 
2014-08-16 07:19:57 PM

The Why Not Guy: How is this any different than softball, where in my (limited) experience most of the teams are sponsored by the bars the teams visit after the games?


Are those leagues 'for profit'?

The issue is closing public parks to the public so a private money making group can makes some money. And, of course, kickback some cash to the bureaucrat that oks it. This is a SCHOOL playground being closed to kids.
At least that is how I'm reading it. Same thing is happening here in Denver.
 
2014-08-16 07:20:24 PM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Not hipsters. Yuppies.


This.

It's a mating pool for people with MBAs and those who want to marry them.
 
2014-08-16 07:23:36 PM

advex101: spasemunki: This reads like the blotter of the fun police. Alcohol! Coed sports! People hanging around in bars!

Our children need to know that adulthood is a joyless march towards death. Anything that undermines that message encourages them to think for themselves.

Part of being for profit is that you have your own facilities or you rent facilities at the market rate.  Sorry kids.


This.  The sponsorship, the lack of an actual non-profit charity goal aside from getting blitzed afterwards...  none of that is wrong, in fact it's probably quite laudable.  But if you are going to do that you don't get free use of public property over the intended purpose of giving kids a place to play.  This isn't little league, or a charity event. You rent your space like a grown up.
 
2014-08-16 07:25:00 PM

chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: berylman: thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

If you work up a sweat like that in kickball you are taking it way too seriously..  Or maybe they just celebrated pouring drinks on each other.  And yeah hipster is now anyone 20-35 with any passion or enthusiasm for anything at all.

or you are in the southeast in the summertime where one can sweat like that simply walking to the car at 6 a.m.

I get what you are saying but this is in NYC


is not NYC humid in the summer/
 
2014-08-16 07:25:53 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Are those leagues 'for profit'?


I don't know. I was responding more to the way alcohol sponsorship is presented as bad.
 
2014-08-16 07:28:12 PM

The Why Not Guy: Ow! That was my feelings!: Are those leagues 'for profit'?

I don't know. I was responding more to the way alcohol sponsorship is presented as bad.


ah, no worries. I was obviously responding to the attempt by some private groups to monetize public parks. My own ax to grind.
 
2014-08-16 07:28:30 PM

Waldo Pepper: chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: berylman: thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

If you work up a sweat like that in kickball you are taking it way too seriously..  Or maybe they just celebrated pouring drinks on each other.  And yeah hipster is now anyone 20-35 with any passion or enthusiasm for anything at all.

or you are in the southeast in the summertime where one can sweat like that simply walking to the car at 6 a.m.

I get what you are saying but this is in NYC

is not NYC humid in the summer/


This goes back to the original post, how much of a sweat are you working up playing on a field at a grade school, what is it thirty feet between bags?
 
2014-08-16 07:40:50 PM

thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

[zogsports.com image 400x266]
[clementefund.org image 448x370]


Is "Yuppie" still used? ( that word may be more accurate)
 
2014-08-16 07:43:24 PM

chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: berylman: thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

If you work up a sweat like that in kickball you are taking it way too seriously..  Or maybe they just celebrated pouring drinks on each other.  And yeah hipster is now anyone 20-35 with any passion or enthusiasm for anything at all.

or you are in the southeast in the summertime where one can sweat like that simply walking to the car at 6 a.m.

I get what you are saying but this is in NYC

is not NYC humid in the summer/

This goes back to the original post, how much of a sweat are you working up playing on a field at a grade school, what is it thirty feet between bags?


well I don't know a typical summer day down in NC if i ran 30 feet between bags by the time i got to home plate my shirt is damp with sweat. by the end of the game my clothes will be wet enough to feel like i was in a shower. welcome to the east coast in the summer.
 
2014-08-16 07:44:33 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

[zogsports.com image 400x266]
[clementefund.org image 448x370]

Is "Yuppie" still used? ( that word may be more accurate)


so if a yuppie is gay does that make him/her a guppie?
 
2014-08-16 07:44:38 PM
So what if they drank it up after the game?  So long as they were not drinking on school property than who gives a flying fyck as to whether or not they later go to a bar and get hammered?  Besides, if you are using that as one of the reasons to kick them off your property than you better fire at least half of your staff, because teachers tend to hit it pretty hard after work and on the weekends.

Also, "kids were reportedly even getting displaced off of the playgrounds during the scheduled games."  Again, so what? If the school decides to let people reserve and use those areas for specified periods of time then other people have to leave.  It is really that simple.  The department of education has to take the blame for this one.

Those are some really lame reasons to revoke the permits.  If the organization was a for-profit, well, that is a really lame reason but it is still a violation of the rules, so go play ball somewhere else.
 
2014-08-16 07:49:07 PM
Great. Check the local crime stats in a year or so. Up? But......
 
2014-08-16 07:55:45 PM

Waldo Pepper: chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: berylman: thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

If you work up a sweat like that in kickball you are taking it way too seriously..  Or maybe they just celebrated pouring drinks on each other.  And yeah hipster is now anyone 20-35 with any passion or enthusiasm for anything at all.

or you are in the southeast in the summertime where one can sweat like that simply walking to the car at 6 a.m.

I get what you are saying but this is in NYC

is not NYC humid in the summer/

This goes back to the original post, how much of a sweat are you working up playing on a field at a grade school, what is it thirty feet between bags?

well I don't know a typical summer day down in NC if i ran 30 feet between bags by the time i got to home plate my shirt is damp with sweat. by the end of the game my clothes will be wet enough to feel like i was in a shower. welcome to the east coast in the summer.


do you not see the Y between the N and the C? Hey it gets humid here too but to compare NYC to NC as far as weather is like me com pairing Memphis to Chicago. Please try to keep up
 
2014-08-16 07:56:00 PM

Mock26: So what if they drank it up after the game?  So long as they were not drinking on school property than who gives a flying fyck as to whether or not they later go to a bar and get hammered?  Besides, if you are using that as one of the reasons to kick them off your property than you better fire at least half of your staff, because teachers tend to hit it pretty hard after work and on the weekends.

Also, "kids were reportedly even getting displaced off of the playgrounds during the scheduled games."  Again, so what? If the school decides to let people reserve and use those areas for specified periods of time then other people have to leave.  It is really that simple.  The department of education has to take the blame for this one.

Those are some really lame reasons to revoke the permits.  If the organization was a for-profit, well, that is a really lame reason but it is still a violation of the rules, so go play ball somewhere else.


i get the not for profit use. if they aren't paying for use of the field do you really want your tax money being spent on upkeep of school property to be used to make money for someone for free
 
2014-08-16 07:57:03 PM
This is why so many people remember their teachers as half-wits and hypocrites.
 
2014-08-16 08:00:51 PM
But it did keep them off the streets.
 
2014-08-16 08:03:01 PM

chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: chitownmike: Waldo Pepper: berylman: thamike: BTW, apparently the definition of "hipster" now includes these totally-don't-shop-at-the-Gap people:

If you work up a sweat like that in kickball you are taking it way too seriously..  Or maybe they just celebrated pouring drinks on each other.  And yeah hipster is now anyone 20-35 with any passion or enthusiasm for anything at all.

or you are in the southeast in the summertime where one can sweat like that simply walking to the car at 6 a.m.

I get what you are saying but this is in NYC

is not NYC humid in the summer/

This goes back to the original post, how much of a sweat are you working up playing on a field at a grade school, what is it thirty feet between bags?

well I don't know a typical summer day down in NC if i ran 30 feet between bags by the time i got to home plate my shirt is damp with sweat. by the end of the game my clothes will be wet enough to feel like i was in a shower. welcome to the east coast in the summer.

do you not see the Y between the N and the C? Hey it gets humid here too but to compare NYC to NC as far as weather is like me com pairing Memphis to Chicago. Please try to keep up


yes and i know we are talking about NYC and in an earlier post i did ask if it was humid in NYC.  not knowing where everyone is from a person from southern california who has never experienced east coast humidity might not understand how one is soaked after only running the bases in humid weather. 

thank you for being so kind and friendly to me.
 
2014-08-16 08:03:54 PM

chitownmike: to compare NYC to NC as far as weather is like me com pairing Memphis to Chicago. Please try to keep up


I have lived in New Orleans in the summer and Chicago. The miserable humidity can be equal.
 
2014-08-16 08:11:42 PM

Waldo Pepper: Mock26: So what if they drank it up after the game?  So long as they were not drinking on school property than who gives a flying fyck as to whether or not they later go to a bar and get hammered?  Besides, if you are using that as one of the reasons to kick them off your property than you better fire at least half of your staff, because teachers tend to hit it pretty hard after work and on the weekends.

Also, "kids were reportedly even getting displaced off of the playgrounds during the scheduled games."  Again, so what? If the school decides to let people reserve and use those areas for specified periods of time then other people have to leave.  It is really that simple.  The department of education has to take the blame for this one.

Those are some really lame reasons to revoke the permits.  If the organization was a for-profit, well, that is a really lame reason but it is still a violation of the rules, so go play ball somewhere else.

i get the not for profit use. if they aren't paying for use of the field do you really want your tax money being spent on upkeep of school property to be used to make money for someone for free


I get the not for profit, too.  I just think it is stupid.
 
2014-08-16 08:12:18 PM

jaytkay: chitownmike: to compare NYC to NC as far as weather is like me com pairing Memphis to Chicago. Please try to keep up

I have lived in New Orleans in the summer and Chicago. The miserable humidity can be equal.


Average summer humidity morning/evening

New York Syracuse              87%  56%
North Carolina Greensboro  90% 57%

dang will you look at that pretty much the same. Now to be fair I don't know if the city is more or less humid that syracuse but you can bet your bottom dollar you kick a home run in 87% even on an 82 degree day and you will be sweating like a fat girl eating hot wings
 
2014-08-16 08:23:27 PM
kick ball??  maybe some stick ball  and hoop and stick after a sarsaparilla break.
 
2014-08-16 08:26:41 PM

Mock26: Waldo Pepper: Mock26: So what if they drank it up after the game?  So long as they were not drinking on school property than who gives a flying fyck as to whether or not they later go to a bar and get hammered?  Besides, if you are using that as one of the reasons to kick them off your property than you better fire at least half of your staff, because teachers tend to hit it pretty hard after work and on the weekends.

Also, "kids were reportedly even getting displaced off of the playgrounds during the scheduled games."  Again, so what? If the school decides to let people reserve and use those areas for specified periods of time then other people have to leave.  It is really that simple.  The department of education has to take the blame for this one.

Those are some really lame reasons to revoke the permits.  If the organization was a for-profit, well, that is a really lame reason but it is still a violation of the rules, so go play ball somewhere else.

i get the not for profit use. if they aren't paying for use of the field do you really want your tax money being spent on upkeep of school property to be used to make money for someone for free

I get the not for profit, too.  I just think it is stupid.


Why is it stupid. Seems to make perfect sense to me.
 
2014-08-16 08:29:41 PM
CSB:

Last time I played kick ball I was working for a pretty fun company. They would close the offices early on Friday and the teams (500+ people working at the corporate office, so lots of teams) would get together and play at the 4 baseball fields located directly behind the HQ. Normal kick ball rules, but 1 additional rule. You had to have a drink in your hand at all times. Be it a soda (screw you Pop lovers), beer.. or in the case of one rather entertaining VP a hundred dollar bottle of scotch. Good times.
 
2014-08-16 08:52:51 PM

Mock26: I get the not for profit, too. I just think it is stupid.


You obviously don't. Closing a public park to the taxpayers, without compensation, so a private group can make money off of it, is a deal worthy of Cliven Bundy.
//,,,
 
kth
2014-08-16 09:05:34 PM
It always used to amuse me that I would play* lawyer league softball at my old junior high school baseball fields.

*I kept score. You have to do what you're good at, and I'm good at counting and drinking beer. Running without falling down? Not so much.
 
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