New York Times Features Chess Players of St. Nicholas Park

Players at the St. Nicholas Chess and Backgammon Club are known by their nicknames; Black, at left, and Clayton in a recent match.

Players at the St. Nicholas Chess and Backgammon Club are known by their nicknames; Black, at left, and Clayton in a recent match.

An article today featured the winter home of the St. Nicholas Chess and Backgammon Club. Usually these players are found in St. Nicholas Park, near West 141st Street playing during warmer months. Check out the article below:

ALL SEASON PLAY FOR A CHESS CREW IN HARLEM

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/nyregion/chess-in-a-harlem-park-moves-indoors-for-winter.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

More Volunteer Opportunities This Weekend To Help NYC Parks

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Many of New York City’s parks, playgrounds and beaches were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. If you would like to volunteer with NYC Parks to aid in clean-up and recovery, please review the list of parks, playgrounds and beaches below that are in need of assistance this Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Click the links below to sign up in your borough and be sure to check back for updates on other parks in need of volunteers!

Bronx

  • Crotona Park (Wednesday)
  • Orchard Beach (Saturday only)

Click here to volunteer in the Bronx 

Brooklyn (Saturday only)

  • Coney Island

Click here to volunteer in Brooklyn

Manhattan

  • Fort Tryon Park (Saturday only)
  • Harlem River Park (Saturday only)
  • Inwood Hill Park (Sunday only)

Click here to volunteer in Manhattan

Queens (Saturday only)

  • Joe Michael’s Mile
  • Crocheron Park
  • Queensbridge Park
  • Astoria Park

Click here to volunteer in Queens

Staten Island (Sunday only)

  • Kaltenmeier Playground

Click here to volunteer in Staten Island

 

Volunteer to Help New York City Parks This Weekend

Hurricane Sandy has left a major mess in a lof of New York City Parks, but you can help clean up and get these parks back to their tip top shape. Below are volunteer opportunities around the city this weekend. Click on the link to register and help our parks be better than ever!

Volunteer with NYC Parks

Many of New York City’s parks and playgrounds were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. If you would like to volunteer with NYC Parks to aid in clean up and recovery, please review the list of parks and playgrounds below that are in need of assistance this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click the links below to sign up in your borough and be sure to check back for updates on other parks in need of volunteers!

Bronx
Van Cortlandt Park
Orchard Beach
Click here to volunteer in the Bronx
Brooklyn
Prospect Park
McCarren Park
Click here to volunteer in Brooklyn
Manhattan
Happy Warrior Playground
Annunciation Park
Carl Schurz Park
Anne Loftus Playground (at Fort Tryon Park)
Randall’s Island (Friday and Saturday only)
Click here to volunteer in Manhattan
Queens (Friday and Saturday only)
Brookville Park
Baisley Pond Park
Click here to volunteer in Queens