Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Not the best picture. But you can see one player, riding the office chair across the intersection, feet outstretched, almost at his destination, my side of the street. Our view of the pusher is blocked by the tree.

As with stickball and stoopball before it, the kids in my neighborhood (Bensonhurst) stay out until all hours with their new neighborhood sport: rolling each other across the street on wheeling office chairs. There seems to be neither winner nor loser in this game. I've witnessed no falls. So far, from what I can see from my window, one pushes, one rides, and a few others run ahead shouting out loud. They circle the block a few times, and then, I guess, they retire.

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