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01-20-2012, 11:27 AM #341
Aww, that's ok but if you want to play during the week just let me know you'll still have fun.
01-23-2012, 09:58 AM #342
hiAre u planning today in the evening?
01-30-2012, 03:29 PM #343
Hi, r u playing today evening?
02-04-2012, 10:52 AM #344
Are you playing today?
01-16-2013, 10:40 PM #345
Southern California native here. Moved to NYC 6mths ago and, relative to CA, am finding it very difficult to find decently priced nearby gyms.
Can any NYC regulars help with info? I'd like to stay in Manhattan if possible. Been to Flushing and it's quite a trip (1hr).
Does anyone have experience and thoughts on the Community Center at Stuyvesant High?
Number of courts?
What's the level of play?
How busy does it get on Thurs? Sun?
01-18-2013, 05:04 PM #346
If NYC locations are your only choices, then www.nycbadminton.com is the one to contact. However, compare to most other places, the price is high, as the cost of city, you know.
Since you do not want to travel to Flushing, I assume NYBC, Friendly, CP are all out, as they all require you travel to Flushing (or Jamaica) by subway, then transfer buses.
Depends on what's your location, and which subway (assume you do not drive) you can easily access, you can try www.brooklynbadminton.com (D train to Bay 50 Street). They have sessions on Thursday night and Saturday daytime.
Have not heard about the one in Stuy. HS recently, not sure whether they still have in session. Personally, I've never been there, so sorry for not being able to provide more details.
01-19-2013, 08:00 PM #347
Thanks for the help. I'll see how things go in my search.
Can't say I'm not disappointed in the numbers and quality of accessible gyms in Manhattan. Just used to SoCal where there's a recent boom in dedicated gyms.
02-09-2013, 11:22 PM #348
03-06-2013, 11:52 AM #349
anyone needs a partner in NYC? I'm intermediate-semi-advanced. I live in Manhattan but am willing to travel a bit.
03-21-2013, 03:11 PM #350
www.brooklynbadminton.com. We play there from 10am to 4pm, every Saturday.
NYC badminton center (Flushing, Queens) can be another choice, again, about 1 - 1.5 hrs trip by subway, depend on where you locate in the city. My group usually there around 4pm - 9pm on Sunday, but sometimes, it can be abit crowded, especially before 6pm.
03-21-2013, 03:22 PM #351
03-21-2013, 03:28 PM #352
whoa. the prices in NYC is pretty crazy. i guess everything in Manhattan is expensive.
03-21-2013, 03:51 PM #353
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03-21-2013, 07:00 PM #354
I used to live in Flushing until 2 years ago, wish I knew about this.
03-21-2013, 08:35 PM #355
From my experience:
- Brooklyn is usually (very) crowded on Saturday
- Flushing: it depends on the day and the time you play (it is open every day). I play sometimes in Flushing on Sunday (10 AM - 2PM) and there are less waiting time than Brooklyn, especially around noon when morning players leave and before afternoon players arrive.
03-22-2013, 03:27 PM #356
Brooklyn Badminton (Saturday 10am - 4pm, 8 courts) - crowded between 12 - 2:30. Much better between 10 - 12, and 2:30 - 4pm. Many times, we can even play singles during off-peak time. Peak time highly depends, but usually 1 game, then 1 wait is the deal.
NYBC (I usually only show up Sunday afternoon, cannot comment on other time, 6 courts) - crowded between 2:30 or 3 - 6pm. Usually after 6 or 6:30, it will be much better, unless more than 1 courts being reserved. I was told usually in the morning and earlier afternoon, it's much better. Based on my own observation, the most competitive group of players (Sunday) usually show up after 6pm.
03-22-2013, 03:33 PM #357
My suggestion is, depends on your location and schedule, you can pick one and give it a try. The key is that if you can stay longer, come in earlier, stay later, you have much better chance to get a lot games in either place. However, if you can only stay for 2-3 hours, and that happen to be the "peak" time, then the choices will be greatly limited, and the experience may not be so great.
Both places the management will help to arrange games, which will help in certain degree, especially when getting crowded. NYBC do offer court reservation. Therefore, if you have a large group of players and tend to stay together, you might look into it. However, if you are a single walk-in, it will affect you in a negative way (less available courts). Brooklyn do not really offer court reservation, but if you show up with a large group, on-site arrangement (sort like reserve a court) can be made.
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