New York, NY, USA


Kickball player dressed as mime, Lower East Side

New York, NY, USA

Over the summer, the schoolyard on Rivington Street has been playing host to some kind of sports league. When I walk past, I’ll often see teams of mostly young adults playing a game whose rules appear to be those of baseball, but which is played with a large inflated ball like a soccer ball. The games are competitive but courteous; when one player does something particularly skillful, everyone applauds politely.

When I walked past tonight, the game was going on as usual, but with one minor difference: the players on one team were all dressed as mimes, complete with berets, white greasepaint, and black uniforms with white suspenders.

When I told M. about it, she said “And this is why we live in New York.”