West 4th Street Basketball Courts

Sports in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Also known as ‘the Cage,’ this small basketball court enclosed within chain-link fencing is home to some of the best streetball in the country.

Though it’s more touristy than its counterpart, Rucker Park in Harlem, that’s also part of its charm, as the games held here in the center of the Village draw massive, excitable crowds, who often stand five-deep to hoot and holler for the skilled, competitive guys who play here. Prime time is summer, when the W 4th St Summer Pro-Classic League, with daily high-energy games, hits the scene.