3. The Basketball Court at Marion Hopkinson Playground
In this new reality, Elliot goes to a basketball court every day, sits on the bleachers and watches the pickup game. This is filmed at Marion Hopkinson Playground in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The court is located at the intersection of Marion Street and Thomas S. Boyland Street in eastern Bed-Stuy. The bleachers are added to the set. Normally, there are park benches there.
The park is named after American Revolution soldiers, Francis Marion and Francis Hopkinson. As the NYC Parks Department notes, ” One of the pathways in the park follows the original route of the Jamaica Plank Road, which dates to the Revolutionary War.”
NYC Parks opened the park originally in 1938 but the basketball court was added in a 2006 renovation, for which it won a “Building Brooklyn” award from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.