Cobb’s Hill is open for business

Cobb’s Hill is open for business

With L.A. Fitness closed, it’s time to hit the outdoor slopes. [All photos: David Kramer 3/19/20]

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo told us that all our parks are open for business, and they might be the safest place to be. Cobb’s Hill is no exception. No sun, but the healthy and playful are out in full force. (SEE FULL COBB’S HILL SERIES AT END.)

At the MVP Fitness Court

SEE The first pull up at the new Cobb’s Hill Fitness Court

At the Chuck Spencer Tennis Courts

SEE Diehards and the Cobb’s Hill Tennis Courts

Bubbles

At the Tony Boler Basketball Courts

SEE The very first shot at the Tony Boler Courts, 9:07 a.m.

Hot Shots is closed, so these volleyball players set up impromptu games. Roxie looks on.

At the C. Mitchell Rowe Dog Park. Raleigh (the dog) has been on TV.

Circle kicking is the most common game played with a footbag, and is often what people mean when they use the term “hacky sack”. Players stand in a circle and keep the bag moving around the circle, with the goal of keeping the bag from touching the ground. There are a variety of terms used by different groups of players to note when the footbag has been touched by every member of the circle. No photos, please, says foot bagger Bruce Lee.

UPDATE: On 3/28 the city of Rochester posted a SPORTS COURTS CLOSED sign on the Tony Boler Courts. A couple of days ago, the city posted yellow  “Caution Do Not Enter” tape and asked people to voluntarily stop playing basketball. Apparently, the call failed. Today the sign was posted and the rims of the basketball hoops were removed.

City of Rochester parks are still open for “passive exercise” such as jogging or walking. The Cobbs Hill Dog Park is still open, but people are encouraged to practice social distancing. I did see people using the MVP Fitness Court and playing tennis. [Note: the tennis court nets have now been taken down.]

The Tony Boler Courts, Cobb’s Hill, 3/28/20

UPDATE: SEE Cobb’s Hill is closed for business (only a little)

UPDATE 2: SEE Cobb’s Hill is (getting) back to business!

THE COBB’S HILL SERIES 

Atop Cobb’s Hill, the Magic 8 Ball is asked: “Will the world end on Thursday?”

Cobb’s Hill is (getting) back to business!

Cobb’s Hill is closed for business (only a little)

Eric Kemperman, Brighton High School ’81, is back in town and sledding!

What’s a little snow at the Cobb’s Hill ultimate frisbee game

Adding the first pull up at the new Cobb’s Hill Fitness Court to the Cobb’s Hill series

The Terquasquicentennial of the Day of Wrath and the Great Disappointment atop Cobb’s Hill. Are the ascension robes a myth?

At Cobb’s Hill, a tree, a plaque and fifty years after the death of Shirley Louise Anderson

The RCAC is back at Cobb’s Hill (where Johnny Antonelli struck out 20)

Adding Audrey to the Cobb’s Hill Series

On the trail behind Cobbs Hill Village

Adding the very first shot at the Tony Boler Courts, 9:07 a.m., to the Cobb’s Hill series

Adding a SOTA baseball game and the Air Horn guy to the Cobb’s Hill series

Keeping score at Cobb’s Hill

Will the world end already?

Adding a snow day to the Cobb’s Hill series

Adding Yeshiva football to the Cobb’s Hill series

In search of Talker on Cobb’s Hill for “The Day of Wrath”

The Graffiti Towers of Washington Grove: A Photographic Gallery

Adding a wooded haven to the Cobb’s Hill series with a stroll through Washington Grove

Adding a March blizzard to the Cobb’s Hill series

172 years ago when the Millerites trudged down Cobb’s Hill

42 years and counting for the Kick Ass Kro-Kay Club of Cobb’s Hill

Once more into the breech on the banks of Lake Riley

Flowering Upper Monroe

Ultimate spring fever at Cobb’s Hill

On a mound at Cobb’s Hill! And how the City of Rochester handles its loose leaves.

Cobb’s Hill welcomes the Ninth Cobb’s Hill Cyclocross

Diehards and the Cobb’s Hill Tennis Courts

Back to normalcy at Cobb’s Hill basketball

Rochester’s own street ball Rucker League

The 8th Annual Festival of Softball: After 800 Innings the “Tribute to Noah” nears $100,000

That Championship Season thirty five years later

The Cobb’s Hill tragedy of an “invisible man” ten years later

On the 22nd of October, 1844 on top of Cobb’s Hill

Adding a snow day to the Cobb’s Hill series

Adding Yeshiva football to the Cobb’s Hill series

In search of Talker on Cobb’s Hill for “The Day of Wrath”

The Graffiti Towers of Washington Grove: A Photographic Gallery

Adding a wooded haven to the Cobb’s Hill series with a stroll through Washington Grove

Adding a March blizzard to the Cobb’s Hill series

172 years ago when the Millerites trudged down Cobb’s Hill

42 years and counting for the Kick Ass Kro-Kay Club of Cobb’s Hill

Once more into the breech on the banks of Lake Riley

Flowering Upper Monroe

Ultimate spring fever at Cobb’s Hill

On a mound at Cobb’s Hill! And how the City of Rochester handles its loose leaves.

Cobb’s Hill welcomes the Ninth Cobb’s Hill Cyclocross

Diehards and the Cobb’s Hill Tennis Courts

Back to normalcy at Cobb’s Hill basketball

Rochester’s own street ball Rucker League

The 8th Annual Festival of Softball: After 800 Innings the “Tribute to Noah” nears $100,000

That Championship Season thirty five years later

The Cobb’s Hill tragedy of an “invisible man” ten years later

On the 22nd of October, 1844 on top of Cobb’s Hill

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dkramer3@naz.edu

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, and the CITY.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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