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

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

Head strength and conditioning coach at Empire Academy of Combat Sports & Fitness Rodney Hohenstein working with Mohini, an academy student. 4/1/20 [All photos: David Kramer] 

On March 19th, Cobb’s Hill is open for business celebrated the throngs of people enjoying our urban natural oasis, Cobb’s Hill. (SEE FULL SERIES AT END)

Cobb’s Hill, 3/19/20. From Cobb’s Hill is open for business

Alas, per order of the city of Rochester, the rims of the basketball hoops and the tennis court nets are now removed. Normally in the early spring, the Monroe High School and School of the Arts baseball teams would be swinging for Culver Road past the outfield. But the season is cancelled. The volleyball and footbag  players are gone.

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

I missed the days when I schooled the kids at the Tony Boler Courts. David Kramer shooting and defending from Rochester’s own street ball Rucker League

The Chuck Spencer Tennis Courts, 4/1/20

This afternoon, undeterred, they played without a net. 4/1/20

Cobb’s Hill Field # 1, home of the Monroe Redjackets and School of the Arts Silverhawks, 4/1/20

Nonetheless — even if tennis and basketball are temporarily suspended — the walkers still climb the summit.

April 1st, 2020

According to this city maintenance worker, the Dog Park is open for business until he hears otherwise.

The C. Mitchell Rowe Dog Park, 4/1/20

The MVP Fitness Court still attracts those whose gyms have closed. Although no one was at the court this morning, one fit person left their gloves and water bottle.

MVP Fitness Court, 4/1/20

On this sparkling late morning, Rodney Hohenstein, Empire Academy of Combat Sports & Fitness, encouraged academy student Mohini as she did leg stretches and power stepping.

Rodney Hohenstein (kneeling) with Mohini, 4/1/20

Even though the Academy is closed, Rodney usually works with a least one member a day at Cobb’s Hill. Rodney likes that the park offers more room than the gym; this venue lets him use his creativity. For example, Mohini wants to be more athletic, so Rodney recommends building her agility on the benches and bleachers.

THE COBB’S HILL SERIES 

Cobb’s Hill is open for business

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

 

About The Author

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, the CITY and Lake Affect Magazine.  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 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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