The Week in T.F. [West] Videos

April 13th, 2012 | 2:35 pm | Footage | 4 Comments

Office sports season has officially started at the T.F. The softball paralegals are wielding their permits as they hijack the park, and the guys playing street hockey in gym shorts and yamakas continue to wish they were as cool as the under-40 Jewish basketball league. The paralegals haven’t called the cops yet, but they inevitably will, especially when key derelicts decide they’re too dumb or too high to care if they get hit in the head with a softball while practicing switch mob flips.

What many casual T.F. patrons don’t know, is that there is an arguably superior slab of baseball diamond concrete on the other side of the island. It falls short of Tompkins from a cultural standpoint, but its amenities are unparalleled. They include a two-block skate from the best slice spot in Manhattan, a four-block skate to Mamoun’s and Gray’s Papaya if you’re poor, the former residence of the G-Man, and sightseeing benches that are vastly more fashionable than their eastside counterparts. (Many of Tompkins’ notable personalities haven’t left the East Village since ground was broken at the T.F. in 2001, so surpassing it in culture is next to impossible.) Tompkins may have one cone, but T.F. West has 1/3 of a sawhorse.

Below is a video by Xavier Veal that documents this monumental east-to-west journey, and the many hardships endured by those who dare to leave the East Village.

Related: Last week’s “Week in T.F. Videos” installment

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4 Comments

Comment by yaboi
  • i would like to see more of these

    April 13, 2012 @ 10:38 pm
  • Comment by mr bevelacqua
  • I hope you know this is the Madison Square Garden for yuppies street hockey

    April 16, 2012 @ 10:35 am
  • Comment by yaboi2
  • tf west? all the gay hockey men be watching you there

    April 16, 2012 @ 12:11 pm
  • Comment by buddyguy
  • Where is TF West?

    April 16, 2012 @ 9:10 pm
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