5. Sara D. Roosevelt Park (South)
Where: E. Houston St. To Canal St. between Chrystie St. and Forsyth St.
Though the Sara D. Roosevelt Park contains but four measly hoops, it offers a place for people to play some pick-up basketball no matter what their skill level is. Shaded and located in the Lower East Side, these courts are right next to a bunch of yummy eateries so you can grab some Chinese grub if you get tired of shooting hoops. Also, word on the streets is that NYU's Quidditch team also practices here. Wouldn't want to miss out on that.