These lines are being written on the night of the “ Le Classico,” a football match between rivals Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille. It’s one of the most ugly events in sports: fluorescent blue jerseys, bling-bling owners, noise, money, and nothing much of interest playing out on the field... Compare that to what’s been happening for the past ten years in downtown New York, where the creative community and residents of Chinatown have met to play soccer on the artificial turf covering the narrow parks on Forsyth Street.
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