Williamsburg's Hasidic Jews Take the Field

Sunday, June 08, 2008

On sunny summer weekends, dozens of folks gather in Brooklyn's McCarren Park to play a little ball. They're part of the Greenpoint Neighborhood Softball League. Some have been coming since 1971, dressed in sweatpants and jerseys representing their team. But in recent years, some players have been showing up in formal black loafers, dress pants and white button-down shirts. They're called the Stormers, a team of young, mostly Hasidic Jews. Pauline Bartolone went to one of their games and filed this report.

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