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Basketball, Fort Greene Sports

Annamarya Scaccia

Neighborhood kids play basketball with Fort Greene Sports founder Bob Byer.

NEW YORK — Down a long hallway, through electric blue double doors, the squeaks of young people’s sneakers echoed from P.S. K753’s gymnasium.

Children 14 and under scrambled across the wooden floor. Colorful construction paper silhouettes of athletes watched over the kids as they ran from hoop to hoop.

It’s only a slice of what Fort Greene Sports — a non-profit providing youth services to the community — used to be able to provide to neighborhood kids, said the organization’s founder Bob Byer . . .

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