We play every Wednesday (7-10 p.m.) and Saturday (8-11 a.m.)
Public School 8 - 112 Lindenwood Road Great Kills, Staten Island NY 10308
Commissioner Craig Raucher (718) 605-2189
Public School 8, where the group has played for 30 plus years, is one of the oldest schools on Staten Island and in New York City proper. Located in the town of Great Kills the school was built in 1915 and additions were made to the main building in 1937 and again in 1952. Named as the Shirlee Solomon school in 1992 after Mrs. Solomon who was a crusader for both children’s rights and education.
The gym at P S 8 is old yet in great shape. The backboards are wooden as are the floors and the court is smaller then most basketball venues.When you enter this gym you are stepping into a bygone era and reminds you of the gym pictured in the movie Hoosiers.
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The well known Staten island Basketball League at PS 8 was founded by Craig Raucher and is the longest and oldest running continuous group at one location in the history of the New York school system. The ages of the players runs from 25 to 65 and the league is not run in a traditional way. During each three-hour session most players have played eight games. It's a good workout and a highly competitive experience.