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Law to ban street hoops on Amsterdam council agenda

Proposal restricts basketball games

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City lawmakers will consider a new ordinance that would make it illegal to play basketball on city streets or sidewalks. The law is expected to be introduced during the Common Council meeting tonight. Alderman Joseph Isabel, R-1st Ward, is sponsoring the ordinance, which outlaws the “use, construction or maintenance of basketball goals on city streets and sidewalks.” It also outlaws basketball goals positioned on private property in such a way that play would take place ...

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