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Where to watch the U.S. Open in Brooklyn

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Advantage Brooklyn!

The 47th U.S. Open bounces into town this week. And though the annual tennis tournament takes place in the other royal-sounding borough, legions of Kings County fans will be able to show their love at a deuce of public viewings around the borough.

MetroTech Commons

Downtown’s mega office park will be showing all of the weekday matches in the public plaza. The Forest City Ratner-owned campus also screened the World Cup this summer, in an effort to get office workers out of their cubicles and into some fresh air — a scheme enthusiastically embraced by many of this paper’s employees. The grounds are dotted with comfy lawn chairs, in which you can kick back and feel like a line judge.

MetroTech Center (Myrtle Avenue between Bridge and Lawrence streets in Downtown, www.downtownbrooklyn.com). Weekdays from 11 am–7 pm.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn’s front lawn is showing all the matches and throwing picnic parties on the weekends. The first 500 attendees to arrive will receive a special picnic basket filled with tasty goodies to snack on while watching our athletic betters run around in the sun. There will also be a kids tennis court, a photobooth, and some free blankets.

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 [Near the corner of Old Fulton and Furman streets in Brooklyn Heights, www.brooklynbridgepark.org]. Daily from 11 am until play ends, Aug. 30–Sept. 8.

Sports bars

Several watering holes also said they would be showing matches — though you might want to call and check to see if the Open is on before you head over. Here are a couple we like who promised to tune their TVs in if you ask nicely.

Catch a set or two before a set by your favorite local band at Spike Hill [186 Bedford Ave. between North Sixth and North Seventh streets in Williamsburg, (718) 218–9737, www.spikehill.com]. Bring your favorite players the luck of the Irish at 773 Lounge [773 Coney Island Ave. between Cortelyou and Dorchester roads in Ditmas Park, (718) 462–9746, www.773lounge.com]. Enjoy all the action across many big screens at Mullanes Bar and Grill [71 Lafayette Ave. between South Elliott Place and South Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 797–7606, www.mullanesbrooklyn.com]. And smash free pizza with while watching games at American Cheez [444 Seventh Ave. between 15th and 16th streets in Park Slope, (347) 725–4665].

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperlman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018: Date for Brooklyn Bridge Park viewings clarified.
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Reasonable discourse

Marcy from Brooklyn Heights says:
There is no screen today in Brooklyn Bridge Park by our article is misleading as is the ad on the NYTimes
Aug. 26, 2014, 1:35 pm
Lynda from Downtown Brooklyn says:
The article states that the screen is in BBP starting 8/30 through 9/8
Aug. 27, 2014, 10:11 am

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