"Yeah, we going down to 'The Courts'!"
It seems that "The Courts" will have limited free tenant access. The first two weeks of "The Courts" will have little paid programing, but after that a deluge of paid activities will take over.
Here's the schedule of "Court 1" beginning the week of November 30:
(Here is the complete schedule for a few weeks.)
Now, you may wonder about access to "The Courts."
For that we head over to the online CompassRock FAQ and find out that:
"A Recreation Department staff member will be onsite checking IDs during Open Time." (Open Time is, obviously, when "The Courts" are not occupied by paid activities.)
Which means that during non-Open Time, there will be no ID check except for the staffing from the companies doing business at "The Courts": "...each company will provide staffing and qualified instructors for their activity who will check registrations and monitor the activities of all participants." One wonders, since Stuy Town/PCV IDs won't be checked during these paid activities if some activities, like the NYC Basketball League, will have members/players who are not residents (or their guests). BTW, if you sign up for the League, it will cost you about $2,000 for playing a lucky (!) thirteen games.
What about when "The Courts" are not in use by these companies? Will residents (and their guests) be able to use them. The answer:
"Sometimes - there will be designated blocks of time for open basketball play when there is no programming."
I'm very tempted to say something about the commercialization of the Oval, Dan the Man, and our TA, but it would be purposeless, wouldn't it?