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Upper 90's fills a void for soccer fans in Queens

By Cemile Kavountzis Special to amNewYork

Upper 90’s latest retail shop in Queens features an outdoor rooftop pitch that fills a void for local soccer plays, according to the shop's founder Zachary Rubin.

“We did this project in Queens because, as a borough, it is horribly under-fielded,” Rubin said. “There just aren’t enough fields for adults or kids to play.”

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Outside the Upper 90 building.

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The rooftop soccer field was previously used as a parking lot for a car dealership.

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Teams compete at the Upper 90 rooftop soccer field in Astoria.

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Rohan Thakur reacts after just missing a shot on goal at the Upper 90 rooftop soccer field.

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Rohan Thakur with his team shortly after a match.

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Upper 90's inside soccer field.

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Soccer cleats inside Upper 90.

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Soccer balls inside Upper 90's shop.

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Upper 90 even has the Crossbar Cafe.