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De Blasio Touts Bronx Playground Fix as Bigger Plan Falls Short on Money

Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed the reopening of a playground at a Bronx public housing development as a “labor of love” Tuesday while promising overhauls for nearly 90 other kids’ spaces closed for years due to disrepair.  But his plan was short on details — and even shorter on money.  “As many as possible will […]

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De Blasio Promises Repairs to Decrepit and Dangerous Playgrounds

The city’s public housing authority will develop a comprehensive plan to overhaul its closed and rundown playgrounds after years of neglect, Mayor de Blasio vowed Monday.  His promise came a day after THE CITY reported that 89 New York City Housing Authority playgrounds — more than one out of 10 citywide — are cordoned off […]

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NYCHA Backslides as Promised Playground Repairs Languish Through Pandemic

A slide held together with duct tape at the bottom. Monkey bars bolted shut at the top with plywood boards. And waist-high weeds sprouting up from gaps in rubber mats.  Children can finally frolic again on park playgrounds closed for weeks due to the pandemic. But thousands of kids living in the city’s public housing […]