The nonprofit that built PortSide Park was told on Friday to cease and desist, or get booted off the pier entirely. By Monday, the community space was gone.
Housing officials are consulting the experts in city green space to tackle longstanding problems at some crumbling play spaces.
On the campaign trail last summer, Eric Adams decried the condition of public housing playgrounds highlighted by THE CITY. As mayor, however, the number of closed playgrounds has actually gone up.
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 […]
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 […]
More than one of 10 NYCHA playgrounds is closed, while others are in dire need of fixes. One national expert shown pictures of some battered structures by THE CITY said the equipment should be buried at sea.
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 […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. When a city construction crew dug up a decrepit playground at a Brooklyn public housing complex last year, residents grew excited in hopes their children would finally get new equipment to enjoy. But the […]
The city’s Housing Authority must inspect all of its nearly 800 playgrounds right away and explain why it has ignored its own decade-old review rules, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Monday. The New York City Housing Authority failed to inspect its playgrounds within 90 days last year, breaking a vow made following a damning audit, […]
The city’s Housing Authority vowed in May 2018 to inspect all of its nearly 800 playgrounds within 90 days after a damning audit found the majority were in poor condition. That never happened. Four months later, rusty monkey bars fell on top of two children inside the New York City Housing Authority’s James Weldon Johnson […]