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

The mayor vowed to overhaul nearly 90 shuttered play spaces at public housing developments after THE CITY revealed dire conditions. But the $7 million he’s earmarked won’t come close to covering the major job ahead.

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De Blasio Promises Repairs to Decrepit and Dangerous Playgrounds

"We need these playgrounds fixed," he said after THE CITY reported more than one in 10 NYCHA playgrounds are shuttered because of unsafe conditions. Mayoral candidate Eric Adams called for swift repairs. But residents remained skeptical.

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Playgrounds Off-Limits For Thousands of NYC Kids as City Emerges from Pandemic

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.

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NYCHA Backslides as Promised Playground Repairs Languish Through Pandemic

Despite playgrounds being out of use for months, the New York City Housing Authority has made minimal progress on fixes desperately needed even before the coronavirus struck.

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NYCHA Playgrounds Languish in Disrepair While Funds Go Unspent

At least 22 public housing playgrounds are slated for an overhaul, but the Housing Authority has given little sign of when the work will be completed.

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Comptroller: Stop Playing Games with Playground Inspections

City Comptroller Scott Stringer demanded the city’s Housing Authority inspect its nearly 800 playgrounds, following a report by THE CITY.

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Sliding by: NYCHA Skips Playground Inspections, Records Show

Workers shirked monthly reports, despite promise after Comptroller’s Office audit last year. Quick changes were vowed after inquiries by THE CITY.


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