Playground

Temperatures at an artificial turf field at Booker T. Washington Playground (credit: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates)

Group Warns Playground Equipment Can Reach Dangerous Temperatures

Temperatures can reach more than 170 degrees on artificial turf fields and over 160 degrees on black rubber safety surfacing, according to readings taken by NYC Park Advocates.

06/22/2012

Ely Gordilis in the hospital after being attacked by a pit bull (credit: Charlene Donato/Handout)

3-Year-Old Ely Gordilis Attacked By Pit Bull At South Bronx Playground

Ely Gordilis was rushed to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he received 28 stitches after he was mauled by a pit bull over the weekend.

05/22/2012

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Vandals Suspected In Fire That Destroyed NJ Playground

The playground at the Lynn Crest Elementary School in the Colonia section of Woodbridge, NJ was burned to the ground. The jungle-gym was set on fire over the weekend, according to police.

05/01/2012

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Play With The Kids By Building A Playground In New York

Creating a playground–possibly even indoors–isn’t nearly as difficult as many probably think.

04/18/2012

Vandals caused $100,000 worth of damage at a Far Rockaway playground (credit: Handout/Parks Department)

Police: Teen Charged In Far Rockaway Playground Vandalism

Allan Swafford has been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, criminal mischief and burglary. Police say he was at the controls of a stolen excavator that was used to wreck a brand new playground in Far Rockaway.

03/30/2012

Vandals caused $100,000 worth of damage at a Far Rockaway playground (credit: Handout/Parks Department)

Vandals Cause $100,000 Worth Of Damage At New Far Rockaway Playground

Police said someone commandeered a front loader parked at the Beach 29th Street playground and used it to plow through the property, damaging almost every piece of equipment at the park.

03/21/2012

Central Park (credit: CBS 2)

Central Park Conservancy Plans Upgrades For Park’s 21 Playgrounds

The Central Park Conservancy’s announcement did not put a price tag on the renovations or say which playgrounds would be revamped first.

09/28/2011

Samayah Bailey (credit: CBS 2)

Toddler Shot In Head On Staten Island Expected To Recover

Eighteen-month-old Samayah Bailey lost her left eye and has had three surgeries after she was shot in her stroller on Wednesday.

09/17/2011

Stroller at shooting of toddler Samiya Bailey on Staten Island (credit: CBS 2)

Toddler Critical But Stable After Staten Island Shooting; NYPD Arrests Suspect Damark King

The NYPD believes King had a dispute with the toddler’s uncle, who was standing near her in the playground.

09/15/2011

An officer stands outside the Arlington Houses after a young girl was shot at the playground on Sept. 14, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

18-Month-Old Girl Shot In Face At Staten Island Playground

An 18-month-old girl is fighting for her life after she was shot in the face Wednesday in a playground outside her apartment building in the Mariners Harbor section of Staten Island.

09/14/2011

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Mt. Vernon Playground Site Of Fatal Shooting

Police said the man was shot once in the chest inside a playground near South Seventh Avenue and West Fourth Street in Mount Vernon.

06/27/2011

The Nanuet-Highview Community Park - Nanuet, NY - Oct 26, 2010 - Photo: Sean Adams / WCBS 880

Days Numbered For Rockland Playground

To a starry-eyed child, the castle at the Nanuet-Highview Community Park in Nanuet must look like an enchanted wonderland.

10/26/2010

Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

Basketball Hoop Pole Falls On Young Boy

A young Pennsylvania boy was seriously injured when a basketball hoop support pole broke and fell on him at a southern New Jersey playground.

09/05/2010

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