Playgrounds

Experts say the playground you choose makes a difference in your child's social development -- and say parents should choose wisely (CBS2)

Experts Say Playground Choice Matters In Child’s Social Development

Nyla Kamlet discovered that children playing at more modern playgrounds have a better chance to learn and grow.

07/07/2015

Ethel Baumberg, co-founder of Flyaroo Fitness, with a fitness routine for kids (Credit: CBS2)

A Playground Fitness Routine For Kids

What many don’t realize is that playgrounds can be just as challenging as fitness classes at the gym — and there’s no membership fee required.

06/20/2015

Children on a playground. (Credit: CBS 2)

City Comptroller Calls On Parks Dept. To Make Playgrounds Safer

City Comptroller Scott Stringer said park injury claims have cost tax payers $20 million.

03/01/2015

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Man Accused Of Exposing Himself Near Washington Heights Playgrounds

A man has been arrested and charged with exposing himself and committing lewd acts in front of children at playgrounds in Washington Heights.

11/23/2013

Wayne, N.J., playground and dog park (credit: CBS 2)

Wayne, N.J. Residents: Are Playground And Dog Park Toxic?

The former home of the W.R. Grace industrial site was once a toxic dump with radioactive soil. But after years of cleanup, the Environmental Protection Agency says the land is now safe.

CBS 2–08/07/2013

A girl plays in the fountain in Washington Square Park on July 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sweltering Conditions Could Get Worse Before They Get Better

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.

07/16/2013

Central Park Playground

Central Park Conservancy Begins Work To Renovate 21 Playgrounds

A major effort has been launched to raise money for the purpose of sprucing up all 21 playgrounds in Central Park.

05/13/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best Spots For Summer Playdates

Finding a safe and cool place to frolic in NYC doesn’t have to be a struggle. If you have been thinking of scheduling play dates with your child and their friends, here are five places to keep in mind.

07/20/2012

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NYC’s 5 Best Playgrounds For Kids

Whether you’re looking for swings, slides, sprinklers or the perfect park for children with disabilities, CBSNewYork has the five best bets.

CBS New York–04/17/2012

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Ask Asa: Thieves Target Construction Sites For Easy Pickings

From tools and doors, to fixtures and appliances, crooks target construction sites, both public and private, as if they were shopping at home depot. Experts say it costs the industry millions of dollars each year, which ultimately gets passed on to the consumer.

03/21/2012

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NYC’s 5 Best Indoor Playgrounds

Where can you let the kids loose when the weather is too cold to hang outside? These are the five best indoor playgrounds in New York City.

02/17/2012

Brad Lander, Jumaane Williams, Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Eric Ulrich (file / credit: City Council Photos)

Four New York City Council Members To Let You Decide How Money Is Spent

There is a new effort to give New York City residents a louder voice in how the city should spend some of their tax dollars.

09/15/2011

Central Park's Heckscher playground in New York City

Free Fun For Kids At NYC Parks And Playgrounds

Where to bring your little ones for some outdoor fun in the Big Apple.

CBS New York–10/25/2010