NEW YORK(1010 WINS) — With the turning on of a fire hydrant, the Police Athletic League officially launched its summer play streets program Wednesday morning.

The program lets city kids safely play in certain streets and cool off from the summer heat under the sprinkling of a fire hydrant.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports: PAL Play Streets Fun For Kids

“I have to say this is so fun,” said a young girl at Wednesday’s event. 

“I love it, it’s so awesome,” said another girl. “It’s summer so we get to be ourselves in the water.”

PAL play streets program also offers sports, art and crafts, music, dance and games.

There are 50 play streets around the city in all five boroughs. Locations are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and the best part is, it’s free.

PAL has been serving city kids since 1915. For more information, visit

  1. A. Sharpton says:

    Why don’t they call this what it really is?, A program that tricks monkeys and monkey wannabes to take a shower at least once a year.

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