Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Politicians Penetrate, Pierce Padlocked Public Play Parks

Seems like they are done with Corona in Brooklyn, and the Governor has allowed the parks to open but the Mayor still refuses to let the children play. Some fine vigilantes along with public officials have cut the locks and opened various parks in Boro Park and Flatbush.

Hopefully, this will end the hypocrisy allowing thousands to demonstrate racial equality, but keep kids locked up with nothing to do in the summer.

I am not sure what to make of this. OTOH, we should not be teaching children to flout the rules, but OTOH, when the rules become draconian, one must take a stand.

Kudos to Felder, Yaeger and Eichenstein.


  1. There is a difference between parks and playgrounds. Basically, parks are larger, more open, more natural spaces, while playgrounds are smaller spaces with equipment like swings and seesaws for children. Generally the rule has been that parks have been left open while playgrounds have been closed.

    The people that are conflating parks and playgrounds are displaying ignorance (or deliberately muddying the waters).

  2. "hypocricy

    Should be "hypocrisy"

  3. Thanks. Typo corrected.

    True that there are parks and there are playgrounds, but some are dual purposed and yet the entire property was bolted shut. For example, the Kolbert park pictured above.


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