Tag: Playgrounds

‘Swing Set Susan’ Threatened to Arrest Hispanic Teens. Instead, She Was Charged.

A white woman from Texas who was seen berating and threatening to arrest a group of Hispanic teenagers for playing at a park in a widely shared video was charged this week with impersonating a public servant, the police said. The woman, Samantha Louise Eley, yelled and cursed at the teenagers who were using a […]

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Shooting at Brooklyn Block Party Kills 1 Man and Injures 11

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A neighborhood block party in Brooklyn ended with a shooting late Saturday that killed a 38-year-old man and wounded 11 people, despite a large police presence at the event, the authorities said. Investigators were searching for at least one […]

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$770,000 Was Just Spent on a Playground. Now the City Wants to Raze It.

The playground of a housing project in Manhattan in recent years had slid into a state of disrepair so severe that parents felt uneasy about letting their children play there. So in 2015, the state approved a plan to steer $770,000 toward a new cushioned play surface, new barbecues and new water sprinklers for children […]

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