Culture on the Cheap
Quicklink & An Abate Playground Update
Filed under: 11211, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn
As the recent content of this site indicates, the conditions at Vincent V. Abate Playground have been a source of serious contention lately. In fact, the situation had gotten so bad my colleague, Miss Mousey Brown, documented it in person (one example of her findings can be seen above). She has also has taken the additional measure of creating a photo set dedicated exclusively to showcasing the manifold number of problems at this piece of public space. However, I did have some very good news to share: this situation was not gone unnoticed!
For starters, one of our local Polish papers (as seen above) has taken on the subject. This tome you can read via Google translate by clicking here (NOTE: You will need to scroll down a bit.). Secondly I have been assured by the head of the 94th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Hurson, that he is going to direct enforcement at Abate Playground. If the buzz I have heard this morning is any indication, he is keeping his word! A person we’ll call R writes:
I (walked) past the playground this am, no one was sleeping in the spray shower and I did see the police drive by at least 3 times in the 10 min I was there. I don’t however know if the playground was locked overnight.
Hey, it’s a start folks…