Posts Tagged ‘playgrounds’

Kids, Stay Away From Sandboxes, Doctors Say

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Ask a New York City mom if she’s worried about the sandbox germs her child plays in, and you’re likely to get a “yes,” along with a story about a disease that got passed around in one. Type “sandbox safety” on a parents’ listserv and you’ll usually see comments from parents who forbid or try [&hellip
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CITY’S UNSAFE PLAYGROUNDS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

City playgrounds harbor hidden hazards for the general public, according to a new study by New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG). The group found that almost all of the city’s 29 playgrounds surveyed contained hazardous chemicals, inadequate fall zones and potential strangulation risk areas. The Ancient Playground, inside Central Park at 84th Street and [&hellip
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