According to this sign that went up yesterday, the massive renovation going on in Soho's Vesuvio Playground will last until next year! Should it really take nine months to install some new fences, playground equipment, and an in-ground pool? People in the neighborhood are pretty upset that the Parks Department decided to close the playground through the entire Spring and Summer-- and the old people and homeboys who normally hang out on the benches in the park have been forced to relocate across the street.

One mystery that still hasn't been solved-- what will happen to the cute bathroom building in the corner of the park?