around this time we got word that the East River State Park in Williamsburg would be shutting down for the winter months to save up some money. This year shows less signs of a stalled waterfront park, as the Daily News reports that a playground is being constructed and will open in Spring.
A rep tells the paper, "It's going to be a green, innovative playground" featuring slides, swings, hills, a wooden locomotive and much more, all situated amongst a grove of trees.
The park has been flourishing little by little, but is still strapped for cash. The playground is being made possible by a $60,000 donation from the Nestle Corporation (more specifically, from Juicy Juice). The buzzkills at the NY Post points out that the juice is partially responsible "for the childhood obesity epidemic because the consumption of juice tends to supplant eating healthier foods." Maybe they should have donated some treadmills for a kiddie gym.