Don't you hate it when you're building a kick-ass sand castle in your favorite sandbox, and you're digging with your plastic blue shovel, and the sun is beating down on your skin, and your overalls are getting all dirty, and you have to avoid the used needle sticking out of the ground? We do. So do families in Great Kills, Staten Island, where a mother found such an item sticking up in a sandbox at the newly opened Seaside Wildlife Nature Park where her child was playing.

She was sent on the red tape merry-go-round between 911, 311 and Parks and Recreation, who said they'd get back to her by email in a week or so. "I don’t want to see the park destroyed. It’s beautiful, but we have a right to enjoy it free of litter, free of language, free of drug paraphernalia," said the mom.