Fordham Playstreet reopens to children for summer
Hundreds of children in Fordham were able to return to their local Playstreet this summer.
The Playstreet at 196th Street and Briggs Avenue was thought to be closed due to a lack of funding, but a nonprofit organization stepped in to raise the money. The Fordham Housing Corporation donated the $28,000 needed to open the site and buy supplies for the summer.
Alumni of the program and parents say they are relieved to see the Playstreet back open.
The Police Athletic League's Playstreets program started in 1914 to provide children with a safe place to play within their communities.
The 196th Street Playstreet will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 17.