What makes a park a park? Ordinarily, that might be a question for a New York dinner party. Today, it is an urgent legal question before the New York Court of Appeals. As a Villager, I'm naturally concerned that any of our local parks could be wiped out to make way for more construction. Overall, our city is park-starved.
I thought about it long and hard and after many sleepless nights I firmly believe playgrounds are kids' business. Solving issues for them makes them less competent and more dependent on me I won't be able to save her from a douche of a boss, or clients who always have to be right, but I can prepare her for life with these seemingly small victories and losses.