New Bronx Playground


NYC Council Member James Vacca will join P.S. 83 students and faculty to unveil a new playground at the Morris Park school funded in part with a $200,000 grant Vacca secured through the City Council.

The much-needed upgrade ― which includes a new play structure, benches, a kickball diamond, a two lane running track, and a basketball hoop, as well as line games such as hopscotch, Skelly, a jump zone for jump rope and an alphabet and number grid ― was designed and built by the organization Out2Play.

Who: Council Member Vacca, Out2Play executive director Andrea Wenner, P.S. 83 Principal Claudia Macek, students, and staff

What: Ribbon-cutting for new playground

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 9:30 AM

Where: P.S. 83, 950 Rhinelander Ave, the Bronx

Jonathan Masserano, (718) 931-1721 / (347) 621-8726



The Bronx Borough President supports the creation of a business improvement district (BID) for the neighborhood of Westchester Square. In addition, Bronx Community Boards #10 and #11, as well as the Bronx Borough Board have both voted unanimously to support the creation of the BID.