Monday, May 3, 2010
Tompkins Square Playground
Gaia, Astrid, Mia and I ventured out to the new Tompkins Square Playground located on Avenue A and 7th Street. In 1995, Tompkins Square Park was known for harboring artists and teens who inspired the movie "KIDS". Today, Tompkins Square Park is overrun by toddlers, tweens, moms, dads, nannies and grandparents! Designed by Parks Department architect Gail Wittwer-Laird, the $1.1 million renovation has outfitted the playground with state-of-the-art jungle-gym structures and a distinctly modern sensibility. I highly recommend Tompkins Square Playground for parents who have friends without kids and need a spot to hang out with the little one while having some adult time. You won't lose any cool points going to this LES playground.