Hester Street Playground

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Snake

Posted February 4, 2013 at 10:25 am

Out flies the dragon, in slithers the snake. The Chinese New Year is swiftly approaching, falling this year next Sunday, February 10.

Upgraded Hester Street Playground Courts Ready for Action

Posted January 7, 2013 at 10:18 am

Surgical upgrades to this upper section of the Hester Street Playground have beaten our initial completion estimates.

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Hester Street Playground Courts Under Renovation

Posted September 11, 2012 at 6:27 am

Ground-break transpired within the last couple weeks, and the park space has since become a field peppered with rubble mounds.

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The Dragon Lanterns of Hester Playground

Posted January 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

The lanterns have arrived in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on this, the Chinese lunar year of the dragon.

Wyndham Garden Hotel Receives AC Units

Posted March 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

In the mild Saturday morning sun, a crane crew was quite busy on Hester Street between Bowery and Chrystie.

Firecracker Ceremony for Year of the Rabbit [Video]

Last modified January 17, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Yesterday was the annual Firecracker Ceremony. We donated our hearing for you!

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Early Edition: May 10

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:05 am

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Hester Street Playground Nearing Completion

Last modified May 4, 2010 at 6:51 am

Under renovation since last June, the Hester Street Playground in the southern section of Sara D. Roosevelt Park is finally nearing the finish line. Judging by the state-of-the-art jungle gym set and stacks of new benches awaiting installation, the park appears to be on schedule for its ambiguous summer 2010 completion date. Recess is nigh. […]

The New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony [Video]

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Yesterday was the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the tiger.  Thousands gathered in the tight quarters of Sara D. Roosevelt Park (basketball court in the functioning half of Hester Street Playground) to kick off the celebration with a bang.  Indeed, it was the annual New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony, a […]

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