PAL Play Streets begin on Tuesday

Photo Credit: Jerry Speier

The Police Athletic League (PAL) launches its 2010 Summer Play Streets Program in Manhattan on Tuesday, July 6th.

PAL’s Summer Play Streets Program closes off streets and utilizes other public areas, such as playgrounds and parks, throughout New York City to provide children with safe, supervised places to enjoy outdoor summer activities. Play Streets are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 20st, and are free to all New York City children. Play Streets offer sports, arts and crafts, games, music and dance. Featured activities include Double Dutch jump rope, Hopscotch, Nok Hockey and basketball. PAL is operating 45 Play Streets throughout the five boroughs this summer, in addition to offering Cops & Kids teams and day camps.

If you live on one of the play streets, note that there is no parking and your vehicle will be ticketed if not moved by 9 AM.

Below is a partial list of play streets in Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood.

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  • 151stStreet   Amsterdam Avenue    Between West 151st & 152nd Streets
  • 159th Street   Between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue
  • Arden Street   Between Sherman & Nagle Avenues
  • Academy Street    Between Broadway & Vermilyea Avenue
  • Peter Minuit Park  East 108th to East 109thStreets Between Park & Madison Avenues
  • Cherry Tree Playground   99th Street  Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
  • 114thStreet  Between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
  • Courtney Callender Playground  130th Street & 5thAvenue
  • W. 129th Street   230 129th Street
  • Jennie Clarke Residence   183-A E. 100th Street   10029 Between 3rd & Lexington Avenues