Parents outraged by Park Slope playground closure

Parents at a Park Slope elementary school, already fuming that construction has put their kids' playground off-limits for 18 months, are now looking at a

PARK SLOPE - Parents at a Park Slope elementary school, already fuming that construction has put their kids' playground off-limits for 18 months, are now looking at a much longer time without the space.

Construction work at the historic P.S. 39 building on 6th Avenue was slated to take just over a year. Now, officials say the work could take nearly three years due to an aging roof and leaky gutters.

Officials say the area on 8th Street between 6th and 7th avenues will be designated as a play street for students starting May 23.

Those who live near 8th Street, however, say the solution will only cause safety concerns and frustration for those who need access to the street during the day.

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