The Value of Children Having Best Friends

While young children may not be able to articulate the difference, they value deep friendships over casual connections.

#children-and-childhood, #friendship, #parenting, #playgrounds

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New York City Has 2,300 Parks. But Poor Neighborhoods Lose Out.

Governors Island and other large parks are trying to attract more underserved visitors, who need outdoor space more than ever during the pandemic.

#benepe-adrian, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #donoghue-sue, #governors-island-manhattan-ny, #income-inequality, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #playgrounds, #poverty

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on State Aid to Religious Schools

The case was the court’s latest on whether the Constitution allows the states to exclude religious groups from government programs.

#constitution-us, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #missouri, #montana, #playgrounds, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #stillwater-christian-school

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Public Spaces Weren’t Designed for Pandemics. N.Y.C. Is Trying to Adapt.

New rules and design will try to keep New Yorkers safe in the usually crowded plazas, parks and streets.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #downtown-brooklyn-partnership, #harvard-university, #kallos-benjamin, #kayden-jerold-s, #madonia-peter-j, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #playgrounds, #regional-plan-assn, #restaurants, #sidewalks, #trottenberg-polly, #urban-areas

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As Playgrounds Start to Reopen, Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe

Parents and caregivers are weighing the risks of bringing children to playgrounds, where social distancing can be a challenge and hard surfaces are everywhere.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #parenting, #playgrounds

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New York City Doesn’t Have to Suffer This Summer

Officials shouldn’t let the coronavirus end a long history of helping people stay cool.

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