Note the URL address... "Tit for Tot Furor".... LOL.
From the article:
NYU student Melissa DeBlasio (pictured), 21, watched as a guard told beauties laying out on benches outside the playground to sit up.
“This is so ridiculous,” DeBlasio said. “The sun’s out. It’s summer. People are going to be tanning.”
Kaya Gieniusz, 21, called the bikini crackdown “silly.”
“There’s just a lot of rules here, and they enforce them randomly,” said the Marymount Manhattan College student. “We pay outrageous money to live here. Let us sunbathe for a few hours.”
Incidentally, I did pass Playground 10 a little while ago, and there was one "bikini beauty" out there. Loved the fact that kids were playing baseball right next to and around her, and she was looking this way and that way, distracted from her reading and annoyed. That's the way to do it, children. Take control of your playground!
And this photo (the shock of an unexpected splendid view) speaks volumes:
More photos by Post photographer Helayne Seidman are here:
Update: This sexy story is getting traction:
Another update! I don't remember any article about affordable housing in Stuy Town getting such international attention, but bikini beauties in Stuy Town... Well, that's a real story!
I expect we'll be visited by some cable news channels soon....
Evening update: CBS local radio....
When did we become "upscale"?....
Next day update. It never stops!
Of course, by now, the story has taken incorrect tangents, as seen in the MSN article. This issue was never about the "parks" of Stuy Town, but Playground 10, and loads of commentators are pouncing on incorrect information. An obvious lesson about the faults and laziness of what passes as journalism.
The link below offers up a more thorough review, but, again, strays readers wrong with a photo that is not of Playground 10 (and doesn't even look like the Oval Lawn):
I must note with some amusement that my "Think of the children!" comment was done very much tongue-in-cheek, but not one story that's picked up on that comment has taken it for what it is.
Tuesday update: Now India gets into the act: