The NY Daily News reports on a new play center for disabled kids in Fort Greene called Extreme Kids and Crew. The inspiration for it came when its founder and her son were yelled at by a Pierrepont Playground parent:
NY Daily News: Eliza Factor cringes when she remembers the last time she took her son, Felix, to Pierrepont Park in Brooklyn Heights.
It was a sunny day two years ago and Felix, then 5 and big for his age, laughed as his mother pushed him on a swing usually used by much younger kids.
Then a woman walked up and yelled that Felix should get off the swing because he was too big for it, not realizing that he has cerebral palsy and is too weak to use a swing built for typical kids his age.
“I felt like crawling off with my son and hiding from the world,” said Factor, 38, who lives in Fort Greene. “It ruined our day at the park.”