Parents and kids made also made snowmen at Asphalt Green.
Activists blocked the entrance to the Marine Transfer Station site at East 91st Street and York Avenue.
Construction workers used improper equipment and took a shortcut, a preliminary investigation shows.
A 10-pound jackhammer bit crashed through a window at Asphalt Green, next to the 91st St. station.
A pit bull named Chuck was brought to the ASPCA with severe injuries to its hind legs.
More than 300 New Yorkers gathered at Asphalt Green to break a record set in 2012.
The 30-second spot focuses on the dangers of the station for kids who play at nearby Asphalt Green.
Carol Tweedy has been at the helm of Asphalt Green for two decades.
The protest was in response to the city's plan to remove trees on the site of a planned ramp.
The trees are set to be ripped up at the Asphalt Green athletic complex Friday.
The event will raise money for free swim classes for public school students.
Pat Perretta coaches the Simply Tri program at Asphalt Green, which he said saved his life.
The Battery Park City Authority plans to close the community center on Dec. 20.
A two-time All-American swimmer, Sam Sherman will compete at Duke University in the fall.
The 52,000-square-foot fitness and community center will finally open its doors on June 15.
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