The staffer blamed an opposition group for halting progress on Playground 89's redesign.
Police don't know who organized the gathering.
The beaches will be open and staffed for the first time this summer.
A major renovation of the original Shake Shack will shut it down, likely during winter months.
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Historians are creating replicas of swords that went missing or were removed.
Five miles of Rockaway Beach will be off-limits this first official weekend of summer, the city said.
Parks worker James Anthony Frye, 47, has died from injuries sustained in a June 2 fire in East New York.
The suspect dropped his pants and grabbed a woman in her 40s, police said.
The artwork, called "THINK BIG," will be on display in Union Square through October.
Organizers of the event where two people overdosed last summer also have stringent new safety rules.
The space will have almost 5,800 square feet of riding space and boarding for horses.
Con Ed agreed to return a six-block stretch of the esplanade to city control and make certain repairs.
The multimillion dollar shacks were originally ordered for the 2013 beach season.
The new playground design doesn't take into account the principal's concerns, said CB7 members.
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