Families gather for Stuy Town egg hunt and Easter events

By Sabina Mollot

On Sunday, families in Stuyvesant Town gathered at noon for the traditional Easter activities, including an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. There were also additional activities, including a craft table for making egg crowns, face painting and Imagination Playground, a play system made up of foam mats, blocks, wagons and other parts that can be used to build things.

This year, the egg hunt was held on the Oval lawn, a much larger space than the two playgrounds where the sport has normally taken place. Still, it took no more than 10 seconds for the young participants, after being let loose on the grass, to collect all the brightly colored eggs the eye could see.

With the kids not being separated by age this year, naturally, the older kids swooped up more of the prized treats, but some made sure to share with younger, egg hunting rookies who didn’t collect any of the plastic-covered candies on their own.

The egg hunt was the first event to take place this spring in Stuy Town. Next up is a gardening event for kids on April 25 from 1-3 p.m. There will be live music by apple seeds songs for seeds band and the chance to plant saplings and take home crafts using recycled supplies. A pet care event, featuring reps from local pet-related businesses and services, is scheduled for the following month on Saturday, May 9 from 1-4 p.m. at Playground 9.

Photos by Sabina Mollot

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Letters to the Editor, Apr. 9

Cartoon by Jim Meadows

Cartoon by Jim Meadows

Thanks, TA for speaking up for neighbors

Re: ST-PCV Tenants Association’s Al Doyle gives testimony at rent regulation extension signing,” T&V, Apr. 2

We are very fortunate to have such well-spoken leaders in our Tenants Association as Alvin Doyle and Susan Steinberg to voice our concerns to our representatives in the City Council and those in Albany.

Having had lived in Stuyvesant Town during my entire married life and now as a widow, I am grateful for the community spirit and have appreciated the warm neighborliness that PCVST has provided. It is all well and good to strive to provide for new affordable housing as this city was built by and maintained by a strong middle class. It would be tragic to lose PCVST, which has served this city so remarkably, while politicians are promising and possibly not delivering new affordable housing. A little common sense should prevail please!

And why should Albany, who takes so much from NYC, have anything to do with our homes! We should have home rule!

I once invited Bruno to tea…no, he did not come but I wanted to have a little sit-down with him! Look where he is now. Why is he not in jail? Why did he have anything to do with trying to get me out of my home? And I’m still here…

I am thankful to the leaders of our Tenants Association, Dan Garodnick, Mark Thompson, (State Senator) Brad Hoylman and his predecessor Tom Duane, (Assembly Member) Brian Kavanagh, District Leader Louise Dankberg and others who have fought for the rights of the middle class! I know I have left many out but you know who you are. All politics are local and we all need to continue to fight for what is right.

Finally I am grateful for Town & Village who has covered our community since day one and helps keep us all informed and provides a mouthpiece for our concerns.

Kay Vota, ST

Note: This letter was first published as a comment on the Town & Village Blog, town-village.com.

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