Residents fight against high-rise set to replace NYCHA playground on Upper East Side

By Darla Miles

There was a protest against a proposed high-rise on the Upper East Side.

It’s expected to bring new jobs and playgrounds for people in the area.

It’s a cozy little triangle, a playground with iconic metal slides attached to red wrought iron jungle gyms. But soon it will be replaced with a 47-story high rise.

“These buildings are crumbling now. So what’s going to happen when you start construction?” a resident said.