The other day at Rainbow Park I got a whiff of someone’s cigarette smoke and it made me wonder if smoking is banned at Gantry Park. It is.
Don’t get me wrong, I used to smoke and loved the outdoors while I puffed away on my death sticks. But it’s only fair that others (yeah, like the children at the parks) don’t have to suffer through it.
You heard is here folks, stop smoking at Gantry Park! It’s now the law:
Smoking will be forbidden at more New York State parks this summer.
The office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that residents should be able to enjoy the outdoors “free of pollution from secondhand smoke.”
The new rules vary from park to park, so the state has posted a list online of places where smoking is banned.
In the state parks in New York City, smoking is permitted only on sidewalks and certain parking lots. The New York City state parks include Riverbank State Park in Manhattan, East River State Park in Brooklyn, Bayswater and Gantry Plaza state parks in Queens, Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx, and Clay Pit Ponds Preserve on Staten Island.
via CBS News