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Rain, Rain, Go Away. New York Kids Are Trying to Play – Home, Interrupted

Across New York City, concrete and asphalt are being torn out of schoolyards and replaced with rain-absorbing surfaces to make them more climate-resilient. The redesigning of playgrounds in immigrant neighborhoods offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink how kids in the city relate to the outdoors.

Producer Aria Young, an immigrant journalist from China, explores the recent transformation of New York City playgrounds to respond to the climate crisis and what it means for children’s play.