Development causes ballfield shortage

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Parents say large new developments are making it harder to find open space for their children to play sports. The loss of open space as more apartments are built and the influx of school age children into the new residential developments has made it tough for youth sports teams to find a place to play. To help alleviate the demand, several locations have been suggested to create new fields, including Randall’s Island, and developers are being asked to include playing fields in their projects, like at Battery Park City and Sheldon Solow’s former Con Edison site by the East River. 

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