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Judge tosses suit against Inwood Hill Park chess players

BY Kevin Deutsch DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 12:57 PM Checkmate! A judge has tossed out summonses against five men busted for playing chess at Inwood Hill Park.The judge's action Tuesday came after civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel agreed to take on the bizarre case, involving a total of six people charged [...]

By |December 29th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Judge tosses suit against Inwood Hill Park chess players

Chess, police, and Inwood moms: the makings of a viral story

by Max Brett On Oct. 20, police ticketed men playing chess in Emerson Playground, a section of Inwood Hill Park that prohibits adults “except in the company of children.” Early in the morning of Nov. 17, working on leads from community sources, DNAinfo.com's Carla Zanoni broke the news: seven “mild-mannered” men were being issued summonses [...]

By |November 24th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Chess, police, and Inwood moms: the makings of a viral story

City Room: With Its Move, City Gives Chess Players a New Spot

The accidental chess rebels of Inwood Hill Park now have a legal place to play — as long as they bring their own boards. In the wake of the uproar over a police crackdown on men playing chess at tables within the gates of a playground, where adults unaccompanied by children are banned, the parks [...]

By |November 23rd, 2010|news|Comments Off on City Room: With Its Move, City Gives Chess Players a New Spot

City Room: On Chess, Rangel and Loko's Dwindling Days

As Four Loko disappears from stores and the hoarding begins, a small group of New Yorkers organized on Facebook and gathered in Union Square on Wednesday night to mourn — not entirely seriously — the passing of the new drink that everyone loves to hate. Motherboard.tv has a report and photos of the event, which [...]

By |November 19th, 2010|news|Comments Off on City Room: On Chess, Rangel and Loko's Dwindling Days