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Judge tosses remaining charges against chess players ticketed at Inwood Hill

BY Melissa Grace DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 4:15 PM The war on chess in city parks is not over, the NYPD said Tuesday after a judge tossed charges against two men ticketed for playing the strategic board game.The victory by Yacahudah Harrison, who is homeless, and Christopher Peralta, came as civil [...]

By |January 5th, 2011|news|Comments Off on Judge tosses remaining charges against chess players ticketed at Inwood Hill

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

Seven men busted for playing chess at Manhattan playground

Police demonstrated their staunch commitment to enforcing the law when they arrested seven men in an Inwood Hill playground — for playing chess. A swarm of bulletproof vest-clad police descended on the group of men last month and issued them tickets for playing chess in an area reserved for adults who have children with them. [...]

By |November 22nd, 2010|news|Comments Off on Seven men busted for playing chess at Manhattan playground