Rye Playland is free again. For some people. After a war of hyperbole between County honcho Rob Astorino and the Westchester Board of Legislators (that's the BOL…), the board overrode Astorino and rejected – and erased – the Playland entrance fee for Westchester residents (you save $5 bucks). Non-residents still have to pony up $10 just to walk in the joint. Yes, you still have to pay for rides.
But back to the hyperbole and loaded political speak, because that is the best part:
“Westchester residents already pay property taxes that help to keep all of our parks open and beautiful—why should they have to spend more of their hard-earned dollars just to go to this park and walk around?” - Legislator William J. Ryan
OK Bill, that's OK. But take the lead from our own Judy Myers, who played the grandma card with WCBS radio. Nice work:
"“It especially affects grandparents. They’d like to watch their grandchildren’s delight as they go on the rides and it seems a bit onerous to ask them to pay for that privilege when they’re already paying property taxes,” says county legislator Judy Myers."