Hi all as you may have heard I am closing the Playland Grill , mainly, due to loss of the back yard I feel now is time to make a graceful exit from the property with my bank account and good name in tact. I will be around for the next couple of months transitioning out of the space .Oct 31 will be our last day open, Please drop on by and say hello, my love for the Rockaways ,surfing and fishing will keep me around the neighborhood, so no need to say goodbye.
Here is the statement from the property owners;
Playland is not "going to be turned into a homeless shelter". Playland is shutting down and we are looking to rent out all the parts besides the Chinese restaurant that is already leased. We are reviewing and discussing several recent offers to take over the former tavern and whit's.
It is true that we have booked some rooms to the NYC DHS just like any other guest on a short term basis while we finalize what we are doing long term with the property. It is of course a legal hotel and there were a variety of folks coming and going every day so this isn't really any different from any other short term group booking.
Also, it would be inappropriate and possibly illegal to discriminate against the group bookings being made by the DOH.