Sol Bloom is our neighborhood playground of choice. It has two extensive playsets for older children and a toddler playset, with a water feature in between. There are benches, picnic tables and 2 adult swings. The playground borders a basketball court and an extensive blacktop (which I believe may also have a hoop). It has restrooms. Unfortunately, like many neighborhood playgrounds, Sol Bloom is used by an adjoining elementary school, so during school days it is not available until 2:30 p.m.
plenty of room
Limited hours, especially during the school year. Also, table area a little dirty.
Central Park, and a lot of stores on Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues