Streets shut down to bring Rochester kids out to play


    The first-ever 'PlayROCs Play Streets' initiative is a community-driven program in which parts of Treyer Street and Greeley Street were closed to traffic Monday so kids can play. (WHAM photo)

    Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Neighborhood blocks in Rochester are transforming into safe play areas.

    The first-ever 'PlayROCs Play Streets' initiative is a community-driven program in which parts of Treyer Street and Greeley Street were closed to traffic Monday so kids can play.

    Each site had fun games, healthy snacks, summer meals, smoothie socials, skateboarding demos, playful sidewalk painting and other fun activities.

    "A lot of the problems that we have are indicative of a lack of a sense of community," said Joe DiFiore, who is part of the Beechwood Neighbors Coalition. "When you know your neighbor, when you have a relationship with your neighbor, you're less likely to wrong them, you're more likely to look out for them."

    The last day for this year's PlayROCs Play Streets program is Tuesday.

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