Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Peters Park & PlaygroundJennifer Levine-Fried
As mayor of
Peters's playground section, do you feel competitive with the dog park
section's mayor?No, 'cause the playground people pretty much stay on the
playground side. At other parks, there are huge fights between the dog owners
and the kid owners, because the dogs will pee places where children eat dirt.
playground memories from your own childhood?It was the suburbs. It was pretty vanilla, y'know? Here
there are rats, apparently. A reporter from another newspaper was here last
summer. She stopped me and asked, "What do you think about the rats?" I'm like,
"Excuse me?" She's like, "There're rats in the bushes over there." I haven't
seen them, but I hope they don't snatch anyone away.
Aren't there rats
basically everywhere in the city?Absolutely. It was definitely one of those little
neighborhood newspapers that don't have a whole lot to report on.
Your two children
play here a few times a week. Are you worried they'll be eaten by rats?My son is pretty scary, so I'm pretty sure he would
scare the rats away. He scares the cat. I guess cats are a little easier to
scare than rats.