The latest Park Slope mother-child issue is a new policy at Union Hall that is said to bar mothers with toddlers and older children
. The word comes via a Union Hall employee that says the bar and popular hangout has been having issues with minors being sent in as bait by the police without ID. They have apparently been threatened with closure if anyone under 21 is found on the premises. (Actually minors are legally okay if they are with a parent or guardian.) Infants are still allowed, but any kids that are old enough to walk are out as are strollers because of "fire codes." The story originated with the Park Slope Parents email list but has also made its way to the Park Slope Forum on Brooklynian, where a poster writes
For parents that hang out at Union Hall.--Strollers and children who are able to walk are no longer allowed in. This is causing a little bit of a tizzy among some parents in the slope who are invoking some kind of . Personally, why in god's name do you want to take your kid to a bar? Please, I love to take a break from mine.
Stay tuned for further updates, protests, corrections and/or reactions to Union Hall's toddler and stroller policy.
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