Vandals destroy new playground in New York City with excavator

Community officials say someone climbed into a construction excavator and plowed through a brand new playground in Queens.

Community board district manager Jonathan Gaska tells WNBC television that almost every piece of playground equipment was damaged.

It's estimated that it will cost $100,000 to repair the damage.

The playground near the Rockaway Beach boardwalk was scheduled to open this summer.

Police are investigating.