In his Villager column this week, Scoopy has a statement from the Tompkins Square Park & Playgrounds Parents’ Association (TSP3A). The comment reads, in part:
If they do not have an alternative plan, or think what they have done so far, like putting in rat-proof garbage cans and laying down wood chips, is an acceptable alternative, they are mistaken. The Parks Department can rest assured that around mid-September, TSP3A will be inviting the entire New York City media back to our playground, with their cameras in tow, to see how the Parks Department has done. If they have eliminated the rats, it will be a great day for the Parks Department and for our children. But if the situation is largely unchanged, then they will be in for a second round of embarrassment courtesy of every newspaper, television and radio news program, and news blog in the New York City metropolitan area.
Oh, anyway. Read all the statement (and the rest of Scoopy) here. And! For the record, Bob Arihood coined the termed TSP Ratstravaganza ... we're not sure about the licensing agreement...