Earlier this week, an EV Grieve reader told me that the NYC Department of Education closed the Open Road Park, which is adjacent to the East Side Community High School on East 12th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue.
This also happened back in June, as we first reported. During a meeting in late June, Mark Federman, the principal of the school, told residents about increased "incidents of trash and debris, smoking cigarettes, marijuana — some selling of marijuana."
The park reopened as of July 1.
We thought this most recent closure would also be temporary.
The park's skateboard ramps have been discarded along with the rest of the trash along East 12th Street ...
A reader on Facebook just commented, "A white station wagon has just removed all but the dark brown ramp, which wouldn't fit in his car."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Open Road Park closed now on 12th Street
Why the Open Road Park is closed