Thursday, June 27, 2013
Around 2 a.m., a man driving a station wagon crashed through the front gate of Tompkins Square Park on Avenue A and St. Mark's Place, according to witnesses. The man had been driving east on St. Mark's Place ... without apparently realizing that this portion of the street ends at the Park entrance...
The driver then tried to leave the scene.
"About 25 people gathered around and screamed at him as he reversed away," said Greg Nardello, proprietor of The Village Joker on St. Mark's Place. "I am assuming he did not get very far since his wheels appeared to be flat, and a cop was chasing him northbound on Avenue A."