Several people have asked about the fencing set up in the middle of Tompkins Square Park. (Despite rumors, it is not a cattle chute.)
It is leftover from an event Thursday evening, which we never mentioned for some reason.
Here was the pitch via email:
I know you write about all of the exciting things happening in the East Village, so I thought you might be interested in this upcoming event! Celebrity designer and dog lover Nate Berkus will be in New York on Thursday, August 8 to host an unforgettable evening (5-7pm) of play for New Yorkers and their four-legged friends. Together with Beneful, Nate is kicking off a Play Date Tour that will subsequently travel the country, inspiring dogs and owners to play more.
Please consider joining us for this free and open-to-the-public event, which will take place in the East Village’s Tompkins Square Park (between Ave A&B, East 7th&10th) – a popular destination for city pups seeking open space to run free. A section of the park will be transformed into the ultimate play destination, with everything from spoon races to a squeaky toy pit to water misters set up for local dog/ owner duos looking to change up their summer routine. The visuals will be memorable, to say the least, and are sure to excite the rest of NYC’s furry population for National Dog Day, which will be celebrated later this summer.
And a photo at the start of the event via Bobby Williams...