Back in July, the arrival of the NYPD Patrol Tower in the middle of Tompkins Square Park prompted the launch of the (fake) @NYPDTWEETTOWER account... documenting the daily travails of Officer Tubbs and his tweeting partner as they kept watch over the land...
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM POSTING PHOTOS OF THE TWEET TOWER ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE HASHTAG #ASSHATS.— NYPD TWEET TOWER (@NYPDTWEETTOWER) July 25, 2015
Now, in its annual Best of NYC issue, The Village Voice has named @NYPDTWEETTOWER the best local Twitter account.
For about a week, @nypdtweettower gifted its few hundred followers with gems like "TO WHOEVER CALLED 311 TO REPORT A 'PIECE OF SH*T TRANSFORMER' IN TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK: NOT FUNNY" and "APOLOGIES TO THE OLSEN TWINS. WE HAVE A HARD TIME TELLING BOHO FROM CRUSTY." When the police department folded up the tower and hauled it away a week later, @nypdtweettower piped down — for the most part, anyway. Mission accomplished.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Why yes — the Tompkins Square Park patrol tower now has a (fake) Twitter account