Sunday, December 28, 2014
A memorial for the man killed by a tire swing in Tompkins Square Park
[Photo by Bobby Williams]
There is a small memorial in Tompkins Square Park for Harlem resident Aleim Perkins. According to published reports, he was playing with his 6-year-old niece in the playground off East Ninth Street and Avenue A on Dec. 15. Witnesses have said he was aggressively pushing an empty tire swing when it struck him in the face. He was rushed to Beth Israel, where hospital officials said he was dead on arrival.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Witness to a tragedy in Tompkins Square Park