Monday, May 4, 2020

The free face masks went quickly today at East River Park

Text and photos by Stacie Joy

I arrived at around 11:15 his morning at the East River Park Sixth Street Promenade for the free masks.

Unfortunately, the Parks Department had already given out all the 5-packs of white reusable masks. They had a small stock of camo-green size XL bandana handkerchiefs left...

Parks Department workers told me that there were more than 50 people lined up at 10 a.m. when they opened, and that they went through 2,000-plus masks immediately.

They will be back at the same spot on Thursday at 2 p.m. with double the amount of face masks.


Anonymous said...

I would check the Mayor's office....I bet there are boxes of masks piled sky high.

Anonymous said...

This is great.