Thursday, March 2, 2023

A memorial Saturday in Tompkins Square Park for Travis 'Grim' Durkin

Photo by Stacie Joy 

On Saturday afternoon, friends and family will gather in Tompkins Square Park for a memorial for Travis "Grim" Durkin. 

The longtime park regular died on Feb. 9 several weeks after being taken into police custody for shoplifting. He was 47. 

As EVG contributor Stacie joy wrote: "Travis especially loved the New York hardcore scene, concerts in the park and dancing, so it's a fitting spot to pay respects."
As Stacie reported on Feb. 14: 
Travis' family doesn't have a lot of answers and is left with questions after being notified that he was found unconscious in his cell after an arrest for shoplifting on Jan. 18. There was speculation that he suffered a cardiac event and was placed in a medically induced coma. 

Durkin's family is demanding answers from the NYPD. The Daily News has a follow-up on his death here

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