Photos by Steven
The barricades arrived once again (late last week) around the chess tables at the entrance to Tompkins Square Park at Seventh Street and Avenue A... did this back in June, with a member of the Parks Enforcement Patrol saying that this section of the Park is "problematic." Eventually, the barricades are removed ... and nothing ever really changes.
This area was blocked off several times during the past two summers. During that time, there were reader reports about drug use, stolen property and fights.