Eyes on the Street: Washington Square Park

These burned-out cars on Washington Square Park were the result of:
a) A rowdy Halloween Critical Mass ride on Friday.
b) An alternate side of street parking mishap.
c) The filming of the next Will Smith movie




Camera phone photos by Nicholas Whitaker.

  • I saw a tow truck taking two of these (they must have been these) cars over the Manhattan Bridge this morning around 8:15 on my way to work.

  • d) New form of punishment for parking permit abuse

  • Clarence

    e) What happens if we don’t institute congestion pricing.

  • ddartley

    f) superpowers I wish I had every time I hear a car alarm going off

  • g) Handiwork of the Streets Liberation Front.

  • h) Prototypes running Windows Vista: Automobile edition

  • i) 2016.

  • This *^&&$@(! movie has occupied the streets around the park and the park itself for three weeks now. Instead of being able to use the largest green-space in the neighborhood with the least park space of any in the city, we are told to find other spaces and other routes lest we disturb the weeks-on-end of Will Smith’s occupation.

    One or two days, OK. Three weeks? What are residents getting for losing such an important public space??

  • Mathperson



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