Tompkins Square Park
Located between 7th Street to the south, Avenue B to the east, 10th street
to the north and Avenue A to the west. No more riots. This park has been
cleaned up so much it is the symbol of the gentrification of the East
Village. Seven years ago when I moved to the city, this park was a scary
wasteland. Since the city has cleaned out the squatters, the park is nicer,
but has lost a bit of the edge that made it quintessentially the East
Village. A fun place to hang out and watch the scene walk by on Avenue A.
Commentary by Heather Babb, Monday, January 25, 1998.
|Illustration by Kurt Komoda|