Less than a week after a glowing NYT "Living In" profile of the Tompkins Square Park area declared the area safe for Boho-types of all ages, a riot at a concert in the park offered a nostalgic throwback. Reports the NYT,
Just as a band called Leftover Crack was roaring through the last song of the day, two officers entered the crowd, apparently to arrest a young man who appeared drunk, witnesses said. They said several other concertgoers turned on the officers, shouting epithets and throwing lighted cigarettes.Noted one bystander, "It seemed almost like a riot." Damn. So close.
· 5 Arrested in Clash at East Village Rock Concert [NYTimes]
· Boho Fun By Tompkins Square Park [Curbed]