New York, Washington Square Park: The late Spring evenings that roll into Summer mornings used to be great times spent at the park. Over the last few months, the northwest corner of Washington Square Park has transformed into a crack and heroin drug den. The central part of the park around the fountain is home to raves that last until midnight.
All the recent chaos has been keeping the neighbors up at night so a 10 PM curfew has been implemented to try and help ease the concerns.
A smart idea to a problem but when the two worlds collided neither was backing down. You can guess the result of that situation. A park where rebellious souls come to congregate who feel they have every right to be there were meet with bike cops and police in riot gear. Nearly two dozen people were arrested and five cops were injured during the altercations.
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Source & Video: The Sun
Cover Photo: The Sun