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Pershing Square Invites Downtown Residents to Enjoy Concrete, Police Tape

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at 01:40PM
Pershing Square and Police Tape Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Pershing Square wants you to come out Saturday, June 3th, and meet your neighbors. They whimsically suggest you pack a picnic and bring your sketchbook.

Which is good advice if you want to sketch police tape. That is, after all, about the only thing Pershing Square offers you right now. You can find taped off gravel areas (pictured above), taped off paths, taped off benches and even some chained off grass.

Now of course I'm sure all of this will be gone by the 3rd, but that doesn't change the fact that it's been there for months now.

In the Garment & Citizen park office Louise Capone invites residents to come claim the park.

Capone is a Pershing Square booster first and foremost, though. So she saved her most emphatic pitch for the park itself.

"This is really a way to say that this is your park," she says. "It's your neighborhood -- so come out to meet your neighbors."

My park wouldn't be taped off.


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