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I was in Midtown eating last night and saw a Citi Bike rack. On an impulse, I hopped on and rode home. The weather was great.
As I drove south on the bike path of the HRPT, I saw a yellow cab stopped in the middle of the southbound West Side Highway. In front of it was a stopped car. People were outside of the two cars, drunken beyond belief, looking like they were almost having a picnic, wearing all white.
As I drove by down North End Avenue and the esplanade, I saw PEP officers telling people in white that they could not stay in the park, since it was after 11:00 by this time.
It was the annual Dîner en Blanc – New York, and they chose Rockefeller Park for their destination this year. Reports state that 4,000 people showed up, with their own picnic tables, to eat their own picnic basket food.
There were no portable bathrooms. Where did these drunks go to the bathroom?
Who picked up their messes?
Who in the BPCA issued this permit without community input?
What do you think? Am I just a curmudgeon?