Stuy Square Smackdown

Stuyvesant Park.

Earlier this week, Community Board 6 smacked down the Parks Department’s plan to issue an R.F.P. for a concessionair in Stuyvesant Park. Unlike what happened at Union Square Park (see below), Community Board 6 has been pretty militant about keeping out private interests from the public space: They’ve voted against similar proposals in 2000, 2002 and 2004.

Whether you think food should be sold in public parks or not, you’ve got to give the board credit for sticking to its principles.

-Matthew Grace Stuy Square Smackdown