The neighborhood is roiled in a tug-of-war between park-goers and nearby residents. One point of agreement: the NYPD is exacerbating the problem

18 Jun 2021 | 01:50

At 9.25 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, Gia Lisa Krahne and her friends headed to Washington Square Park after participating in a protest in Chelsea. Near the north end of the park at Fifth Avenue, she observed a heavy police presence on the sidewalk — vans stacked by the roadside and police officers in riot...