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Tompkins Square Park Springs Into Action

A man skateboards on a ramp in Tompkins Square Park, March 9, 2021. Photo by Inga Parkel

New York City’s dreary winter, in congruence with pandemic lockdowns, left many housebound. But  yesterday was the first warm day of 2021 with a high of 64 degrees. It  gave many the opportunity to finally head to Tompkins Square Park and enjoy some physical activities, slinging aside large restrictive winter coats. 

The park was alive, drawing many people to enjoy the open air and make larger movements than small shoebox apartments in the city might allow. The warmth offered a sliver of hope to the neighborhood as the end of the pandemic tunnel seems to be glowing with hopeful possibility. 

A woman sits on a bench as three dogs run past in a dog park, March 9, 2021. Photo by Inga Parkel

A woman juggles batons in Tompkins Square Park, March 9, 2021. Photo by Inga Parkel

A man paints a large canvas in Tompkins Square Park, March 9, 2021. Photo by Inga Parkel

A man plays ping pong in Tompkins Square Park, March 9, 2021. Photo by Inga Parkel

A man roller skates in circles in Tompkins Square Park, March 9, 2021. Photo by Inga Parkel

Two girls lean against a tree watching dancers in Tompkins Square Park, March 9, 2021. Photo by Inga Parkel

A man throws a football in Tompkins Square Park, March 9, 2021. Photo by Inga Parkel

A man dances while painting barefoot in Tompkins Square Park, March 9, 2021. Photo by Inga Parkel