Thursday Eye Candy: Converse
converse; North 7th dead-end, September 12th 2007
A young couple conversed atop a pile of wood barricades along the dead-end of North 7th Street Wednesday evening. The scene is familiar at sunset most nights, along the perimeter of East River State Park in Northside Williamsburg. Unlike most city parks in New York, which are often open until 1 am, this State Park closes promptly at "dusk", with park rangers often beginning to shag park-goers even before sunset.
The dusk closing hour means that as fall turns to winter, the park will be closed well before most neighbors get home from work (it opens at 10 am, when most New Yorkers are taking their second meeting or going for coffee). Indeed, most Brooklynites will only have access to the new park on weekends and holidays.
Last night, a number of would-be park users stood at the fence, grumbling and taking photos of the glorious sunset - through the bars - as park rangers locked up. But the couple above seemed happy with their perch.
More Wednesday Evening Riverfront Photos [Flickr]