You Better Hold On, Meet You In Tompkins Square

In 1988, a police riot broke out at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. Police beat, among others, people defying a 1 AM curfew imposed by Mayor Ed Koch in an attempt to curtail, among other things, late night music performances.
Last night, twenty years later, the residents of St. Marks and Avenue A had their sleep disrupted once again by an impromptu performance at 2 in the freakin’ morning. Fortunately, the incident was caught on tape. [via sullivan]