We Outside: The Washington Square Parties of 2021
A.M. & A.K.
First published on the Spirit of May 28th, April 27th, 2022.
"Dirt bike gangs circled. M80s blasted. Something like a US version of the autonomous squares of Christiania or Exarchia, the shared rowdiness of these happenings instilled a sense of solidarity and togetherness which at times felt like being in a riot...But the parties disappeared little trace, aside from a police-tolerated flea market ringing the park’s fountain, mostly selling pre-rolled joints and streetwear, some pieces emblazoned with images of NYPD vans burning the previous summer."