Monday, March 16, 2009

March of Time

7 March:
Saturday night, nearly midnight, turning the corner of the park. Lots of kids. Not huddled against the monuments as they often are. Milling. Something vaguely electric in the air. They look artsy, not dangerous. A punk hairstyle, a pair of black and white camouflage pants, the sounds of a skateboard on the pavement. Weave purposefully through them, head for home.

8 March:
New York Post:

A teen was beaten to death early this morning near Prospect Park by pack of young thugs, cops said.

The 18 year-old victim, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was jumped by the gang of four teens at 12:02 a.m. at Prospect Park Southwest, officials said.

16 March:

Sharif Abdallah
May 6, 1991 — March 7, 2009