Vandals broke into the historic New York State Pavilion last weekend, setting a stolen van on fire and damaging a piece of its deteriorating terrazzo map, park watchdogs said.
The shocking mayhem in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was heartbreaking for volunteers who have been working for years to spruce up the aging 1964 World’s Fair relic.
The tarp that covers the map was set ablaze, Piro said. The punks also used a cinderblock to smash the side of the aged map.
The incident ironically comes as support for the renovation of the rusting pavilion is at an all-time high.