(Note the following: Presented by Bloomberg and in collaboration with Central Park Conservancy & National Park Service. The Central Park Conservancy? Why?)
Now I wrote last year about those idiots (the Brooklyn Night Bazaar and Gothamist) that are running a booze and music festival at my favorite beach Riis Park and my opinion that it's an attempt at gentrifying a beach (fortunately it hasn't worked), but they might have figured out how to do it. They are doing one of those bullshit outdoor movie nights and I provided the links above.
This is going to get very, very ugly. These big spenders don't have enough space and amenities where they are from, they got to turn the "people's beach" into the Hamptons.
Enjoy your afternoon,
I could only take a few pics but I assure you, there was NOBODY setting up on the sand to watch this, and the concession area had barely a crowd. There were more park rangers and crew than customers and passersby. What's even more dreadful is that they had a laptop DJ do a set and no one was paying attention even when she was giving away prizes doing trivia about the movie that was on (It was West Side Story). Lame.