By Joy Bergmann
Graffiti scrawls of “Done” and “Done with Life” have increasingly appeared in Riverside Park over the past few weeks, defiling the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Monument at West 89th Street, trees, staircases, garbage cans, the former Boat Basin Cafe at West 79th Street, traffic boxes, the underpass at West 72nd Street and myriad other available surfaces.
What is going on? Is the perpetrator a simple miscreant or a suicidal soul crying for help?
WSR emailed Riverside Park Conservancy and the NYPD’s 20th & 24th Precincts for comment, but we haven’t heard back.
“We are aware of the graffiti and are working to remove it as soon as is possible,” a NYC Parks spokesperson told WSR.
We will update this story if we receive additional information.