Tompkins Square Park 

The "Police Riot"
Tape Timeline

The following tapes were made over the year following the Tompkins Square Park rebellion by Paul DeRienzo. The first tape in the catalogue is an essential starting point for historians, journalists and free spirits who want to understand what happened in Tompkins Square Park.

Listen to some of the
"Battle of Tompkins Square Park"
recorded August 6 and 7, 1988

Paul DeRienzo continues to cover the politics and social fabric of New York City and the lower East Side, together with his partner Joan Moossy, a world renowned actress and comedian.


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AUDIO TAPES 1988-1989

4/27/89
Demolition of 319 E. 8th St.
SIde A Side B
1h 90m

ARTICLES

8/8/88
Tompkins Square Park Riot Radio Show
Punks Tell Their Story on WBAI-99.5-FM

1h 30m

Angels With Dirty Faces
March-89


8/8/88
Tompkins Square Park Community Mtg.
St. Brigids Speakout
0h 45m Side A
0h 45m Side B

4/28/89
NYC Parks Department Rules:
WBAI feed
4h 57m

Tompkins Square Park Riot
Cover Up
April-89


8/10/88
Ninth Precinct March
Lower East Side Protests Tompkins Park Police Riot

0h 45m

5/2/89
E. 8th St. Eviction
Side A Side B


The Writing on the Wall
Village Voice
September-89

5/2/89
WBAI News Feed

5/4-8//89
WBAI News Feeds

5/9/89
E. 8th St. Eviction
News Conference

8/13/88
Tompkins Park Hosts a Day of Protest
Hardcore Bands Play Tompkins Park

0h 45m

5/24/89
Squatter Defense Benefit
with Alan Ginsburg
1h 30m

Double Cross Subsidy Scam Shadow
February-90

8/13/88
Tompkins Park Holds a Day of Protest
Midnight March on Washington Square Park
0h 30m

5/24/89
Squatter Defense Benefit
with Alan Ginsburg
1h 30m

Sleaze Factor
March-90

9/19/88
Politicians vs. People of Tompkins Square Park
Community Board 3 Meeting: Public Session

0h 45m

5/24/89
ACT-UP Housing Demo at HPD
Occupation of 100 Gold Street with Willie Butler
0h 45m

More of the Sleaze Factor Shadow
May-90


9/19/88
Politicians vs. People of Tompkins Square Park
Community Board 3 Meeting: Public Session cont.

0h 30m

6/2/89
Squatter Call-In Special on WBAI-FM
1h 0m

Cross-Subsidy
Crossed-Out
June-90

9/19/88
Politicians vs. People of Tompkins Square Park
Community Board 3 Meeting: Executive Session


7/4/89
Flag Burning in Washington Square Park
Skinhead Attack
0h 45m

More Sleaze Factor
October/Nov.-90

9/23/88
The Parks Belong to the People
Aircheck of Broadcast on WBAI-99.5-FM
Side A Side B Side C
1h 30m

7/6/89
Tompkins Square Park Eviction
Eviction of Homeless People by NYPD
1h 30m

Who Backs Pagan?
September-91

9/27/88
Women Squatters of the Lower East Side of New York City.
0h 30m

7/8/89
Reconstruction of Tent City
Protestors March on 9th Police Precinct
1h 0m

Pagan Instigated Riot
NY Times
January 27, 2009

10/31/88
Halloween Smoke-In/No Curfew Protest
Protest in Washington Square Park featuring David Peel

0h 30m


7/10/89
Tompkins Park "Tent City"
0h 20m

 

11/4/88
War On Drugs Broadcast on WBAI
House Sub-Committee on Narcotics: chair Charles Rangel (edited)
1h 0m

7/12/89
Tent City Support Demonstration
Protest at Park Commissioner Henry Stern's Home
0h 40m

11/17/88
Tompkins Park Task Force Meeting
Asst. DA John W. Freed/NYCLU norman Siegel/Clayton Paterson

0h 47m

7/17/89
Tompkins Park Task Force Meeting
Diane Dunn, Kristina Piorkowska, Miriam Friedlander
0h 45m

11/17/88
Tompkins Park Task Force Meeting
Continuation of Asst. DA John W. Freed and NYCLU's Norman Siegel
1h 0m

8/4/89
Lower East Side Community Controversy
Columnist Kate Walter Pro-Curfew vs. Tent City
1h 0m


11/19/88
Tompkins Square Park "The First 100 Days"
NYCLU Sponsored Conference on Police Brutality
Side A
Side B
1h 45m

8/4/89
Lower East Side Community Controversy
Columnist Kate Walter Pro-Curfew vs. Tent City
1h 0m


12/1/88
Tompkins Square Task Force Meeting
Testimony by Civilian Complaint Review Board Member Williamm Koontz
1h 45m

8/4/89
Lower East Side Community Controversy
Columnist Kate Walter Pro-Curfew vs. Tent City
1h 0m

1/19/89
Drug Legalization Special on WBAI-FM
Abbie Hoffman/Rep. James Scheuer/Drug Policy Foundation
1h 0m

8/6/89
Tompkins Square Park: One Year Later
WBAI Radio Special
0h 45m

1/19/89
Drug Legalization Special on WBAI-FM
Abbie Hoffman/Rep. James Scheuer/Drug Policy Foundation
1h 0m

8/17/89
Tompkins Square Park
Homeless Veterans Living in Tompkins Square Park
1h 45m

2/8/89
Tompkins Square Park Task Force Meeting
NYPD Inspector Elson Gelfand

1h 10m

8/27/89
Civil Rights Protest
Protest in Bensohurst, Brooklyn after the murder of Yusef Hawkins
1h 0m

2/9/89
Tompkins Square Park Task Force Meeting
WBAI feed

10/16/89
Stock Market Crash
Jump Demonstration on Wall Street
1h 0m

4/5/89
Friends of Lincoln Swados
Disabled Man Dies During Eviction

10/21/89
World War 3 Illustrated
David Wonerovich, Seth Tobacman, Peter Plate
0h 30m

4/18/89
War On Drugs Special on WBAI-FM
Omawalie Clay Speaks for Black Men Against Crack
0h 30m

10/24/89
Community Board 3 Meeting
Tompkins Park Protestors and Homeless People Seize Meeting
0h 45m


4/24/89
NYC Parks Dept. Rules: Public Meeting

People Speak Out Against Anti-Homeless Rules
0h 450m

10/26/89
ABC Community Center
First Eviction
0h 45m

4/24/89
NYC Parks Department Rules: Public Hearing
People Speak Out continued
0h 45m

11/11/89
Tompkins square Park Protests
Burning of Fences Erected By Parks Department
0h 20

4/24/89
Parks Are For The People Special on WBAI
Tompkins Square Park Activists On Park Rules
1h 30m

11/15/89
Tompkins Square Park
Public Information Meeting On Removing Tent City
1h 10m

4/25/89
Tompkins Park Speak-Out
Includes musician Don Huston
0h 30m

11/15/89
Tompkins Square Park
Public Information Meeting On Removing Tent City
0h 45m

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