I would like to know who (or what) gave Stevens Institute the right to keep people from walking along a section of River Street on July 4!
A friend and I were walking up 6th Street Tuesday morning to watch OpSail, when we were barred from going any further towards the river since we didn't have passes. We had no real problem with this, but when my friend said we'd just walk down the right side of River Street to get to Frank Sinatra Park, we were told we were not allowed to do that either; we would have to walk back down to Hudson Street, then walk towards the park. We were told this was Stevens' private property and we would not be allowed the use of that street.
First of all, since when is a public street under the control of Stevens' personnel, and who do they think they are to bar us from walking down it? Second, if we weren't allowed to walk along River Street at all, why didn't Stevens post "gatekeepers" along Hudson Street, instead of letting us walk up to River Street and then turning us away?