I’m really glad that this is turning into one of those months where I get to mark a lot of things off my bucket list! I’ve been meaning to visit this location for years, ever since I saw a person get killed there in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. If I remember right, the person was dumped into the fountain and left floating.
We got to the Terrace by walking up the Mall.
The Bethesda Terrace and Fountain are awesome places to hang out. There were a ton of tourists there.
Just beyond, on The Lake (yes, that’s it’s name and it’s capitalized on the map), people were boating.
A little ways down the road towards the west, the slope leading down to the lake was covered by people soaking up the sun.
And bordering on The Lake at Wagner Cove, the NYPD Mounted Patrol was preparing to go on patrol:
The girl that lives next door sent me panicked messages saying she saw the person that tried to break into her apartment again, out in the hallway on our floor. I don’t understand how this person is back here again. How do you attempt to break into someone’s apartment, get caught, and then show up at the building again wandering around like nothing happened?
The police detective involved in the case said there’s nothing he can do to keep her out of the building. That’s up to the building owners. It just seems like it would be common sense, from a legal point of view, to prevent someone from being within a certain distance from a place they tried to rob previously. Now, the only thing to do is get the building owner to state that she is not allowed on the premises and then have her arrested for trespassing, but if she’s a crackhead and is coming here to buy drugs and rob people, will that even stop her? What a mess.