Commissioner of New York City Parks Mitchell Silver sends this unique approach to maintain physical distancing while sunning in Brooklyn’s Domino Park. This park is located on an artificial turf field next to a former sugar factory that was located on the East River.
The six foot diameter circles were occupied on a sunny Saturday with people sitting on nearby benches hoping to scoop up a circle should one be vacated.
As the New York Post observes, the new painted circles are being called “human parking spots” and despite the dystopia of lying in painted circles on the ground, everyone adjusted to the required physical circle distancing quite well.
The physical distancing circles were in place to limit park capacity as outlined by Mayor de Blasio for the weekend.
Similar measures were undertaken in the famous Sheep Meadow at Central Park, but there a large arrow on a sign indicated “Stay Six Feet Apart” with a police officer on duty to ensure the meadow did not get too full of sun seekers.