And I was threatened with arrest while covering the story...
There’s a whole episode of the podcast “99% Invisible” about design meant to render an environment unwelcoming in this fashion. I highly recommend. Also I love the new irony in the park’s name! More like Anti-Social, amirite?
Part 2: Could you file any sort of complaint or legal action against the city for harassment? Could bring the issue(s) to a wider audience. I wonder how they would if a housed senior, like me, went over to a bench with a pillow to cover the “armrest” and tried to take a nap? Or just stared at the sky? Are there official city signs designating each bench a no-sleep zone?
I am so ignorant of the law that I don’t understand how altering “convenience” architecture to prohibit use by certain groups is legal.
Thank you for the detailed report.