The NYPD in Central Park must be very bored and resentful of having to work there, else why would they have suddenly begun enforcing a curfew law that even Parks Commissioner Henry Stern said (in the only public statement of parks policy--above) would only be sparingly enforced--and not against neighborhood dog walkers? I know someone who was handcuffed, told he was arrested and locked in a cell for an hour for the "crime" of walking his dog at 1:30 AM on one of the well-lit Park roads near his house, and asking a cop "Why?" when ordered to leave the Park. Sure he was dumb to question a bully with a badge, but the way they treated him was obscene and probably actionable. Once he got off (as anyone so treated likely will be by judges who don't like their time wasted, either) he thought about suing or a civilian complaint, but then realized he'd be throwing good time after bad. By the way, when he was released from the jail cell (he hadn't actually been arrested, the cops had lied in a feeble attempt to scare him), they told him to leave the CP precinct, forcing him to break the exact same law he's been "arrested" for and walk home through the park. Commissioner Kelly, your officers lose respect and you lose votes (assuming you are planning to run for Mayor) this way. Wake up and stop abusing peaceful law-abiding tax-payers this way!