today when akbar and i set out to pawtucket to take care of a few things for my cousin we stopped at planeview park for about 45 minutes. in that time period, we were approached by police twice, they wanted to know what we were doing. in both instances it was NYPD. neither time did they "hassle" us. we just talked, even snapped a few pix while they stood there with us, though they did ask to see our IDs. we even had a good laugh with them when an FDNY EMS captain came to wake up two of his sleeping paramedics.
i'm wondering how those photographers that say they were hassled behaved with the cops there. i think that if you just stay calm and act rationally, like we did today, you wont have problems. if you act like an ass and make stupid threats and comments then they'll bother you or kick you out. in the end they just wished us a good day of shooting and left.
i've been on both sides of that blue line, and i have to say that the best thing is to not mouth off. don't immediately blurt out that you have the right to take pix there because maybe the airport authority prohibits it. be smart about it and you may just make a new friend and not an enemy.