Kings Cross has opened its new old front square and already the space appears to have mastered its first debacle by apparently inviting only the residents on the Islington side of Kings Cross who received invites with lanyards and vouchers in advance. Volunteers at Kings Cross spoke of quite a few Camden residents of Kings Cross contacting them and complaining of not having received the same invites as residents in Islington.
Others said there was presumably a radius taken around Kings Cross with both sides receiving a few invites. But for example residents in streets as close as Acton Street WC1X seem to have been too far, by virtue of lacking advanced invites. Who made these decisions on inclusion and exclusion? Will the new old square finally end the inequities of the two sides and who belongs to Kings Cross and who not? It appears the answer is no.