Protest Vaccine Passports at “Springsteen on Bdwy”

June 26, 2021. NYC. The “Bruce Springsteen On Broadway” concert drew dozens of protestors outside the theatre objecting to proof of vaccination from the audience.

Just say NO to Vaccine Passports!
Vaccine Passports  are authoritarian, illiberal and wrong. 

“A group of anti-vaccine protesters showed up to the opening night of Bruce Springsteen’s “Springsteen on Broadway” Saturday, holding signs against the theater policy that required show attendees to have proof of vaccination by a WHO– or FDA-approved vaccine.” (Newsweek)

“Protesters held signs including “no vax passports” and “Bruce Springsteen is for segregation on Broadway.” The small group also shouted slogans such as “stop segregation” as attendees arrived for the show.” [Newsweek]

Flickr Slide show of the protest

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.Part 1 video: As the protestors approached the theatre, they chanted “Vaccine Mandates Got To Go!” they squared off across 44th st, challenging the concert-goers in front of the St James.

“Those of us who have healthy immune systems should be able to enjoy these freedoms just like anybody else!”

“Between a pro-lockdown govt that ‘may’ temporarily lift some restrictions for a few weeks only to reimpose them in the autumn & a pro-lockdown ‘opposition’ that wouldn’t lift restrictions at all, even temporarily, we have a phoney war going on at present.”

Considering there was a glut of media outside, there were just a few published reports of the protest; not what I expected.

Just google “no vaccine passport protest Springsteen” to find links to articles, but most simply linked to Newsweek, making no mention of the counter- protest til I found “app.com”.

“Bruce Springsteen fans were not the only ones at the St. James Theatre on Saturday for the first performance of “Springsteen on Broadway” since the COVID-19 pandemic. About three dozen, vocal, anti-vaccine protesters were also outside the theater on Saturday evening. They voiced displeasure that the show is seating only fans who have been vaccinated from the novel coronavirus.” [app.com]

Unfortunately,the NY POST photo, taken outside the theatre, was labeled as only “FANS”?  No mention of the protestors.

The next picture shows more closely the protestors vs the audience stand-off. Plus, this was a loud No Vaccine Passports protest, so reporting them as only “Fans” seemed an odd omission.

Part 2 video  The exchanges were personal regarding the vaccine passport segregation, the discrimination, as they chanted, “My Body, My Choice”. The signs they carried, many were people who took the vaccine to “protect their grandmas” and ended up dying. “They believed in that vaccine and now they’re not here.

Part 3 video. A war of words as ‘instigators’ from the audience-side confronted the protestors by spilling into and blocking the street. “Shame on you” was now the protestor chant as the police sent everyone back to their own sides with  another protestor chant, “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Vaccine Mandate’s Got to Go.”

Part 4 video. The protestors continued challenging the people waiting to enter the St James theatre who were apparently regarding the photo posters they held. These  “… people who actually died from the vaccine … if you are laughing at them, then you’ve got to be really sick in the head. And I’d be ashamed to be standing next to you …”  THEN, a guy RAN passed us towards 8th avenue and the crowd went after him shouting “shame on you”. (Never found out why) But, the result was the protest was now closer to 8th avenue (in front of the Majestic Theatre) Two women were busy with “Try the Magnetic Challenge”. Offering  Free Jewelry to anyone who was magnetic (from the vaccine).

The black woman at the end of the video, unfortunately her accent was difficult to understand, but she was obviously upset. “You can’t enter a Broadway show … unless you’re vaccinated. And you guys think that’s okay? What country is this? I wanta know… is this Communist China? This is United States of America …. and now freedom is being taken away from America…”

”This sort of discrimination is ethically repugnant. What have the un vaccinated done to deserve to be placed in this sort of under-class … (because they) happen to have opted out of the Covid vaccination program?”

“The show was attended by all the beautiful vaccinated people. Gov. Murphy was there as were “Little” Steven Van Zandt and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg with his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, as reported by Theaterly, and a sold-out house of vaccinated fans according to the rules set by the theatre  …. and the Boss.” [NJ101.5]

What sucks is that I agree that the un vaccinated are the new target of segregation and prejudice. I don’t understand why those that got the COVID shots should care who else did if they’re protected from the virus. But in today’s world, it’s not about what they choose to do, it’s about making sure that you do it, too.” [NJ101.5]

Jujamcyn Theatres, the company that operates the St. James, stands by this decision, even after the protests.

One of the things we’ve learned this year is that the health of each of us depends on the actions of all of us,” Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn, tells TheWrap. “My health depends on you, and yours on me. That’s what it is to live in a community.” [The Wrap]

”If we look to other regions where indoor hospitality has been opened up a long, long time ago, we do not see higher spikes in hospitalizations in those regions, nor do they perform significantly worse than regions with indoor hospitality shut down. Sweden kept indoor hospitality open throughout the vast majority of the pandemic, yet experienced among the lowest age-adjusted excess mortality levels in Europe, lower than Netherlands, Northern Ireland, France, England, Austria, Spain, Belgium, and Italy, all countries with protracted lock downs.

Similarly, Florida opened up back in September 2020, while instituting protective measures for its care homes, and ended up with lower age-adjusted excess mortality than many lock down regions, such as California. Texas opened up completely in early March of this year and saw no spike in cases or deaths (in fact, they declined).

Since when have we decided that vaccination is a strict civic obligation, rather than an optional private choice? Since when have we decided that those who opt out of a vaccine should be treated differently to everyone else? Surely this is their moral and legal right.” [https://gript.ie/domestic-vaccine-passports-have-no-place-in-a-free-and-open-society/]

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

 

Rise and Resist Marxists Demand: Kill The Filibuster (for now)

June 10, 2021 NY Public Library.  Fifth Ave and 42 st.
NYC Communists took  to the steps of the main library to
Defend Democracy. Kill the Filibuster.Protect Voting Rights

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y) well-known Democrat Socialist,  has slammed Sen. Sinema (D-Ariz) for opposing Kill the Filibuster.

“The filibuster, is a longstanding Senate tradition requiring 60 votes in the 100-member chamber to advance a bill, effectively allows the minority party to block certain legislation.”

The “Progressives” claim Killing The Filibuster is necessary to STOP the Republicans, who only care about power and MONEY.

Rise and Resist – NY Marxists gathered to rant and chant against the supposed disenfranchisement of people of color.

Eliminate the filibuster? Both Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) emphatically say no. Both say the filibuster is key to making bipartisanship possible, and bipartisanship is the linchpin to a functioning Senate and democracy.” 

Eliminate the filibuster? Both Sens. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) emphatically say no. Both say the filibuster is key to making bipartisanship possible, and bipartisanship is the linchpin to a functioning Senate and democracy.” 

Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Krysten Sinema angered the Marxists so much that NO EXPENSE was spared creating two life-sized card-board type models.

The chant leader, Jay Walker of LGBTQ & Gays against Guns, marched back and forth  never giving a glance towards a black heckler who seemed to be challenging the Rise/Resisters. (I was never was totally sure who she was with since she was difficult to understand.) What I heard her say: “Joe Biden is a Democrat. White Republicans. Justice, Justice. We The People” and my personal favorite, “THE PLAGUE. THE PLAGUE !”

Presuming she wasn’t WITH them, they wisely handled her with good nature.

 

Flickr Slide show

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 Video Part 1 CHANTS. Jay Walker lead the chants: “When voting rights are under attack, whatta we do, stand up, fight back; Voting Rights are Civil Rights; Voting is a Right, Not Just for the Rich and White; Same Day Registration; End purges of Voter Rolls”

.Video Part 2 HECKLER cancelled out most of what Jay Walker was shouting to the crowd on the steps. But I did hear him say: “End Voter Suppression; Get money out of politics; on-line voter registration; same day registration; get … money out of politics!” WHILE she heckled with “Joe Biden is a Democrat. White Republicans. Justice, Justice, We The People” and “THE PLAGUE. THE PLAGUE !”

Until the Democrats control the votes in the Senate they will no longer be enamored of the filibuster (even though the Dems used filibuster 327 times compared to only once by the GOP in 2020). However, with the current  50/50 split, they now claim the filibuster to be a tool that ONLY the Repubs will use to shut down ‘comity‘.

Mazie Hirono, reacting to Kyrsten Sinema’s op-ed opposing reducing the filibuster’s 60-vote threshold, said Dem priorities will be stymied. “So if we don’t make the changes to the filibuster, then I think we are going to look at losing the House and Senate, anyway,” Hirono said.

Even if Kill the Filibuster is achieved, I doubt the Democrats would let its demise be permanent. As long as there is a minority party that could muck up the Dems lofty plans, the filibuster will surely RISE again.

Meanwhile, in 2021, Sen. Sinema has said, in SUPPORT of the filibuster:

“When you have a system that is not working effectively — and I would think that most would agree that the Senate is not a particularly well-oiled machine,” Sinema said. “The way to fix that is to fix your behavior, not to eliminate the rules or change the rules, but to change the behavior.”

But WaPo has said of the stalemate:

The Senate Republicans have shown no sign they are about to change their behavior. When it comes to the key issues facing the country — from saving democracy to tax reform to climate change — it will take a rules change: eliminating or at least modifying the filibuster to put the burden on the minority instead of the majority, to give at least a spur to cooperation.” (Wa Po)

 There is ONLY ONE Solution: For a “fair and equitable” future,
… we must listen to our Socialist/Progressive ‘leaders’ …They WARN: “The filibuster is undemocratic … and dangerous!

[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

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“Courageous Faith” with Canada’s Pastor Artur Pawlowski services shut down: “NO.NO. Get Out!”

On June 15, 2021, an enthusiastic crowd spent an evening with the controversial  Pastor Artur Pawlowski. [His ministry is in Calgary, Alberta, Canada] The evening was sponsored by a local group, FEC United and patriot, Diane Atkins.

The small room was PACKED (and confidently UNMASKED.) They could have used a larger room (if it had been available) as there was spill over outside the door, standing in the narrow hallway. Inside, the room was warm and tight, but generous and welcoming as the pastor spoke for approx 90 minutes.

While people like Pastor Pawlowski are punished with brutal arrests and outrageous fines, we should learn from his example: we must resist this tyranny.

“Canadian police tried to shut down a POLISH church on Easter as he declared “NO NO GET OUT GET OUT!”  The Polish have a PROFOUND understanding of totalitarianism (fascism, communism) and sent the police away!”

He spoke of how urgently we need to commit to defending our imperiled rights from progressive, totalitarian governments run amuck. They infringe world-wide upon our rights to assemble, to worship, to sing free of muzzles and lock-downs.[Artur Pawlowski @ArturPawlowski1]


4 short video excerpts

Part 1 . (transcribed some of his statements)  “The government works for us. They have forgotten. He is going to sue them. They are afraid. Doing something right. Not allowed to sing in church . because of virus. Ikea. Only 480 people allowed. My whole church and 1/2 my neighborhood.Nothing to do with virus. It is tyranny. control”

Part 2 . “Evil will never stop doing evil. The goevrnment has soldiers, they can shoot us, but I will never stop saying NO. Muzzles. No identity. No voice. Destroying our next generation. Why I came to Canada – FREEDOM. Even if retired, must do this for our children and our grand children”

Part 3 . “There is no more Rule of Law. Do what ever they want. Fascism. you are the first victims. Stop them now. here in America. NO and Get Out. Bidens. Clintons. Faucis. Evil people. They brutally arrested me. 7 criminal charges. face a year. (Re Tickets) Give me the billions, so I can be the first … They arrested a pastor in front of his 7 children. Why can’t you be like us, say others … cowardly priests and ministers afraid to get a ticket. I don’t want to be like you, afraid because you MIGHT get a ticket.”

Part 4- “Starting in March 2020 he was ordered to stop feeding the poor. He did not.  So, while the pastor was feeding the poor,  a SWAT team (100 officers, 52 police cars, 20 police on bicycles) showed up. Intimidating, harassing, continuing into December giving him tickets. For over a year they would video tape us; take pictures. We’re not hiding we are coming after you, even the parishioners. And then they CANCELLED Christmas. (see an arrest here)

How dare you. I’m cancelling you. We had a huge Christmas celebration and I wound up with 11 tickets that day. Charges I didn’t know existed. The arresting officers were Brits (not Canadians) bringing that garbage with them. I didn’t want to bring Communism with me, I escaped Communism. And the HEALTH inspector was from CHINA. I said GET OUT. WE are not racists. Our church is all colours.”

Unfortunately, I had to leave as he finished speaking. If there was a Q and A, I missed it. Still, I left with much to think about as I pondered : Faith and Courage.

We Gain Courage From Faith to restore our nation; where the practice of faith and worship is unrestricted, education is transparent and empowers children, commerce is thriving and unimpeded, and the government serves the interest of the People.” Save Our Nation.

(Where indicated, Videos and Pictures property of Pamela Hall-VSB)

World Wide Rally for Freedom from Faucism NYC Foley Sq

It’s time to “choose freedom over faucism.” (twitter)

On May 15, 2021, there were demonstrations in multiple cities across the U.S. to denounce restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and their impact on civil liberties.

A Worldwide Rally For FREEDOM demanding an end to restrictions and lies, never to return. Truth over Fear.

This crowd of freedom-lovers met across from the NYC’s famed court house. They were friendly, yet determined to fight back against the lies.

Fear is not the answer. Truth is the new normal.

People are angry everywhere, denouncing the restrictions imposed during the Chinese virus pandemic and the impact it has had on civil liberties world-wide. [Guarda]

VIDEO FROM UK – London, between St James Park and Parliament Square.

Flickr Slide show Foley Square

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. Foley Square was alive with peaceful but firm opposition to the disinformation that fed to a locked-down public and clearly did not support forced vaccination.

With Dr. Fauci’s emails recently released, the man behind the curtain has been exposed as the LIAR he has been all along.

 “… a Freedom of Information Act request led to a trove of emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci being released to public view. And that view, stretching back to early 2020, is a doozy. “[NY Post]

Fauci says he was ‘not convinced’ that COVID developed naturally. He just kept it a secret. [NY Post]

What we suspected from the beginning was confirmed when Anthony Fauci’s emails were released.

He knew that lock downs weren’t scientific.

He knew that masks mostly didn’t work to stop the spread of the China Virus.

He knew that it likely came from a lab.

He lied about all these things … [Dr Paul Gosar]

Perhaps this will bring an end to the MSM cover-up.

Fauci ruined lives – and the economy – world-wide. He was given too much power because the Demo-left, desperate to destroy President Trump, cared not if people DIED.

Fauci lied. People DIED

Keep an open mind and go after the truth“, said Fauci.  An obscene cover as he defended China.

This strange little man and his never-ending flip-flops made him a media HERO. [NY Post]

“Prominent NYC scientist backtracks on ‘natural origin’ of COVID-19” [NY Post]

“Dr. Fauci  …  should be fired today and not allowed anywhere near our nation’s health policy ever again. The American people also need to wake up to what this huckster and charlatan pulled over on them and vow to never, ever let it happen again.” [NY Post]

Fauci should pay for his crimes against humanity.

[Where indicated , pictures property of Pamela Hall]

Lamis Deek rants as Free “palestine” MOB takes to NYC Streets

 May 18, 2021. NYC


As the Muslim anti-Jewish, anti-Israel MOB took to the streets (filmed by Freedom News TV Lamis Deek (attorney) ranted against Israel. The Big LIE: they must defend against the Jews of Israel. And, as usual, ‘pali’ violence took to the streets of Manhattan  … to the droning of  TAKBIR TAKBIR (allahu akbar).

This was NOT a ”we want to live in peace’‘ with Israel chant – it is a WAR cry; a warning to the world (aka ummah):

“OUR god is greater than your god”

Having observed Deek for years, this is not a muslima preaching peaceful resolution from the sidelines. A self-described Human Rights Attorney, Activist, Strategist, Crisis Mgm, she easily manipulates a controlled chaos; always in-charge of the crowd  … and the agitprop.

 “We say again, ‘What happened in Palestine this month is irreversible. Palestinians will either rise up against the impending abductions and torture in 48, escalated military violence and torture in WB, genocide in Gaza, and see liberation Or face death.’ No choice now.” (Lamis Deek) 

In the Freedom News TV video, Lamis spews her lies. Transcription begins at (:08) in edited clip below [Thanks to Sara S for assisting with transcription)

(:08)“… it’s not sustainable to keep from being killed quietly; to be put on a counted diet quietly; to be ethnically cleansed as our children are kidnapped quietly. And now is the time when they said collectively, from the green line, from west bank and from Chazid (?). Please no more.

We need a meaningful system of protection by International Law. Colonized and occupied people are entitled to defend against war crimes and crimes against humanity. Everything I’ve described is illegal activity by the Israeli government.

And so they are saying, “We want to protect ourselves from this pattern, this holding pattern of Israeli violence and palestinian response. And the only way to do that is for us, number one, to print up a meaningful defense system and, number two, to call upon the world to dismantle Israeli nuclear weapons; to dismantle apartheid and to dismantle settler ethnic cleansing. (1:09)

We saw some of these people with American accents on the news. People who are from here, getting on planes and going to engage in armed home-invasions. This is a crime, it’s a felony under state and federal law.

Why is it that we are allowing U.S. citizens to engage in this on a level that arises to both war crimes and crimes against humanity. (1:31) We need to stop them here. We need to impose immediate embargo, any delay is a condemnation of genocide against palestinians.

The world is rising up.

The politicians have to respond and all of us have to do our part, including the media. When you talk about palestine, talk about how long we were quiet before Hamas filed (?) and fired a rocket. Talk about how many of our children were killed and tortured. (1:59)

My own cousin was murdered just weeks ago. 16 years old. Nobody talks about them until palestinians respond. The only way for palestinians to not fire rockets is to stop Israeli violence.

The world is clear, we cannot be hidden anymore. We are asking, there is no room for apartheid and racial supremacy in New York. We are all one but we must act like it and to call the world to action; engage in strikes; be honest and forthright. This is an historic moment.

If you are not standing up now for the liberation and for equality and for freedom and the safety of a people who have endured so much, you are on the wrong side of history. You will be recorded in history books and you have done a disservice to global morality. (2:43)” [end transcription]

FACT: The history books rewritten by the aggressors, go unchallenged by the media. An outrage. A criminal act, to erase history.

Rally for Israel’s Right to DEFEND Attacked in Times Sq

May 20, 2021. 5:30 pm -Times Sq (aka Duffy Sq).

Rally to Support Israel’s Right to DEFEND 

But, this peaceful rally was attacked by a mob of ‘palis’ .

The Big Lie, that they are “PEACEFUL” ‘fakestinians’,was exposed. This is a WAR to get rid of the Jews, everywhere; not just in Israel.

The NYPD attempted to protect the Support Israel Rally from the insane ‘palis’.


Smoke bombs, fist fights, water bottles lobbed across the square. The mayhem left many damaged chairs and tables, all that was in the path of these ‘pali’ marauders.

They respect no one.

Stolen flags was a favorite ‘sport’.

But, so were the arrests (I read there were as many as 25 arrests). Fun watching them marched through the crowd

At first the police didn’t manage these 5 boys appropriately as they were causing confrontations, pushing and arguing through the crowd. (It seemed to be their ‘assignment’.)

These 5 pre-teens were annoyed when officers finally pulled them out of the crowd to cause less confusion. But, not before the boy in white stole an Israeli flag, spearheading the first physical confrontation.

And this lovely boy, not liking what she said, told a Jewish woman he was going to punch her out.

You tube videos (6 short vids)  Vid 1:  This was intended to be a peaceful rally in Support of Israel’s Right to Defend. I was told that the NYPD had not felt any extra protection would be needed. But, there was nothing peaceful in the ‘pali’ assaults against the pro-Israel rally. The extra protection up front would have been nice.

Vid 2: One particular debater went on for quite awhile about “genocide’. She screamed, “You’re killing my people” and, “We have only rocks to defend ourselves.” Also, she was very annoyed by the “Support Israel” group’s dancing and singing …. while her people were dying.

Vid 3 : Chanting, singing and debating before the “pali” assaults took off.

Vid 4 : As both sides squared off, police attempted to contain the “palis”. But, they stole more Israeli flags anyway, threw smoke canisters and eventually, “breached the barricades.”

Vid 5 :  Both sides were face to face at one point, way too close for comfort.

Vid 6 : Police continued to gain some control by keeping the “palis” separate, but as the mess in Duffy reveals, that was ultimately a big fail.

Flickr slide shows: Part 1, a peaceful rally was ATTACKED in Times Square. Part 2 is a look at the “palis” and the NYPD. Eventually there were many “pali” arrests.

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Part 2 Flickr is a look at the “palis” including 5 pre-teen males. Not sure what the fake ACLU protest monitor was doing. I saw at least one wandering uselessly as usual.

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What followed the so called conclusion to the Duffy Square assaults was more assaults throughout the city.

..This next attack was after the rally for Israel. [NY POST attack] With a disgusting response from the perpetrator who claimed he was the victim. [NY POST no remorse]

And then there was an explosive device of some sort thrown at pedestrians in the Diamond District [Yeshiva World] (explosion is at approx 1:44)

Saturday, the 22nd, was a different story. In Sunnyside, Queens  “Thousands of protesters marched from Sunnyside to Astoria Queens in a large demonstration in support of Palestine on Saturday. Crowd waved flags, rode on cars, held signs and chanted as they marched in Astoria.” Video by @NewYorkCityPeople @ScooterCasterNY and @queensnewsjunkie [https://t.co/xv1JfNWVqL] [https://twitter.com/i/status/1396245325204103169]

No CONFLICTS according to a very silent press. However, there was this video from Elad Eliahu[@elaadeliahu] of the not so peaceful  ‘palis’ : A Jewish Trans Person was assaulted at the Nakba Free Palestine protest in Bay Ridge Saturday, after saying “I’m not a Zionist” by a man draping a palestinian flag, the assaulter was allowed to run off by others. This story has been suppressed by local activist reporters“. (crickets)

Sadly,  the NYPD , overwhelmed by the “palis”, has advised NYC JEWS to be safe and stay home. If this is what comes of these attacks, isolation and fear? If so, the TERRORISTS will have won.

[Where indicated, pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall (VSB)]

Celebration Israel Independence Day – 73 years (in Times Sq)

Yom Ha’atzmaut. Independence Day. Commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948.

Times Sq.Noon April 18, 2021 – Flickr Slide show

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video part 1

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[Pictures and videos property of VSB-Pamela Hall]

Easter “parade” 2021 outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral NYC

April 4, 2021. Easter Revelers gathered on Fifth Avenue outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Some dressed with ‘face diapers’ …. others, like Mr Rabbit, came fully masked.

All trying to recapture the fun of New York City’s famous Easter Parade, without an actual parade (aka promenade) up and down the avenue. (see the 2012 picture and follow links from past years [2012-  Part 1 ] [2012 – Part 2] and (2015 ) for Easter Past good times .

These Happy Days are not the same.

The Plandemic of 202o-21 rolls on, with no end in sight.

Though one religiously costumed fellow stood at the doors to the cathedral, he stood alone since most costumes favored Spring and The Bunny.

Perhaps because fear of death by Covid and the “New Normal” prevailed, nostalgia, yearning for a time when women dressed with style and people socialized, was popular.

Passersby had a small but colorful eye-fest.


And some, it seems, even got an Easter Egg.

Easter 2020 was locked down. Easter 2021 was roped in by relentless restrictions with no closing of the avenue, no promenade. (Flickr slide show next)

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Guess the vaccine did NOT spring-wide the prison door. (Will the panic never end?)

[Pictures Property of Pamela Hall]

Trump Appreciation Rally Wollman Rink Central Park

April 4, 2021. Easter Sunday. TDS Cancel Culture ended the Trump Organization’s contract on the very successful Wollman Rink in Central Park. Their reason, though unstated: Trump Derangement Syndrome.

“The cancellation of the Trump Organization’s contracts to operate Wollman Rink, Lasker Rink, and the Central Park Carousel would go into effect in February. The city later decided to retain the Trump Organization as the rinks’ operator for the duration of the skating season.”

The Trump 2024 Banner was very popular with passersby. Very few grumbles from those on the left on this lovely day in the park.

 

Short video

Flickr slide show

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Thank you President Trump!

[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

 

 

St Paddy’s Day 2021 March and “Trump 2024” Flag Drop

 March 17, 2021 – NYC City Hall- 2 pm-Chambers and Bdway
Pro-Trump supporters gathered for a MAGA “St Patrick’s Day Parade” – aka St Paddy’s Day

Fun for all, until an unexplained “fist-fight” broke out.

Things calmed down quickly

And the massive flag was unfurled in the middle of Broadway.

The “Trump 2024” patriots  marched down Broadway to Bowling Green where they stopped in front of the American Indian Museum.

During the marchers were followed by a few harmless hecklers.

This green condom-adorned creature was annoyingly hard to shake.

And one pushy heckler managed to block the flag – briefly. Once again, all was handled, quickly and peacefully.

There were so many police, nothing became unmanageable.

Part 1 video

Part 2 video

Part 3 video

Part 4 video – The pushy heckler blocked the flag march – briefly.

.Part 5 video – Final Destination- Bowling Green and the American Indian Museum.

Flickr Slide Show

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Flashback 2020: The only St Paddy’s Day Parade in NYC this year 2021- to honor the 45th and 47th President went much smoother this time. October 2020 was intense.

.[https://youtu.be/haxAGejoGTA]Freedom News TV

Lastly, as we came to the end of the island, some fun lower Manhattan history.

Exchange Alley (Caught my eye because it’s an unusual covered street/alley)

 

 

.At a width of just 25 feet total, Exchange Alley is the thinnest street in Manhattan that is open to vehicular traffic. It runs one block between Broadway and Trinity Place (above), and appears as a thin crack between #61 Broadway, the former Adams Exchange Building (constructed from 1912-1914, left) and One Exchange Plaza, a brick and glass tower built from 1982-1984. Trinity Place was one of the first streets laid out in Lower Manhattan beyond the city wall and was originally called Lumber Street until it was renamed in 1846.Both Exchange Alley and its eastern continuation, the rather wider Exchange Place, go back all the way to the Dutch era. Most of it was called Tuyn Street and its later English translation, Garden Street, but Exchange Alley, during the era of British occupation, had a somewhat more colorful name: Oyster Pasty Alley.

The American Indian Museum, sits at the south end of Bowling Green/Evacuation Day Park.

Evacuation Day Park 1783 (Bowling Green) sits just south of the Wall Street Bull (aka Charging Bull, Bowling Green Bull)

Throughout the course of New York’s nearly 400-year history, Bowling Green has seen its fair share of historic events. As the city’s oldest public park, it’s been repurposed several times over the years, serving not only as council grounds for Native American tribes, but also as a parade field, a cattle market and an actual bowling green for lawn bowling.

[Pictures and Videos, where indicated, property of VSB-Pamela Hall]