EMPTY threats? Teddy Roosevelt Statue Still Stands at NYC Natural History Museum (crickets)

As Mayor “Red Bill” focuses on the capricious opening and closing of this once vibrant city (he still refuses to even throw a bone to the theatres) we are left with the summation that this must be all part of deBlasio’s communist playbook.: Control, Confusion and Ruin.

The Saga of Teddy Roosevelt’s statue was apparently a moment’s diversion with no legs.

Nov 12, 2020. Controversial statue of Theodore Roosevelt still stood outside New York’s Natural History Museum.

(See Flickr slide show)

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October 10, 2020, perhaps Teddy won.  I checked periodically, and noted on September 1, 2020, he was still there.

His statue remained.

 Did the protests succeed? After all the press about this “racially insensitive” statue of Teddy Roosevelt, the statue has gone in to the dust bin of “no longer news worthy” stories. Teddy still stands and no one seems to care. [ NY Post ]

No date had been set for the removal, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office told CNN in their June 22 report.

Flickr Slide Show from the protest in June, when it seemed “a given” that the statue was coming down (so declared Mayor “Red Bill” de Blasio)

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“The protest group held signs that read “DEFEND OUR MONUMENTS” and “Can not learn from the past if we erase HISTORY!!” as they heard from speakers during the hour-long demonstration.

“Teddy Roosevelt believed in an America without hyphens. Not white Americans, not black Americans, not brown Americans. Just Americans,” said David Marcus, a correspondent for The Federalist and contributor to The Post’s opinion pages, including about the decision to oust the statue.

“He believed in a future for this country where we would all live together peacefully, and that’s the future that I see in front of me right here,” said Marcus.”

VIDEO from the June protest:

Barely Informed With Elad was there ( see video)

Other media links: [NY Curbed] ; [NY Post]; [CBS News]

It would have seemed relevant for the media to follow-up with the removal. But, silence is all that followed. Perhaps the protest was a success and the left-media didn’t want to report that angle.  Whatever, for all the noise, ’tis a puzzlement.

[Where indicated, Pictures and Video  Property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

Leftists “March Against NYPD Violence and Rioting” at Columbus (LENAPE) Circle

LEFTISTS Marched Against NYPD Violence and Rioting
1 pm – Saturday, November 14, 2020
Columbus Circle aka Lenape Circle – New York City
[American-Indian names are the new /old identifiers.
Columbus Circle – they demand – be changed to Lenape Circle
]
 

VOCAL New York claimed:

“The NYPD has notoriously attacked black-led protests for years. Notable upticks have occurred since this summer’s #DefundThePolice uprisings. We condemn police violence and treating protest as a crime.”

Hard-core LEFTists like BLM, Socialist Alternative NYC,  Trump/Pence Out Now and Rise and Resist gathered in “Lenape Circle” to OPPOSEDFascism.

 Jay W. Walker (who organized this protest) is an organizer-activist  and co-founder of the Reclaim Pride Coalition, Gays Against Guns, Rise and Resist and Refuse Fascism (a front group for the Revolutionary Communist Party.)

Before they marched into Central Park, he spoke against police violence aimed at protestors. As always, the soc/commies are victims of the FASCIST police.

Jay Walker video transcribed: “Democratic, Liberal movements take a stand against police rioting thru out this city. The People of NY aught to take a stand. Some protestors they “protect”, and others – outside agitators – are “violent insurrectionists”; leftists mobs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every activist group in this city has been working in concert for four years to rid this country of the Trump administration. We have been working non-stop throughout all of that time.

We must end police violence against  communities of color; religious minorities; against women; all women around this country; against ICE and government violence against all of our communities. We have stood united since November 2016 and the NYPD cannot. ever. divide us. (cheers/jeers)[1:59]

Over the course of the last week  we have seen the NY media be complicit in spreading lies and propaganda. They have not been doing journalism as they have covered these police riots against protestors.

They have been putting out propaganda. [2:28]

We know that they have been putting out propaganda because they release statements from the police without ever interviewing a single organizer of a single protest at which the police have chosen to herd and deter. And we will not stand for it. ( cheers/jeers) [2:52]

So we are out here today to hold the NYPD to account. We are out here today to hold the NYC media to account.

A quick note to all of these protest movements, “Do not be afraid of the press.” The press is there to get your message out. [3:20]

Don’t let the press use you. YOU use the press to get your message out. (cheers/jeers)

Now, we’ve seen all the lies. We’ve seen all the distortions. We’ve seen cops obstruct protestors, search their belongings and then say, “Oh, they weren’t armed.”  And then we see a media that doesn’t say, “Well, were they brandishing these weapons or were they just locked away in their back pack?” cause you would never have known about them if you hadn’t attacked and brutalized them.

This is the kind of journalism that we expect people who have gone through these great ivy-league , J-school(journalism) programs, who have these media studies mastered; who are reporting from local or national news stations to do and yet they do not. WE must hold them accountable. (crowd- YES!)” [End Video]

The NYPD officers, waiting for the march, were ridiculed and  assailed with accusations of violence.

Walker was pleased to announce they had ‘tricked’ the NYPD into placing vehicles and officers on the south side of the park, knowing they were marching north to Central Park’s Seneca Village (near 72nd St and 5th Ave)

“Seneca Village existed from 1825 through 1857.  Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first significant community of African American property owners. By the 1840s, it had become a multi-ethnic community African Americans, Irish, and German immigrants, and perhaps a few Native Americans. In 1855 … within two years, Seneca Village would be razed and its identity erased by the creation of Central Park.”

As for the NYPD, they still seem committed to “protect and serve”, in spite of the lack of support received from our communist-loving Mayor de Blasio.

Flickr Slide Show

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Unfortunately, Mayor “deBozo” continues to deconstruct the city with lock downs as he relentlessly works to neuter the NYPD. Most recently, de Blasio is removing the NYPD from certain emergency calls. His pilot program will send Mental Health workers to lead/replace the police in what they describe as non-violent emergency calls. It  will debut in Feb. 2021 (good luck with predicting who’s armed)

A pilot program in New York City will be launched to replace police officers with mental health professionals when responding to emergency mental health calls, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday, Gothamist reports.  The pilot will begin in February.

Meanwhile, this day in DC, over a million MAGA patriots gathered PEACEFULLY. Image may contain: one or more people, crowd and outdoor

But they were attacked viciously by the LEFT. Some questioned whether the DC police were able or willingly to protect and serve the peaceful citizens who were just trying to go home.

In Conclusion: The Communist/Socialist insurgents have worked relentlessly for over a hundred years to take down our constitutional government.Their hatred for our independence has never waned, generation after generation.  Decade after decade they have mocked and stripped our “By the People and For the People” government of its strength.

“WE The People”, like the brainless Eloi, have walked passively into our 2020 prisons; imprisoned by the rules of tyrants, government by fiat. We have no say in our future.

Mayors and Governors have shut down our economy; closed our schools; restricted travel and NOW, they plan to restrict what we do in our homes; how we gather privately. Americans are no longer independent. No man’s home is his castle, not anymore.

Face diapers at the ready, Americans have become a compliant culture willing to suffer the bleakness of a totalitarian economy. Is this is our future?

Perhaps not. Perhaps a Civil War is brewing: Us against the Soc/Commie tyrants.

“My Declaration of Independence”. I will not be subservient to the “Rule of these Tyrants.” Ten months and counting, I proudly declare, “I resist!” Whenever and wherever I can.I refuse the idea that face diapers are necessary. They are a symbol of mental and physical slavery. I will fight this tyranny, relentlessly. I will not go quietly.”

As I observed the PRIVILEGED Soc/Commie ‘victims’ of an America they hate, claiming falsely that they suffer abuse, I feel anger. Frustration. Dismay. For those of us who refuse to live under this tyranny,  it’s not the Soc/Commies who are being victimized: AMERICA Must Fight back.

[Where indicated, Pictures and Videos Property Of Pamela Hall (VSB)]

NYC (Socialists) Put the Far Right “On Notice” (MAGA FREE)

Nov. 1, 2020. The Refuse Fascism Soc/Marxist /Fasiciti, looking for an excuse to protest and march, met in Madison Square Park at 11 am.

Their bravado as always proclaimed SOCIALISM to be the solution to all the problems in the WORLD.

NYC must be MAGA FREE, cause the DEVIL is Donald J. Trump. ( her hat says Third Wife)

The speakers hit us with the usual hateful agitprop and the very Gay “Sing Out Louise” Chorus sang their playful hate with much glee.

Before they marched, they claimed to be tracking the Republican caravans and would “brilliantly” confront them as they did the previous week end in Times Sq. However, the Repubs kept the caravans so secret that many Republicans couldn’t even find them.

As for the March of the Socialists, the enemedia claimed there were 300 socialists who marched out of the park and toward the Hudson. Maybe about 75-100. Certainly NOT 300.

Since there was no caravan to intercept, the anarchists chose to rumble with the police. Anything for a photo-op. I think even the police expected this to be a bigger event as there were way too many police for the actual amount of protestors, who had NOTHING and no one to protest (except the police)

Tomorrow, November 3, there will be chaos. They are planning on it. They said so in their speeches. Feeling their oats and ready to attack. G-d help us all.

Flickr Slide Show: – “NYC Puts the Far Right On Notice”

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You tube: Video 1 :First up was a Gay Group ensemble called “Sing Out Louise-“making an insulting mockery of patriotic songs

Video 2 – Male speaker on why “NYC (Socialists)Put the Far Right On Notice”

Video 3– First woman speaker regaled us on why Socialism is the answer.

Video 4- Emily tells us why Socialism must prevail.

Will the Socialists steal the election, as planned, cause only Socialism can save the world from the nightmare of 4 more years of Trump.

 The day of reckoning is upon us.

Addendum: Links to reports and videos of the march after they left the park.

NYPD arrested a reporter at the MAGA caravan counter protest at 10th Ave. and 24th St. The journalist has a press badge and a camera. The crowd can be heard pointing out he’s a reporter as police throw him to the ground and cuff him. The reporter that NYPD arrested is a woman. We apologize for mis-gendering her in the original post. [NYC Protest Updates 2020]

Found the WHITE fedora at the protest in the park.

Arrested in the video below – you can see her down on the ground- white fedora

The crowd of about 300 protesters is aggravated by the arrest of a journalist. Police shout “hold the line” and NYPD and protesters push against each other. More arrests underway.”(no way were they 300)

See Videos at link: [https://twitter.com/i/status/1322962038650535937]

Even BLM leader, “Hawk” Newsome, was arrested: [NY Post]

[NYC Protest Updates 2020] Amazingly even the reporters at the NY Post embellished their story with incorrect info.

“On Sunday, anti-Trump protesters had confronted pro-Trump caravans near Madison Square Park as supporters of the president took to streets and highways across the New York region ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election.” [By Tina Moore and Natalie Musumeci] (I was there, they confronted no one)

The Gothamist got the story CORRECT:

“Around 100 demonstrators initially gathered in Madison Square Park to confront caravans of Trump supporters, who were expected to drive through Manhattan. The group marched from the park to the West Side Highway, where they’d heard one of the Trump caravans was slated to pass by, but they never showed up.” [The Gothamist]

Apparently the MAGA caravan was warned by the NYPD to stay away. (according to NYC Protest Updates 2020)

Links to some of the Sunday caravans that DID happen:“The group planned on having a rally at an undisclosed location. No location was given to avoid any issues with counter-protesters.” (The Yeshiva World) and also (The Yeshiva World) [The Gothamist report with pictures of caravans]

Ending with another twitter quote from the best video all day:  “This is the most badass thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Go Texas.

[https://twitter.com/i/status/1322478395582750720]

Contrary to what the baby Biden Dems have attempted to pass off as truth, is their bus were being ESCORTED out of town. No one was trying to run the bus off the road. Really enjoyed the flags waving in the wind on all sides of that bus (The Dems did NOT)


Trump 2020!

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

Times Square ART: Love is the Answer, We are All in this Together ad nauseum

As the election looms: ‘Love is the Answer; We are all in this together”

Found these bill boards of Mr Brainwash posted at the corner of 7th Ave and 42nd Street for at least the summer months. They were there for a long haul.

Even though the art of Mr Brainwash depicts a message of love – given to the city of New York the message fell on what was certainly NOT a Summer of LOVE as BLM and Antifa looted, burned and destroyed much of the city. BUT NYC patriots are fighting back (Thank G-d) … Thank yous go to Operation Flag Drop and Dion Cini …

Still, NYC is never subtle. Promoting the ridiculous “Don’t Be Afraid of Anyone” (Embrace The Absurd) campaigns that dragged on for a couple of years.(compliments of the progs in-office)

Only recently replaced by another VOTE VOTE VOTE campaign.

This reminded me of the VOTE TWICE message found at the GAP store in Times Square (20o8). A campaign that rolls on and on each election…

A Vote Twice 2008 campaign. (Seen in the jar and on the T-shirt) Guess Obama/ Biden needed the extra help. But, has that duplicitous campaign ended? (Not likely)

As for the Mr Brainwash ads, seems  the premiere was in July –  29th July, 2020.

Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash art seen on billboards on Ernst & Young headquarters on Times Square in New York, NY  The artist is a French-born and based in nowadays in Los Angeles. [guy hepner] [spectrum news]

 Aug 5, 2020 re Times Sq multiple billboards [@mrbrainwash piece in Times Square] [https://hayko.tv/p/CCR1ItngdKc] 3 months ago.
My pics began in August 2020.

Revisited in Sept 2020

“LOVE is the Answer” simply reduces life in NYC to one big empty cliche. No real solution offered to life’s travails.

And, WHO is Mr. Brainwash. Why did he merit such a prominent intersection, for so long? [pacific press agency]

Thierry Guetta was featured in Banksy documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” in SOHO New York City NYC( 06/30/2020)

Never Never Give Up! by Mr. Brainwash

MBW Never Never Give Up! 2017

(photo property of Guy Hepner)

“The work of Mr. Brainwash is rooted in pop art. Mr. Brainwash looks to art and entertainment as the subjects of his work. Mr. Brainwash uses pop art that includes artistic tradition and even prior pop art as the subject of his work.

Mr. Brainwash (MBW) is the pseudonym for the graffiti street artist Thierry Guetta. Mr. Brainwash was born in France in 1966. Rising to prominence due to a heavily hyped exhibition and a Banksy-directed documentary entitled, “Exit Through the Gift Shop,”

Originally a video-grapher, Mr. Brainwash began his career in 1999 documenting the lives and artwork of various graffiti street artists such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey.  Mr. Brainwash’s graffiti-styled art has continued to garner recognition from art collectors and street art enthusiasts alike.

On a visit to France, Guetta filmed his cousin, the street artist Space Invader. The experience changed Guetta’s life, he became fascinated with the role of street art in modern culture.

After dabbling, his first show, “Life is Beautiful,” received positive reviews, although Guetta’s team ended up making key gallery decisions while Guetta played the role of the hype man by calling in favors from Fairey, Banksy and other artists.

Guetta’s restlessness translated into an enormous art show with hundreds of pieces, created by a team of graphic designers under Guetta’s guidance. His work is a cavalcade of styles, themes and subjects, many of them borrowed from other artists.”

So, it would  seem it took a TEAM of designers to borrow and create, yet One Man gets the credit: M. Guetta aka Mr Brainwash. Whatever.

NYC is such a tool, never passing up an opportunity to SPREAD THE LOVE.

And that they did – with no commitment to any real peace and love.

[Pictures where indicated, property of Pamela Hall]

 

Patriots’ Largest Trump Flag Drop – Fifth Ave and more

October 13, 2020. NYC.  Dion Cini arranged to unfurl the LARGEST Trump flag on Fifth Avenue in of Trump Tower.  (over head picture captured by Operation Flag Drop) . The flag is 75’x50′

Spirits were high as they waited to cover the BLM graffiti with this enormous flag before marching to Times Square.

My pictures are street level as they “Took Fifth Ave”and opened the TRUMP LAW AND ORDER Blue Line flag,  so it’s a different perspective.(video above)

.The blue and red paint used to DEFACE the BLM graffiti previously by our patriots, was STILL THERE! (SEE LINK to article re previous paint assaults)

(Screen shot from my video) When the Red paint first went down it was very intense, now it’s spread down the avenue.

Seems Mayor ‘DeBozo” no longer forces the police to clean up the paint, something he did more than once til now. I would label these actions a success!

Flickr slide show Fifth Avenue.

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See link for video flag drop 42nd st (Operation Flag Drop)

The patriots marched down Fifth with the ENORMOUS “Trump Law and Order” flag to chants of “Trump 2020” and “Whose Streets Our Streets”, ending in Times Square. I was told our NYPD was very pleased with this show of support.

Great news item on the whole event from UK Daily Mail.

Addendum: This is my third Dion Cino Flag Drop. Previously, I witnessed  Robert De Niro’s Restaurant Reopening and on Sept 18, 2020, the Intrepid Flag Drop.

Our flags hung over the West Side Highway with much honking in support from passing cars. By coincidence, there was a very visible Chinese flag flying in the back ground.

And, an ad about Russia and VOTING. (go figure)

Flickr slide show

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As always, the enthusiasm at these many Operation Flag Drops was enervating. The air ringing with “TRUMP 2020” !

 America, is gonna VOTE RED!

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

NYC DEMANDS #EndJewHatred NOW!

On October 15, 2020, New Yorkers of all faiths and colors  demanded that Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio stop targeting the Jewish community.

“There is NO excuse for the government to single out ONE minority community.”

The coalition gathered in front of the famous New York Public Library on 5th Avenue (between 41st and 42nd Streets).

Their message:

“Over the past two weeks, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio,  focused blame on the Jews for increased corona virus rates despite statistical evidence showing marked increases in many areas of New York.

Cuomo and de Blasio are ignoring the truth: there is a resurgence of COVID-19 everywhere, but not just in Jewish communities. The neighborhoods with the largest increase in the weekly case rate (over the last two weeks) are not even addressed by the government’s new restrictions.”

NY Demands #EndJewHatred NOW (see Flickr slide show)

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.“Yad Yamin NY, along with other groups and movements …

  …. were there demanding an end to the constant targeting of Jews & unfair applications of the Covid regulations. 

.”The coalition of groups marched from the NYPL to Gov. Cuomo’s office, continuing the protest against Gov Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio’s non-uniform application of laws regarding Jews and their direct targeting of Jews” (photo Karen Lichtbraun)

“By pinpointing one highly visible minority as plague-spreading lawbreakers, de Blasio and Cuomo are reinforcing centuries-old anti-Semitic tropes. And SHAMEFULLY, used pictures of observant Jews as a symbol of non-compliance and recklessness. This fuels Jew hatred and serves no legitimate government interest.”

Shame, Shame on them.

The speakers were surrounded by lots of press, though I’m not sure the reports got much play. (Slide show of video screen shots)

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Video- Dov Hikind (Former NY State Congressman)

.-Video -Heshy Tischler [https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-new-york-harold-heshy-tischler-arrested-covid-restrictions-orthodox-jews-protests-1538247]

Video- Brooke Goldstein (The Lawfare Project)

The protest challenged ies spread by our governor and mayor, showing they are not fit for office. Cuomo and deBlasio should step down.

[Pictures and video where indicated, property of Pamela Hall]

Glimpses of NYC Lockdown Street Life (summer / fall 2020)

New York and the “pandemic”, the city was a shadow of itself as the lock-down dragged on (from May thru September). But, people NEEDED to socialize, to share more than the silence of a locked-down solitude; not everyone was okay with this New Normal.

The city-noise, dimmed for so long, was broken nightly at 7 pm by banging pots and pans thanking essential workers. But, eventually, this nightly cacophony faded away, replaced by MUSIC.

Even though the lock-down dragged on, MUSIC was resurfacing at the restaurants’ outdoor seating, teasing us with a NYC that once was.

 But first, video (May 25, 2020) Two months into the 15 day lock down, the compliant New Yorkers, out of work and stuck in-doors, managed to ‘make noise’ every day at 7 pm . They were banging Pots and Pans for the “essential workers” and then, dutifully, headed back in doors.

June 2, 2020 (video) Midtown Manhattan. At this point we were three months into the 15 day lock down as stumbled upon an early evening bagpiper enjoyed by everyone passing by.

Sept 12, 2020 (video) Restaurant Row. 6 months lock down (not 15 days as promised) The musicians and singer at two of the restaurants had paused as I started filming, and then started up again with a happy couple dancing in the middle of 46th st. (nice)

Sept 27, 2020 (video) 6 month lock down. Found some buskers (New Orleans style) next to the still shuttered, Rudy’s Bar and Grill. AND then more great music on Restaurant Row. It felt like Jazz Night in the city.

Sept 28, 2020 (video) Saw what looked like a commercial rehearsing for the very popular Hold Fast Sports Bar on Restaurant Row.

However, even with these flashes of life , the lock down paralyzing this once vibrant city continues. Sad. Frustrating. Infuriating.

[Pictures and Videos Property of Pamela Hall]

Abolish ICE and BLM Block Traffic in Duffy Sq NYC

 “Abolish ICE” protesters, joined by BLM, blocked traffic at 7th avenue & 46th Street (aka Duffy Square). As usual this involved lots of police to clear the streets and make arrests.

Note charming T-shirt “RIOT”

Unless these protestors are burning and looting, even the sycophant media ignores them.

The photo-ops are the usual TIE UP TRAFFIC (and the police) and then the arrests.

-“Barely informed with ELAD has the action before I arrived, with approximately 100 of the protestors arrested and carted off to 1 Police Plaza.

[https://twitter.com/elaadeliahu/status/1307391376280244226?s=20]

I arrived after the bulk of the arrests had been taken in vans and busses.

–The remaining protestors, no longer in the street, were waiting for the last of the arrestees to depart.

Jerks like this fellow taunted the police with derogatory verbal diarrhea.

Police were stoic.

Polite. Patient.

Flickr Slide Show (Sept. 19, 2020)

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-The BLM/ICE coalitions hang together, offending everyone while demanding RESPECT thru fear.

Unfortunately, some synagogues and churches advertised their support by posting fearful compliance for all to see.


There are many who think these anarchists are do-gooders.

Too many are frightened of fighting back, so they support the BLM lies;
ignoring thefts, looting and riots.


Too late, some will finally realize, there is no reward for such foolish loyalty.

“Bands of shoplifters are terrorizing Soho’s high-end boutiques, lifting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of designer merchandise, and in some cases, threatening security guards to keep quiet — or be labeled racist…”

[Where indicated, pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

 

Extinction Rebellion “Jurassic Farce”, a play (of sorts) Times Sq

Cit Ass Theatre Presented a play (of sorts) “on Broadway” about “a Climate and Ecological Emergency”, Jurassic Farce.

 September 23, 2020
6 pm – 44th st and Broadway.

(click picture for short Flickr Slide show)

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Actually, it’s  Children’s Theatre for adults – with colorful costumes – and a very unsubtle message. (video 1)

Blue Dinos good/ Red Dinos bad. “Prehistoric creatures demonstrate how everyday people can mitigate a Climate and Ecological Disaster” (video 2 – The Play)

A meteor is going to hit the earth. How to save humanity. “Why is a solution so difficult to find“. (video 3, at 25 seconds, speaker presents solution to intersectional crisis)

In conclusion, it will take a Citizen’s Assembly where the PEOPLE assemble a plan: Power to the People!

(xrebellion.nyc, @xr_nyc) [https://www.xrebellion.nyc/our-story]

[Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall]

October: indoor dining at 25% as NYC restaurants struggle to survive

The Election is near (that the left is working overtime to STEAL) and our President is ill (but recovering)  Still, HOPE is on the horizon because WE have not given up! Trump 2020!!

October 1, 2020. NYC. The restaurants have said, repeatedly, indoor dining at 25 % capacity is not going to work (even though out door dining will continue).  The 15 days lock down was 7 months ago, economic ruin is certain for many, so they NEED to get back inside. ASAP. Even at 25%.

This economic disaster began by mayoral-governor fiat on March 12, 2020. (St Paddy’s Day still stares back from the long shuttered Smith’s Bar). It is surely unconstitutional. Yet, here we are. Forced to suffer these tyrants.

Finally, PERMISSION was given by the mayor and governor to continue serving food and drink outside …. and now inside, but sadly this comes too late for some.

Leading up to the return of a restricted indoor dining was the relentless teasing of NYC’s Mayor de Blasio with dates and occupancy restrictions that CHANGED again and again. The restaurants and bars were angry. frustrated; worried.

Business still suffers because the THEATRES, that feed all the other businesses (hotels and restaurants and TOURISM, remain CLOSED.

Times Square is a ghost town. Even 42nd st Mc D’s is GONE.

THREE restaurants in a row on 46th st. are closed. GONE for ever.


Economically, the city is DYING.

March 12th, the lock down began because people might get sick … and MIGHT die.  A bizarre reaction that Americans accepted too willingly. The Dark Ages have returned.

Hotels and restaurants are boarded up for months and all it took was FEAR. Fear of dying, of getting ill.

BUT, people do get ill. People die. And hiding their faces behind paper masks, thinking they will avoid disease, is folly. What they should fear is how easily this country gave up its independence.

The bars and restaurants, trapped, begged, threatened and “promised to be good” if only they could work; feed their  families.  The answer was always NO.

Sept. 2020 – 6 months and counting) as De Blasio’s Cesspool of trash piled up . The green bags are dog poop bags –  an eyesore because trash is rarely picked up. (slide show)

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Midtown and a long row of unused taxis, casualties of de Blasio’s economic disaster. (slide show)

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Restaurants  at 6 months. We see wind screens appear – hoping to shelter the customers – in October. (slide show)

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As October begins, the enclosures are finally blessed by the Mayor: they can STAY.

The homeless impact (negatively) the abandoned stores and theatres; another place to trash. The theatres remain closed, to reopen – sometime NEXT YEAR … with potentially insurmountable requirements.

Easy access urinals spring up over night.

The boarded up entrance to the once popular theatrical hang out, Joe Allen’s is now a POPULAR URINAL.

WHY did the citizens of this mighty republic roll over without a whimper. WHY are TYRANTS like de Blasio and Cuomo permitted to RUIN lives by fiat?

Another casualty of the never ending lock down,will Sardi’s close forever? [https://t2conline.com/more-restaurants-closing-could-sardis-be-a-broadway-institution-of-the-past/]

Also rumored to be closing is Esca – 402 W 43rd Street who is stating they are reopening September 9th, but how long can that last with Mayor deBlasio reluctant to restart indoor dining because it’s an activity for middle- and upper-income New Yorkers. Also boarded up are Orso’s, Bar Centrale and Joe Allen, all on Restaurant Row on 46th Street between 8th and 9th.”

Without  indoor dining, there was NO HOPE of  recovery. Particularly  if de Blasio withdrew permission. (Again) Last minute withdrawals are his style.

Sept. 1, 2020 : “Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have clearly decided to let the city’s restaurants die: They won’t allow indoor dining, the only way for most eateries to stay above water. No matter that indoor dining and drinking (albeit at reduced capacity) is kosher in Westchester and Nassau, right outside the city — and literally down the block from a few restaurants in Queens. Nor that New Jersey’s now allowing it, too.The “Dr. No” duo don’t expect indoor dining to return until next June[NY Post]

So the restaurants made a lot of noise AND hired attorneys. And then, by September 30th, success. The customers could finally go inside – at 25% capacity. It was a beginning. (and no more standing in the rain)

FINALLY, October arrived. SEVEN MONTHS and the financial insanity had some good news: the outdoor seating would continue. It will not end as the 25% capacity opens inside.

Meanwhile, the people are still manipulated by the mayor and the governor, trapping their constituents in a dystopian nightmare; by FEAR. Will they ever release this city from their tyranny?

[Where indicated pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]