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.
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.
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.
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Feb. 21, 2021. Central Park. The closing of Wollman Rink by Mayor deBlasio was scheduled this day, included terminating all four Trump Organization contracts: the Central Park Carousel, Wollman and Lasker skating rinks and the Ferry Point Golf Course. He could have let them stay open thru the end of the season. The park, the rink are full. But, de Blasio’s Trump Deranged Syndrome (TDS) knows no bounds.
Meanwhile, patriot Dion Cini set out to fly his Trump 2024 banner around the rink before its closure. However, I couldn’t find the rink. I always get lost in the park, even with google and a compass. Thankful that scootercaster caught Dion in action – as well as the assault on him by rink employees.
I arrived after the action, but still enjoyed the packed rink. Frustrating though. How can de Blasio be allowed to take down the rink?
After enjoying the skaters, I came upon a ballet class using the Wollman fence for barre. Fun.
As I left the park, I saw more happy kids (large and small) …
and … happy squirrels …. all playing in the snow in the park.
Flickr Slide Show
Then: Good News. ‘DeBozo’ caved! The rink will now stay open through the end of the season. Interesting facts in this Eyewitness News archive video re the rink’s origins under Trump. It was a major gift to the city. But instead of thanks, our President is to be PUNISHED by de Blasio for a job well done.
The mayor will still end the Trump Organization’s four management contracts with a “FU Trump”.
No good dead goes unpunished. And the People be Damned.
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