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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]

 

 

“Trump 2024 Save America” Flag Drop Welcomed President Trump NYC

March 8, 2021 – NYC – Fifth Avenue Flag Drop. Noon. Maga Patriots welcomed President Trump with a YUGE Flag Drop, to thank him and encourage him to run in 2024. TRUMP 2024!

Flickr Slide Show

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.Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr · On President Trump saw these Patriots fly a huge TRUMP flag across 5th Avenue in NYC yesterday. Watch!

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

Pass the ERA NOW: Women of the Revolution Lead the Way in Washington Sq

March 7, 2021. Rise and Resist hosted a protest in support of the ERA, claiming women and trans have NO equality protection. “It’s way past time to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Next day, Monday, March 8th,  was International Women’s Day.

March is Women’s History Month. (but, only certain women need apply)

The revolutionists claim women are not protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Video Part 1.  2nd speaker is Cathy Marino-Thomas of Equality NY.

TS Candii, Founder of Black Trans Nation and Black Trans Nation NY

Part 2 video – Donna Lieberman  of the NYCLU Executive Director  is the speaker.

See Flickr Slide show

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.From the Facebook Event page:

“Join Rise and Resist as we march to recognize International Women’s Day, honor women leaders, and demand the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A.) FINALLY be added to the U.S. Constitution.

FEATURED SPEAKERS and PERFORMANCES
– Donna Lieberman, NYCLU Executive Director
– TS Candii, Founder of Black Trans Nation and Black Trans Nation NY
– Pamela Sneed, Poet and Activist
– Fogo Azul NY, All-women Brazilian Samba Reggae Drum Line

ACTION DETAILS
In solidarity with this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, we celebrate women’s leadership. Women were on the front lines in the pandemic and we suffered the greatest losses, especially job losses.

The Equal Rights Amendment, first introduced in 1923, has been ratified by the necessary 38 states and should come up in the Senate during the Biden Administration. The ERA would help guarantee our rights to equal pay, equal access to work, reproductive freedom, child care, health care, LGBTQ rights, freedom from sexual violence, and more.

The amendment says, simply, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

That’s it. And though other laws, both state and federal, do forbid discrimination, women’s rights are constantly chipped away by courts and legislators. Without a Constitutional ERA, a judge may—and many do—interpret federal or state law through their own values and biases around gender and sexuality.It’s time to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

 

 

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

Mayor deBlasio’s Folly: Shutdown Wollman Rink in Central Park

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.

Video by Daniel Valls FNTV freedomnews.tv@ScooterCasterNY

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

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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.

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

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]

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]

Democrat Socialists Demand Safe Schools for BLACK & BROWN STUDENTS only!

Sept 4, 2020 Foley Square NYC.
FUND OUR SCHOOLS!!
OUR BLACK AND BROWN STUDENTS MATTER!!
The reason for this warning, there were two new hard core groups that were gathering at 6 pm. (The African Black Panther Party; United Panther Movement) They proceeded to riot (led by rich WHITE 20 yrs olds) causing $100,000 damage as they rioted in the street going up town from Foley.

This Safe Schools Rally was not a riot. Just the usual Democrat/Socialists ranting on and on about greedy RICH white folk.

 Flickr Slide Show : The teachers UNIONS were threatening Governor  Cuomo with a NO Show for work on Tuesday Sept 8th, 2020. Their complaints and concerns focused on black and brown students.  Not the privileged white students.

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.Videos Part 1 – Chants. Always starting with chants. (If we don’t get it shut it down) @SingSolidarity led the crowd “Marching off to Freedom Land”

Part 2 – Jabari Brisport newly elected Democrat SOCIALIST to NY State Senate.

“I am proud of my union and I want us to sit in our power. Demand that there is a nurse in every school; that every school has a decent ventilation system… those are bare minimum demands for the health crisis we’re living in@JabariBrisport

Part 3 “Only When it’s SAFE“. Chanting is de rigueur.  “People want to know WHO we are.”  “We Want Safe Schools” (etc)

PERHAPS it’s time to get rid of Critical Race Theory. Then maybe ALL students will MATTER.

Take that leftist Critical Race Theory garbage out of our schools too. They are teaching children to hate each other based on race. All that “white privileged” nonsense is not only false it’s POISON. People are literally being brainwashed to hate white people.. it’s EVIL

Critical race theory is the greatest threat to western civilization and it’s made its way into the US federal government, the military, and the justice system.” Ian Miles Cheong @stillgray [Melissa Tate@TheRightMelissa]

Along with their obvious racism, it was made clear they are threatening to “shut it down” if we don’t get Safe Schools.

NYC teachers, still waiting for ventilation reports, get ready to head back to classrooms

On Friday, a spokesperson for City Hall said that deadline  (Sept 4) would not be met, potentially setting up teachers to return to their campuses  (in every one of the city’s 56,000 class rooms) with little information about whether the air is safe.

It remains unclear how either the city or the unions are determining ventilation is safe before staff and students return to buildings, which has not helped to build trust.” [Chalk Beat]

Guess we will see – soon- if they will follow through on that threat since students are set to report to class on Sept 21.

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

Trump 2020 Rally “Welcomed” Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Grill Re-Opening

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August 5, 2020 – Patriots welcomed Bob (DeNiro’s) Tribeca Grill back to the streets of lower Manhattan – MAGA style – with a Trump 2020 Rally (outside his restaurant) Surely NOT what Bob was expecting.

The Naked Cowboy joined the celebration with the patriots.

Fun was had by all at this good-time event.

Even the Tribeca Grill Staff seemed entertained.

Videos (Part 1) Patriots and “naked” cowboy welcomed Bob DeNiro’s Tribeca Grill reopening with a Trump 2020 rally.

Videos (Part 2)  A number of Tribeca passersby seemed a bit grumpy. Others, in the cars passing by, honked in appreciation for our President. 

Google Robert DeNiro  … the famously respected actor … on President Trump and you will read (or hear) some ridiculous opinions on why he HATES President Trump.

My video that follows is an excerpt of Robert DeNIro from Michael Moore’s protest/rally on pre-inauguration night, January  19, 2017.

“They gathered to “Protect Shared Values” on the Night Before Trump’s Inauguration.”  (Their intent) to send a message to President-elect Trump and Congress that New York City will protect the rights of residents and will continue to make real progress on important issues such as health-care, climate change, social justice and immigrant rights.”

More from Mr. DeNiro:

(Nov 2019) “The actor has predicted the president might start a war to get a third term. ” [The Guardian]

(May 13, 2020) “... calling Trump a ‘lunatic’ who doesn’t care about his supporters” [Washington Post]

(June 10, 2020) “De Niro Ridicules Trump’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”  [Video Link]

The Hollywood elite, though talented, such gifts do NOT make them bright.

[Pictures and Videos where indicated by Pamela Hall]

Patriots FIGHT BACK after Mayor “Red Bill” Defaces Fifth Ave with BLM Graffiti

July 25, 2020. As cities burn across America, Portland in particular, the Mayor of New York City, “Red Bill” deBlasio, claims his city’s crime rate is down, all while “Defunding the Police”. (AP/Noah Berger)

Fact: Murder rates sore as New York City slides into economic ruin.

Some good news, the filth at Occupy City Hall was cleared out on July 22.

(William Farrington)
[Great video of the NYPD in action at Occupy City Hall here]

Meanwhile, Mayor deBlasio’s graffiti ‘murals’, promoting the Marxist Black Lives Matter insurgents, were snuck in across the city; one in each of the five boroughs.
The most important of these “murals” can be found ON Fifth avenue at Trump Tower.

On Thursday, July 9, 2020,the BLM graffiti mural was painted on Fifth Avenue, with great fanfare.  [NBC News]

NYC Paints Huge Black Lives Matter Mural on 5th Ave in Front of Trump Tower

Kept under wraps, there was little time for protestors to gather at the Trump Tower debut.

WNBC first reported the new start date for the Trump Tower “mural” Wednesday night.” [NY Daily News]

I saw their ‘handiwork’ later that day. [Slide Show BLM Trump Tower]

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Reaction from the President to de Blasios’s folly:

“Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street,” Trump went on. “Spend this money fighting crime instead!”

De Blasio pushed back later that morning, tweeting, “The fact that you see it as denigrating your street is the definition of racism.”

“Black people BUILT 5th Ave and so much of this nation,” the mayor added. “Your “luxury” came from THEIR labor, for which they have never been justly compensated. We are honoring them.” [NY Post]

And then, the Battle of the Graffiti Murals began.  On Monday, July 13, outside Trump Tower, the resistance dumped red paint on the BLM graffiti mural.

Police said the assailant who vandalized the massive message Monday walked up Fifth Avenue at 12:13 p.m. wearing a black shirt and a black hat, dumped the paint, then ran down 56th Street, police said.

The blotch of paint, dumped between “Black” and “Lives,” was smeared over much of the mural by passing traffic. [NY Post]

Next, on Friday, July 17th, Juliet Germonatta (a self described trans gender- with a checkered history, unfortunately) struck again: this time with BLUE paint.

Of course, each time, the mayor made sure the Red and Blue paints were erased quickly, taxpayers billed.  [Yahoo ]

There was a lull on the paint attacks, so, on Saturday, July 11, I dropped by Fifth Avenue (during a light rain) [VIDEO ]

Some reactions to the constant paint assaults:

“Maybe our GREAT police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street,” Trump went on. “Spend this money fighting crime instead!”

De Blasio pushed back later that morning, tweeting, “The fact that you see it as denigrating your street is the definition of racism.”

“Black people BUILT 5th Ave and so much of this nation,” the mayor added. “Your “luxury” came from THEIR labor, for which they have never been justly compensated. We are honoring them.” [NY Post]

Earlier on Saturday, I took a look at the courthouse BLM graffiti mural. It seems to be a big secret, this 3 blocks long mural, only a block from the now defunct Occupy City Hall “Shanty Town”.

July 11  – Slide show for mural

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This graffiti mural stretched across three Manhattan city blocks.

“A giant 600 foot, three-block long Black Lives Matter mural that stretches northwards from the Manhattan Municipal Building to the New York Supreme Court House at Foley Square.” [photo MdeAS]

There is a  MAP of the locations for all five of the “Graffiti Murals”.


THEN, after a brief silence, the resistance returned to Trump Tower  Two women of color threw BLACK paint on the BLM graffiti on Saturday, July 18 . (Exciting. FUN)

An officer from the New York Police Department (NYPD) attempts to detain a protester smearing paint on the Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Later that night (after they were released) they continued tagging with TWO more of the graffiti murals.  [MORE here] [photo NY 1]

That leaves just two remaining graffiti murals. Since the locations will be on heightened alert, will these brave women be able to pull off the next assaults?

++ FYI: BLM statement from the Marxists:

“Many see the slogan Black Lives Matter as a plea to ­secure the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans, especially historically wronged African Americans.The group’s radical Marxist agenda would supplant the basic building block of society — the family — with the state and destroy the economic system that has lifted more people from poverty than any other. Black lives, and all lives, would be harmed. Theirs is a blueprint for misery, not justice. It must be rejected. We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear-family-structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another.” [NY Post]

Visit the Black Lives Matter website, and the first frame you get is a large crowd with fists raised and the slogan “Now We Transform.” Read the list of demands, and you get a sense of how deep a transformation of this country they seek.

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