Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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 - click link for Flickr Slide show

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/albums/72157718960019763

video part 1

 

 

 video Part 2

 
 

 [Pictures and videos property of VSB-Pamela Hall]

Friday, April 16, 2021

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 2020-21 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- click Link below)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/albums/72157718929527155

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

[Pictures Property of Pamela Hall]

Friday, April 9, 2021

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 (follow link)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/albums/72157718864217417

Thank you President Trump!

[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/albums/72157718712806692

 

 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.

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]

Monday, March 29, 2021

“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 -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/albums/72157718596109353

Video

 
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]

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/albums/72157718559446631

.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]

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Trump 2024 ”Save America” Flag Drop March – 5th Ave to Times Sq




 



 

 Flickr Slide show: NYC March 5, 2021 Trump Tower Fifth Ave before the march to Times Sq.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelahall/albums/72157718560177982

BLM graffiti is still on Fifth - the mayor has cleaned it up - again.

There were LOTS of police this time, on bikes and walking.

As the flag was unfurled, a colorful protestor climbed under the flag - but not for long ...

                                                                                     She was forced out.


Video Part 1 Preparing the flag drop so they could march to Times Sq. There were LOTS of police this time.


Infiltrators were so obvious

Part 2 Video Trump Tower Fifth Avenue as the unfurl the flag and begin the march to Times Sq.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1368816741263028230

.Part 3 Video -LOTS of police surrounding the flags once they arrived at Times Sq. The antifa types vandalized the flag and scuffled with the patriots. The police arrested at least two of the antifa/blm types.

The vandal. postal employee who sliced the flag

Rumble Video has  great over-head shots of whole march and times sq

https://rumble.com/embed/vbtrwb/?pub=fez9h

''So after Trumpin' with 2024 Swag for last month; I'd like to report that Libs/Dems are even MORE angry now that Trump's gone. They are just terrible, nasty, hateful, rude & miserable people. Always have been always will be'' #Trump2024 #SaveAmerica [Dion Cini@dioncini]

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