East Village, New York, police

14th and 1st

Hey Bloggers, or anyone who happens to be in that neighborhood of the East Village in that city of New York around that street of 14th street and 1st Ave, whats up with 14th and 1st? What’s up with those policy officers who have seemingly appeared out of nowhere on horseback just standing there, I mean sitting there on some horses, five in a row, right there in the middle of the street, well, not exactly the middle of the street, though the intersection of the street to be seen for all to see on display indeed. And where did that big NYPD New York Police Department policy bus with the words “Command Unit”, or was it “Communications Division” appear out of nowhere. And this is the sight I beheld yesterday. And are those official office officers there today? I am not exactly sure. And so I asked these officers, as I assume a lot of other passerbys did yesterday also, “Why are you here?”, and that answer was something like “Oh, this famous actor is filming a scene around the corner and we’re in it…”, “So you are actors?”, the response was, “Yeah, the response was again”. And so in my questioness I just thought to ask that other official officianiating officer two horses down, “So, why are you here, are you actors part of a film?”, “Film, what film, we’re just doing patrol”. “Oh, so its a police state for the people?”. And so I found myself continuing on my way before this conversation went where I preferred it not to. And what are, were those barricades for at that intersection of fourteenth and first ave in that neighborhood of the East Village in that city of New York, where I find myself wandering every so often there for yesterday and maybe today I am not sure. And what is that “Mounting Unit” bus for those horses doing on that street around the corner from that intersection of 14th and 1st in that city of New York. Is someone expecting a parade, a riot, to intimidate a passerby? Is this all reality or a scene from some film. And so those passerbys continued to gawk at this spectacle in that intersection of fourteenth and first for all passing by to see and gawk at, and take photos of with ones portable camera as if a tourist, those portable cameras that have become a fixture of everyday life with the invention of technology. And are those command post people there at this moment I find myself blah blogging away. And what is a post to be commanded. And who is officer friendly anyway. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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East Village, radio

East Village Radio

Hey Bloggers, and there’s another event going on this weekend, that fashion weak weekend. I know because this weeks New York Press says so. East Village Radio, that really cool seemingly underground and above ground internet radio station, in that really cool seemingly gentrified and genocided neighborhood in that City of New York, is having a music festival tomorrow at the South Street Seaport. And is it still Labor Day weekend this weekend. Oh, that was this past weekend. This week seems to be that fashion week again as well as another one of those impending hurricanes in the news in planet mother earths weather. And their festival lineup is as follows:

East Village Radio Music Festival debuts September 6th, hosted by KRS-ONE, featuring free performances by:

Boris, Mark Ronson, Flying Lotus, High Places, Devin the Dude, Awesome Color, Vivian Girls, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Ólöf Arnalds and John Oliver.

East Village Radio marks its fifth anniversary by debuting the East Village Radio Music Festival Saturday, September 6th on Pier 17 at South Street Seaport. The East Village Radio Music Festival will be streamed live for anyone who will not be able to join us at the event.

Hosted by the legendary KRS-ONE, acts slated to perform throughout the day, in addition to Boris are Mark Ronson, Awesome Color, Vivian Girls, High Places, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Flying Lotus, 4-IZE, Devin the Dude, Ólöf Arnalds, John Oliver, Lil’ Dusty, Bunnybrains, Hex Message, Crystal Stilts, Woods, and BIG A little a.

Also, featured on site at the festival will be exclusive visual imagery compiled by Anthology Film Archives.

In addition to the diverse musical lineup offered at the free day-long festival, Frank Caters will feature for purchase a menu of special grilled items along with other dishes chosen solely for the festival.

For the festival, East Village Radio will run free shuttle bus service for fans between the station’s First Avenue LOCATION and the Seaport from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Have a great music festival weekend.
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