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Naked Cowboy wore a Black Lives Matter necklace! So much that I had to make a whole blagh post out of it just to say so. Seen while vending those Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins somewhere in between Union Square ParkTompkins Square Park and Washington Square Park, it was at Times Square, also known as The Crossroads of the World that The Naked Cowboy wore a Black Lives Matter necklaces, well sort of, for one quick second, while on his walk playing those Naked Cowboy songs on Broadway, or something like that. And even with those few dark photos above of those Disney characters and Naked Cowboy girls knockoffs who were passing by on this cloudy day, just yesterday,  I still wanted to sign in to this blagh just to blagh that The Naked Cowboy wore a Black Lives Matter necklace! Well, sort of, for one quick second.  Have a great New York City day and more, if  possible, during these crazy and historical times we are living in#blacklivesmatter .

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A Halloween In Tompkins Square Park

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Underground Horns after Halloween in Tompkins Square Park!

And so I had said to myself that I had take photos with that camera at that event burnout on that day that I attempted to vend those Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins and Black Lives Matter hats at Halloween in Tompkins Square Park! And instead of taking a bunch of photos with that camera that I did not take to that event, instead, it became take a bunch of random photos with that cell phone that I took to this event. And after that Halloween in Tompkins Square Park! ended, and Seth’s slideshow began, it became a Halloween night that I ran into Underground Horns who were playing on St Mark’s Place, only to read on Facebook later that there was also a dance bus parked on Avenue A, Hungry March Band played, and there was a dance party and bike parade later that Halloween night in Tompkins Square Park. 

And Shows in Tompkins Square Park Facebook event invite reads like:

With the exception of a few brave creative souls who have set up independently, we’ve all been robbed of shows in the park this year. So, on Halloween, we are putting on the biggest one of them all, as our final show for 2020.

In addition to the following performers, we will have political speakers, info tables, publications and arts + crafts created by community members:

> PINC LOUDS
> B.B. YTK
> M. LAMAR
> EDDIE BAKER
> RUCKUS INTERRUPTUS
> THE CARVELS NYC
> SOUL CAKE
> WICKED EXORCIST RITUAL
> THE VOLUPTUOUS HORROR OF KAREN BLACK

Following the show, WW3 ILLUSTRATED co-founder and artist Seth Tobocman will present slides of his anti-Trump comics, with the help of musicians Eric Blitz and John Wagner. Michelle Shocked will perform her blues lament, Graffiti Limbo, honoring the life of Michael Stewart, a young artist who died in police custody in 1983. There were no charges for the murder. R. Sikoryak will read and show images of The Bill of Rights and selected Amendments, from his new graphic novel, Constitution Illustrated.

The fun begins at 1:00pm SHARP!

[Stay tuned here for more details]

If only every day were Halloween then we would be free to be who we want to be.  And as I type this blagh post a few days later after Halloween has passed,  New York City is boarded up again and Luxury retailers are ‘planning for the worst’ on Election Day in anticipation of riots and looting — no matter the result. Have a great Blogger day, if possible, during these crazy and historical times we are living in. #blacklivesmatter

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A Mass March to Defund NYPD at Washington Square Park, NYC

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Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. There was a Mass March to Defund NYPD, Tax the Rich & Stop the Layoffs! in that city of New York this past weekend. And those are the words that I saw for the title of that Facebook event invite when I looked to see why there seemed to be like ten different protests going on at once at Washington Square Park this past weekend, and that’s not including the Women’s March that was there this past weekend also as I attempted to vend those Black Lives Matter, Not My President, Occupy Wall Street, No Police State, Yoga, Tompkins Square Park, Union Square Park, Washington Square Park, Brooklyn and I Love New York necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each at Washington Square Park this past weekend. Batala was drumming there and The People’s Bodega had some really good food there also.

And the Facebook event invite for the Mass March to Defund NYPD, Tax the Rich & Stop the Layoffs! read like:

RSVP HERE: https://actionnetwork.org/events/mass-march-to-defund-the-nypd-tax-the-rich-and-stop-the-layoffs

At the end of June the NYC City Council passed a budget which Mayor DeBlasio and Speaker Corey Johnson claimed Defunded the NYPD in response to the demand raised by protestors and those encamped at City Hall. This claim was a blatant lie as not a single NYPD officer faces a job loss. To add insult to injury, the budget leaves 22,000 city workers at risk of losing their jobs in the midst of crises of unemployment, economic decline and COVID-19. Thus far, the state legislature and Governor Cuomo have refused to pass legislation to Tax the Rich & Wall Street to fill the budget gap. Meanwhile President Trump threatens to withhold funds from NYC and has designated us an “Anarchist Jurisdiction.” In the spirit of resistance which drove this summer’s protests towards justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others murdered by the police, a coalition of the city’s labor and community activists invite the people, and all other social justice organizations to join us in turn in out as many NYers as possible. See you on the streets!

Link to sign-up for updates to come!

Flyer credit: @whenthisallblowsover

And there were like 32 hosts for this event invite, including, NYC Covid Coalition, Black Trans Nation, Revolting Lesbians, Crown Heights Tenant Union, PRESS NYC Parents for Responsive Equitable Safe Schools, Moms United for Black Lives NYC, Black Lives Matter Brooklyn, Met Council on Housing, NYC for Abortion Rights, Teachers Unite, Queens DSA, NYC DSA Labor Branch, Bronx, Uppen Manhattan DSA, Red Bloom: A Communist Collective, Freedom Socialists Party – NYC, Labor for Palestine, North Brooklyn DSA, Sunrise NYC, People’s Strike: Fighting for our Lives, Forging Our Future, MORE UFT, Crown Heights Service Industry Workers, North Bronx Racial Justice, Central Brooklyn DSA, Parents Supporting Parents NY INC, NYC Democratic Socialists of America, Socialist Alternative NYC, DC 37 Progressives, Rank and File Action, NYC Fight for Our Lives Coalition, DSA AfroSocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus, Local 100 Fightback and NYC DSA Racial Justice Working Group.

And that banner that I think it was Rise and Resist held up in front of the Washington Square Park arch that said “DEMOCRACY DIES IN A POLICE STATE” was really cool. And from what I saw in internetland, the march from Washington Square Park continued in the streets after most everyone left the park. And it seems to have been a weekend of demonstrations and protests.

Black Lives Matter. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.  Have a great New York City protest day and more, if possible, during these crazy and historical times we are living in.

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Occupy City Hall Kansas City

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And I have been to Kansas City before throughout my travels here on planet earth.  And this time it was for a funeral that I visited that 8-Square-Mile “Murder Factory” zip code of 64130 that I saw the People’s City at Occupy City Hall Kansas City from the bus from the airport where protesters and activists were camping out on the Kansas City, City Hall lawn, that I find myself blogging about.  And in the midst of a panicdemic and going to that funeral and listening to His Eye Is On The Sparrow and Stairway to Heaven at the service, it was also an attempt to vend those Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins and display those your thoughts on black lives matter banners at J.C. Nichols Fountain .  There has been protests at the Country Club Plaza to rename Kansas City’s J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain. J.C. Nichols use of “restrictive covenants”—barring African-Americans from buying or renting homes in his subdivisions are to blame for the stark segregation and racial divides that still exist throughout the metro. 

And everyone was at the Kansas City Chiefs game, a drum circle was going on,  a barbecue was later and a Blue Lives Matter rally was on the way that day at Occupy City Hall Kansas City.  The great reset, new world order temperature checks required for entry.

And according to The Pitch, The KC Coalition for Black Lives includes Black Rainbow, La Chingona Collective, Liberty Lawyers, Operation Liberation, Miller Dream LLC, It’s Time 4 Justice, White Rose KC, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Urban League and Sunrise Movement KC.

And the flyer that I picked up from The People’s City reception table read:

“KC: The city of killer cops

The people demand justice

Why we’re occupying city hall

On September 30th, Deja Stallings, at nine months pregnant, was assaulted by KCPD, the video that surfaced is one in a long line of brutal police attacks on black and brown people in Kansas City

We are occupying because we have had enough. Deja’s case is not an isolated event; black women like Deja are some of the most marginalized and endangered people in our society and shouldn’t have to live in fear of being attacked by the police.

We know that abolition is the path to transformative justice. We fight to live in a world where black lives are truly affirmed, protected and liberated.

The Demands

1. Fire Chief Rick Smith and officer Newton who brutalized Deja.

2, Fire all officers who have killed black victims in Kansas City

3. Divest 50% from KCPD’s $273 million budget

4. Reinvest the KCPD budget into resources that support the black community including education, healthcare and housing.

How Can You Help?

– Occupying with us outside of city hall

– Bring the occupiers supplies such as food, water & blankets

– Donate to local groups like Black Rainbow and the KC Community Bail Fund

– Email BOPC@kcpd.org & demand they vote to terminate Rick Smith

– SPREAD THE WORD

For more information….

Stacy Shaw @Stacyshawlaw

Black Rainbow @Blackrainbw

KC Community Bail @kcbailund

Fund Project

And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State. Black Lives Matter. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

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The Shadow Presents: An Autumn in Tompkins Square Park

 

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And in the midst of all of those Black Lives Matter protests going on, and that scary virus that came from out of nowhere earlier this year to where it now seems like that mayan calendar date wants to read 12.21.2021 instead of 12.21.2012 or something, there was another one of those The Shadow Tompkins Square Park concerts that took place at Tompkins Square Park this past weekend, after that scary virus that came from out of nowhere appeared. And it was another concert that I found myself attempting to vend that Black Lives Matter jewelry at and displaying those your thoughts on black lives matter banners at, along with other arts and crafts vendors at this event. And Chris Flash’s The Shadow Presents: Autumn in Tompkins Square Park Facebook event invite read as follows:

Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

It’s that lovely time of year when neighbors get together to celebrate the cultural vitality of their community in our beloved Tompkins Square Park.

in addition to speakers, information tables with local crafts, we will have the following musical talents:

 
> The Acute — 2:00
> Evil Kim Evil — 2:30
> Acorn Slim (with Dead Dean) — 3:00
> Jennifer Blowdryer Soul Experience (with Robert Aaron + Nikki Fuse) — 3:30
> SEWAGE (with Spike Polite) — 4:00
> Skitzopolis — 4:30
> Soul Cake — 5:00
> Rebelmatic (with surprise guest CV) — 5:30
> The Love Pirates — 6:00
> Grace The Enemy — 6:30
> Ruckus Interruptus — 7:00

 

AND: Seth Tobocman (WW# Illustrated) will do a slide show with Eric Blitz and John Wagner.

Brought to you by: The SHADOW, John Gabriel, Eddie Mack, the undying spirit of Uncle Don Yippie and….THOSE F*CKING ANARCHISTS!!

 
And Chilis on Wheels were serving some really good vegan food as they seem to do on Saturday’s in this park and extinction rebellion youth had an XR Youth NYC Guerrilla Flea Market on this day also. Climate change is real. And after the Parks Department showed up to shut down that concert a few minutes early, or on the dot, or near the very end, I guess, as in that blurry photo that finds itself posted above,  Seth’s slideshow started, in the dark, in what seemed like a few hours after the concert had ended. And it was an Occupy Wall Street mic check kind of a slide show without a mic. And if my ears heard correctly, he introduced Michelle Shocked who played a few songs into the night, as in that other blurry and dark photo that finds itself posted above.  And what else is there that can I say about this concert that has not already been said in all of the photos that have already been posted in social media land, except to say that between the bands, the merchandise tables, the vendors, the dancing, the music, music  and more music, it seemed to be a great day for another outdoor show and concert in the park. Have a great Tompkins Square Park concert day and more.

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A Bushwick Wyckoff Art Crawl 2020

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And I have vended those Black Lives Matter necklaces, magnets, key chains & pins for $2 each at Uta’s Bushwick Wyckoff Fridays before that scary virus from out of nowhere appeared earlier this year.  And this time it was her Bushwick Wyckoff Art Crawl that she was having, or had this past weekend in that neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn to be found in that city of New York.  And her description for this event reads something like as follows:

Arts in Action Organization

growing visibility, network and self reliance for artists 

SEPT 20, 1pm – 8 pm Wyckoff Ave between Jefferson Street x Willoughby Street, Bushwick NY 11237

Artists, musicians, performers, gather with friends and fans of the arts in the public space in our beloved Bushwick!
Join the art crawl along Wyckoff Ave to see the showcases and installations.

Experience performances and music in the ultra creative BushwickBrooklyn, hottest art community in New York City!
Bushwick artists represent a genuine, cutting edge, real and raw as well sophisticated art community not to be missed while in existence.

Particularly now in the pandemic aftermath and season of continued instability and fear, ART IS ESSENTIAL

Performance art with Hector Canonge, 3pm – 5pm:

and….

Paint a van invites artists to paint a vehicle, a big Ford van for the Church of Good Deeds invites graffiti writers and artists to spell the title of this non profit in creative (graffiti) lettering plus their fun images,

and various panels of the minivan of Fishwithbraids are open to creative work! Some paints provided, however bring your usual spray, markers, and paints

Artist responses to COVID, installations, questions and comments will appear on signs along this crawl, exercising the freedom of speech, instigating discussion.

A Black Lives Matter display with Carla Jean is part of this event, as she has been since 2016

Music Dj sets by Right on Shawn (house), Mikey Microphone (varieties of Techno), Wild Embeddings with acts and music (experimental electronic): 2 set locations: 9 Wyckoff Ave and at 49 Wyckoff Ave, 1pm – 8pm

Organizer: Arts in Action Corporation, a non for profit organization, by artists, for artists. Contact: Uta Brauser, email: artsinactionny@gmail.com

and Crackhead Barney was there doing her performance as well.

And there were more thoughts shared on those “Your Thoughts on Black Lives Matter” banners that were displayed, some of which read:

1. Art is an arsenal. What’s your weapon of choice.

2.We are the majority, not the minority.

3. HUMANIZE BLACKNESS @veee.chi

4. Gentrification, get the f*ck otta our hoods!

5. FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET

6. F*ck The Police!

7. UNITY @ S.R.The_Rebel

8. UN PUEBLO UNIDO (heart) @lauc.art

9. LOVEOVERHATE (with a beautiful drawing of what looks like a bear), @eusantos_artist

10. In order for All lives to matter, Black Lives must Matter. That’s why Black Lives Matter

11.  gentrifiers GTFO the hood

12. All Black Lives Matter! Including LGBTQ. My people, let us lead by example by showing nothing can come against us as long as we have each other! STOP KILLING US! ACAB. We are royalty! We are melanin! We are magic! We are Black! @46Buddha

13. ANGELIQUE. It’s exhausting being hated/hated on our beauty, brains and light. We can never loot as much as “THEY” took from US! F*UCK THE POLICE! Free all my sons! 2020 and our minds are still cages.

And there are no other words I can think of to describe this event except what those photos and videos that find themselves posted above can say and also what some of those poster boards that were displayed at this event said. “Art is Essential”, “pandemic, planedemic, scamdemic, Induced Panic”, panicdemic. “FEARDOM”, “FEAR is the most effective form of CONTROL”, “covid is a political plan. Free yourself” and “Why do we wear masks inside our cars with our own private air” #occupyart  #blacklivesmatter

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Extinction Rebellion at Central Park, NYC. #blacklivesmatter

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extinction rebellion had a September Rebellion Kick Off! and a September Rebellion: Amazonia or Bolsonaro? Which Side are You on? event at Central Park this past Labor Day weekend. I know because their facebook page says so.  And it was another attempt to vend that Black Lives Matter jewelry near their event and to vend those DecorForU Black Lives Matter, S#!t Just Got Real, Not My President, Occupy Wall Street, No Police State, Yoga, Brooklyn and I love New York necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each near their 9/7 Rebel Fest after they passed through Bethesda Fountain.  And apparently  climate change protesters scaled that Columbus Circle globe and hung a banner that read CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW!, all to the soundtrack of jazz street performers playing in front of the globe

 extinction rebellion NYC is a global climate justice movement using nonviolent direct action to pressure governments to address the climate and ecological emergency. 

SAVE THE DATES!

9/13  Extinction Rebellion Action @ Battery Park

9/17  Animal Rebellion @ Foley Square 4PM

9/20 March for Climate Justice Through Racial Justice

And as I type this blog post there are headlines that read Large swaths of the West Coast burn in unprecedented wildfires, the skies have turned red and ‘Unprecedented’ wildfires rage across the US West Coast.

Join The September Rebellion. #climatechangeisreal  #blacklivesmatter

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“Join XR NYC THIS SEPTEMBER!  EXTINCTION REBELLION is a global nonviolent movement working to compel the world’s government to address the climate & ecological emergency.”
Those are part of the words on a SEPTEMBER 9/7 REBELLION flyer that I received this past weekend, when I attempted to vend those DecorForU Black Lives Matter, S#!t Just Got Real, Not My President, Occupy Wall Street, Yoga, No Police State, Museum of Reclaimed Urban SpaceWashington Square Park, Brooklyn and I Love New York necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each next to extinction rebellion‘s extinction rebellion NYC Rebel Fest Gathering event at Washington Square Park this past weekend.  And the description of their event invite reads like as follows:

REBEL FEST 
Sunday, August 30, 2020 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Washington Square Park 5th Ave & Washington Square N
New York, NY, 10012 United States  

WE WANT TO LIVE… IN A MORE BEAUTIFUL WORLD. 

You are invited to Rebel Fest! Together, we will reclaim our power by openly and joyfully defying the current systems of oppression and creating the more beautiful world we want. 
Join us as we gather in community, have fun, make art, share food, and inspire each other!

Schedule of events: 1pm – Gather in the park near the fountain. Enjoy snacks, mingle, and make art 

2pm – Kickoff to the Rebellion. Get to know your fellow Rebels and hear more about the exciting new campaign demanding REAL democracy here in NYC! 

Please bring some light snack food to share, if you’d like and are able! 

Please wear a mask and observe proper physical distancing. We will have hand sanitizer and some PPE to share.


And extinction rebellion NYC seems to have extinction rebellion NYC events on what seems like a daily basis in the New York City area to save the environment and save the world.

You can also join their XR community for weekly virtual, playful, regenerative dance parties as well. Everyone’s welcome!

And I am not exactly sure what extinction rebellion is, though I have seen those extinction rebellion flyers around on light poles in the streets of New York City the past year or so, and I could only figure out that the extinction rebellion symbol had something to do with climate change and saving humanity from extinction, from disappearing off the face of the planet, though I think it is Albert Einstein who once said that if the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would have only four years left to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.

And there is also a How Green Is My City Exhibition Tour at Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space – MORUS, that radical history museum in New York City’s Lower East Side, September 25th 6pm.
This exhibition is led by the director of Green Maps. The exhibition is brought to you through a special partnership between the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) and the Green Map System, and also an Opening with Live Virtual Tour: How Green Is My City? September 6th.  In the basement level of MoRUS, explore a special temporary exhibit featuring photos, art, and barricades from the recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations. “Plywood Windows of SoHo: Black Lives Matter” is curated by James Hong with photographs by Hong and George Hirose. The partial Marsha P. Johnson mural is done by street artist Captain Eyeliner (instagram: @captain_eyeliner).

And some of those photos from this extinction rebellion REBEL FEST day at Washington Square Park, find themselves posted in those photos and videos above. Join the September 9/7 Rebellion. To all the good samaritans in New York City and beyond. Thank You. #climatechangeisreal #blacklivesmatter

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And so this blog post, this passage, happens to be about one of those blast from the past Facebook messages I got from Angel the other day, about HOBO Theater company and KITCHEN, a theater company consisting mostly of homeless and squatters, that I rehearsed and acted with back in my homeless days in New York City, about 30 years ago. And he found me from Stan Mack, who documented HOBO Theater in his Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies in the late 80’s.  And this was an era before the age of the internet, social media and the digital age, where one could document things more easily. And some of those I guess you can call it underground or progressive groups have become a forgotten part of time. Unforgotten Voices, a homeless artists group that I once participated in can be one of them. It was the era of the 80’s and 90’s, of Tompkins Square Park and Tent City , an era that Amy Starecheski documents in her Ours to Lose WHEN SQUATTERS BECAME HOMEOWNERS IN NEW YORK CITY book, it’s description that reads: “Though New York’s Lower East Side today is home to high-end condos and hip restaurants, it was for decades an infamous site of blight, open-air drug dealing, and class conflict—an emblematic example of the tattered state of 1970’s and ’80’s Manhattan……”.  And it was also an era of when I met Bobby Fuller when he was recruiting people from Kochville, a 200 day encampment at New York City Hall Park in 1989, to be a part of his HOBO Theater Company. This City Hall Park encampment was something similar to the more recent Occupy City Hall.  And so Angel wanted to get whoever was still around 30 years later after HOBO Theater had disappeared, together for a memorial for Bobby, for his wife’s Chea’s birthday, via a virtual zoom video conferencing meeting. And this email thread for the zoom meeting, titled “Merrie Melodies and the Toons that knew em”, consisted of myself, Stan Mack, Casey, Angel, Mary Beth, Dave, Jack and Liz.  And it is Chea that I remember as an infant of 1 years old with her mother Mary Beth and dad Bobby at those HOBO Theater rehearsals and events, mostly at a squat in the Lower East Side, before her dad, Bobby, passed away of cancer in 1989 when she was 1 years old.  And Chea is how I remember the passage of time, as she is now 31 years old, with her own family, 30 years after Bobby passed away. And I missed that zoom meeting as I attempted to vend that DecorForU  Black Lives Matter jewelry at Washington Square Park the other day. Though Dave and Chea shared some really interesting blast from the past photos from HOBO Theater 30 years ago, including one of that Hare Krishna tree in Tompkins Square Park where Bobby’s ashes were scattered, that find themselves posted in those photos above. And I was able to add a couple of blast from the past photos to this blog post also. And so fast forward in time, to current events of the year 2020, 30 years later. These are now the days of that scary virus that came from out of nowhere earlier this year and Black Lives Matter protests seemingly on a daily basis, and both have gone global. And I guess because of this coronavirus panicdemic, old New York is back and everything old is new again. Babylon is falling as New York City slides back into the 70’s and 80’s with headlines of the day that read like: Escape From New York: Wealthy Residents Flee In Droves As The City Degenerates Into A HellholeRetail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’NYC moms fleeing Upper West Side amid crime and chaosNew York City may take YEARS to recover after mass exodusA mad rush for the exits as New York City goes down the tubesNew York has grappled with gentrification for years. Covid has brought it to a headEmpty apartments in Manhattan reach record high, topping 13,000ATM ripped out of Manhattan deli as new crime ‘trend’ hits NYCNew York City is dead foreverNYC IS DEAD FOREVER. HERE’S WHYNew York City is a Sh*thole and Hollywood’s Apocalypse NOW: Rich and famous are fleeing in droves as liberal politics and coronavirus turn City of Dreams into cesspit plagued by junkies and violent criminals. And I can’t really think of any way to end this blog post, that seems to be about theater, birth, life, death and the passage of time, except to say, the only thing constant is change and it is given to us all an appointment once to die, and one generation passes away and another one comes but the earth abides forever.  Have a great HOBO Theater Company and KITCHEN blast from the past day. In Memory Of.

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Old New York is back and everything old is new again, so much that one almost doesn’t go out at night anymore because of what I have been reading in the headline news lately, a crime wave, that seems to be global, at least in America. At least that’s the way it’s kind of looking on the subways, streets and parks of New York City after all the rich people have fled the cities and all the tourists are gone due to that scary virus that came from out of nowhere earlier this year and an International travel ban that has now resulted in headlines like Escape From New York: Wealthy Residents Flee In Droves As The City Degenerates Into A HellholeRetail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’NYC moms fleeing Upper West Side amid crime and chaosNew York City may take YEARS to recover after mass exodusA mad rush for the exits as New York City goes down the tubesNew York has grappled with gentrification for years. Covid has brought it to a headEmpty apartments in Manhattan reach record high, topping 13,000ATM ripped out of Manhattan deli as new crime ‘trend’ hits NYC and Hollywood’s Apocalypse NOW: Rich and famous are fleeing in droves as liberal politics and coronavirus turn City of Dreams into cesspit plagued by junkies and violent criminals.
And if I can web 2.0 user generated content say, back to the topic of this blog post, Washington Square Park. And so I found myself attempting to vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #S#!tJustGotReal, #notmypresident, #occupywallstret, #nopolicestate, #yoga, #brooklyn, #washingtonsquarepark and #iloveny necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins for $2 each at Washington Square Park again and wondering where to post all of those photos I took at that park again, and so I find myself posting them here on this blog, again….  And so the scene has changed at Washington Square Park in New York City, ever since the virus and now those Black Lives Matter protests have started, as there seems to be Black Live Matter protests in that park on a daily basis, as a couple of them, one, an Asians for Black Lives Matter protest was there yesterday as in those photos and videos that find themselves posted above. And from what I saw in that park yesterday, there are people and their DJ system who seem to be having a dance party there every Saturday night. And I came across Nikki, @thefabledpickle, whose arrest with the use of an unmarked van that drew parallels to Portland protests. there in that park with that skateboard one day, and also POWER TO US, who were handing out those Justice for Breonna Taylor postcards one day.  And times they are ever changing as the only thing constant is change. And this virus and now those Black Lives Matter protests that both seem to be global is enough to make me want to blagher say that we are living in crazy and historical times.  And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State. Black Lives Matter. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.

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