Miss New York and Feathers.
On a float that says Stand for the Arts bring back Ovation, which is a cable channel devoted to the Arts, which has been deleted by Time Warner Cable.
The US Postal Service was sabotaged by a 2006 bill that requires that the PO fully fund worker retirements for the next 75 years and do that in only ten years. That is the basic reason our Postal Service is in trouble. It’s a scheme to make it seem like privatization is the only way to go.
The Bill sponsored by Bernie Sanders.
I was in Tompkins Square Park checking details on my tree map and I heard a ruckus and headed over to find the Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping preaching about the evils of the corporate take-over of our neighborhood. Poet Bob Holman favors the absurd to bring home his points.
The Children’s Magical Garden now has a chicken coop.
Radical history walking tour to celebrates the life of Neil Smith (1954-2012), renowned radical geographer, condemner of the capitalist city, powerful agitator for the small and large cause. In this first video Ben Shepard of Times-Up the bicycle activists group, talks about the history of community gardens in the East Village and Lower East Side. It was a rainy day but many people came out for the walk.
Ben Shepard in front of the Creative Little Garden on 6th Street between Avenues A and B.
Matt and Steve two of the organizers of the walk.
Waiting for the tour to start at the Astor Place cube,(The Alamo).
Walking past Tompkins Square Park on Avenue B.
The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space
Anti 7-11 corporate and pro local bodegas walk, featuring the chant rhymes of poets Bob Holman and Eileen Myles. More on the Bodega walk on EV Grieve Anti-7-Eleven Activists Hosting Bodega Tour to Support Local Shops Google Map of local bodegas.
Bob Holman: “Slurpy, burpy, 7-11 is jerky.”
Eileen Myles: “7-11 stinks, cause I said it. My bodega gives me credit.”
Update: Coverage on Grieve
In this part of the interview, Father Pat describes how he got on in prison, with other inmates and the authorities. He describes “circuit therapy”, where prisoners are flown all over the prison system, away from press and family and the practice of “Black Boxing”. He tells how he worked the system in order to get his vestments and the other necessities for saying the mass. And he describes how, when all else is taken away, religion is the last resort of the prisoner.
You will notice that this episode has many edits, this was done to present the stories sequentially and by location.
You should view the previous episode Brink’s Arrest to fully understand the circumstances in this episode. The next episode will be more about life in prison and what it was like when he got out.
St. Brigid’s Church on Avenue B at 8th Street. The church is open again and fully renovated after almost being condemned for being structurally unsound. Today was the first public mass being said in the renovated church.
This is the first time I’ve seen the stained glass windows with light behind them.
The line to get in went way down 8th Street.
A party was being prepared in the basement.
EV Grieve has been covering the story of St. Brigid’s for a while.