The outskirts of the tornado that hit Brooklyn.
I went to my roof to watch for the possible tornado predicted by the weather service. It looked like most of the activity happened further uptown. There was a lot of lightning but all of it too far away to hear thunder.
Perhaps this shot shows the lean more viscerally. I’m starting to think that it may come down on its own. The removal by the Parks Department may have been delayed by the wet weather today. But the rain may be exacerbating the lean, making mud of the soil beneath the tower. And on second look the eastern base is flimsier than I was thinking. Who knows maybe only the roots of the tree it is built around is holding the tower up. Photo from around 2 this afternoon.
Singing “Down by the Riverside.”
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Other groups represented in the demonstration:
Veterans Against the Iraq War
Military Families Speak Out
Since 1926 New York City has had cabaret laws that make it illegal to dance in bars and restaurants without a dance license. There are less than 150 venues with this license in the five boroughs.
Dance Parade Protests NYC Cabaret Laws
The protesters want the city to repeal the ban, which the state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division upheld in February in a ruling against the Gotham West Coast Swing Club and several other plaintiffs.
New York’s restrictive dance laws have been on the books since 1926, at the height of the Jazz Age, when they were passed in part to stop interracial public dancing while enforcing a Prohibition-era definition of “public lewdness.”
To this day in New York’s five boroughs, it is illegal to get up and move your body to a rhythm in any locale where three or more people congregate and food or drink is served _ unless the business obtains a dance license. – AP