Before I get to the happy thoughts I wanted to take a moment to remember those that died from violence here in NYC and they were mostly females from babies to grandmothers .... Has Nyasia Pryear's murderer been caught yet? She was murdered the night before President Obama's inauguration. Instead of her family celebrating, they grieved.
By the way I wrote President Obama asking him to help us because the East Village has been mega-dormed to death and they use the term "community facility" to bust through zoning and they exclude the community. Here is my YouTube with my letter to the President asking for his help to get us community outreach resource center in every one of those buildings that are called "community facilities" but exclude the community and actually help to displace the community and small businesses. I also asked the mayor on the John Gambling Show Hear me confront Mayor Bloomberg on the John Gambling show about the tsunami of community crushing development and the need for community outreach resource centers. pick the top option for "archived link" which gives you the stream with out down load move the cursor to 29 minutes (almost the end!!!) OCTOBER 19, 2007 .
If these community outreach resource centers were in every mega dorm, the college kids would be forced to recognize the people are struggling and get involved in helping the community rather than being involved in the push out. Let us face it, John Sexton, the president of the evil empire aka NYU, the purple reign of terror needs to find another job preferably in Nantucket where I think he lives and I am still wondering if he can even vote in NYC considering he rushed down to testify we needed king Mike, the developer's mayor or is he like so many rich people here that can't vote because they refuse to declare NYC their home for tax reasons. They call Florida, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Conn., anywhere but here their real home but rush to say we need Mike Bloomberg for a third term. Watch my YouTube review on Avatar for more on NYU, Cooper Union, Columbia University and any U. with a mega dorm in the East Village including The New School, NY Law, SVA so get insight on how the people feel.
NYU mega dormed the East Village to death and has helped every university possible to follow NYU's community crushing lead confusing the East Village, Bowrey, Lower East Side Bowery with dorm fodder. Click here to read the latest and it is from Crain's about 3 Universities banding together to occupy a big dorm on the Lower East Side on Delancey Street not far from where my Grandfather was born in 1904. The only thing worse than the mega dorms is The Red Square with Lenin on the roof (Mike Red Square Rosen's rich man's toy) looks like a pro-type of the mega dorms with balconies. Please remember that developer Mike Red Square Rosen demands you call him a community activist!
Actually NY Law mega dorm on 3rd Street has balconies just like the Red Square and when the Hell's Angels were raided the college kids stood out on their balconies in their pajamas watching the NYPD in action as well with Ron Kuby giving a stunning performance in a lawyer working the media very effectively. I can't tell you who won the Oscar this year for best actor but Kuby's performance was unforgettable. The tax payers will be paying dearly as usual but I don't think the "balconied would be lawyers" will be doing anything much but corporate law or maybe real estate. Clearly the community is an inconvenience and the only thing they have not done is provide NYU buses and trolleys to bus us out.
The tenants of Stuy Town meant to be affordable housing way back when and by the way NYU has student housing there as well and Peter Cooper Village are trying to find an ally to buy the property. Good luck and Blessings!
The FBI made some raids today but I do not think they made arrests although they did get yelled at. True or false? I contacted the FBI about issues closer to home...? I am learning more and more about the NYPD and special units they have? Not true. One is true. All are true. I will let you know if you guessed correctly. Never a dull moment.
Just to hit the rewind button. Betty White is proof that some people age better with dignity and a sense of humor as she achieved monster ratings for her presence on Saturday Night Live and people loved her Super Bowl commercial. She is sizzling hot.
Oh by the way, I saw John Thain today getting in to a chauffeur driven mercedes on Central Park South...ho hum. I bet a meg-million he is happy he is not chair of GS right now although he has had his share -- not talking about a mother load of shares -- but share of trouble less than golden after leaving Goldman Sachs, right? He sure looked smooth today.
Prediction -- major fall-out over Steve Rattners pension fund scandals -- that scandal"s" with an s coming and splish splash it is going to splatter on king mayor Mike Bloomberg, just a little. Mike Bloomberg, what is the name of Steve Rattner's new firm he created just to manage you 5 billion dollars. Mayor Mike said Steve should not have to step down from his job at The White House and clearly Mike Bloobmerg still is supporting his good friend Steve Rattner.
All is quiet on this front for now but get ready for more head lines on this.... Apparently President Obama has a fan that thinks he is sizzling hot. I don't find the Pres. sizzling. I am not sure he is doing a great job but I do think he is a nice guy and compassionate. I can't say New York is feeling any of his benefits.
|2 chances to roll with brother Giuseppi Logan May 14th at the Issue Project Room (G plays around 10,.headlining) www.issueprojectroom.org May 16th at the Brecht Forum (G plays around 9,.headlining) www.brechtforum.org with Matt Lavelle,Francois Grillot,and Dave Miller.. *special guest Chris Forbes 5/16 and remember my YouTube series To follow Matt's booking for Giuseppie join his facebook page http://www.facebook.com/people/matt-Lavelle/1059025151 Remember my YouTube I posted when people thought he was dead and long gone.... so follow my YouTube documentary series and now his son's. I will have more information on that soon. I spoke with Giuseppi Logan tonight. I told him his son is returning which of course made him happy. I asked him to play "Suzannah" a song he composed. I told him I would see him very soon!|