Thursday, April 22, 2010

Obama in the EV

Lots of excitement this morning for the President's arrival at Cooper Union. The lucky invited few waited in a long line to get in:



The press took their places at Astor Place:



Police lookouts (snipers?) camped on nearby rooftops, looking for suspicious teabagger crazies:



And what about the many plastic newspaper boxes that line our sidewalks, all those cluttered containers for the Voice, the Onion, the Gotham Writers Workshop? They get rounded up like suspected terrorists and interned in a rolling pen, locked up tight so they can't make trouble for the duration of Obama's visit:

9 comments:

BabyDave said...

Did the president speak at the old building or the new one?

Goggla said...

I suspect the paper boxes were rounded up so no one could plant a bomb in one.

Did you get in to see him?

Jeremiah Moss said...

i did not see him speak. i think he spoke in the old building--people were lining up by the new one, but then filing into the old. which i was happy to see. much more dignified than that UFO.

Ken Mac said...

they can round them up and dump em fine by me

ChickenUnderwear said...

They also rounded up all the bikes

http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/04/22/nypd-celebrates-earth-day-with-massive-houston-street-bike-clipping/

Melanie said...

I wished he had time to visit the EV and eat at some of the wonderful places in the area and take a stroll through Tompkins Square Park and have a coffee at MUDD nearby. And an egg cream at Ray's!

rexlic said...

Too bad that, unlike the Great Railsplitter, the Prez didn't follow up his Cooper Union speech with a couple of quaffs over at McSorley's.

Anonymous said...

The newspaper boxes were indeed collected so that terrorists couldn't use them to conceal bombs. As for the teabaggers, we'll our point in November, don't worry about it.

nicolem said...

I found this entry to be very interesting. I did not realize that the President visited Cooper Union. I actually visited Cooper Union for the first time about two weeks ago and I did not realize how historic the East Village really is. I've lived in New York my whole life, and it's sad to say that NYC really is vanishing slowly. I'm in an Urban Studies class, and we are discussing all the different elements that makes a city urban. We also go on all these different activities that deal with going to different places around New York and experiencing new things. If you could please check out my blog http://sohoflaneurs.blogspot.com/ , and read some of our entries you will see all the different activities we do and all the interesting things we never knew about our own city! Thanks!