As Bob Arihoood has reported, it's Ray's 77th birthday today ... and they'll be festivities tonight at Ray's Candy Store on Avenue A and Seventh Street... A stripper or two are said to be there for a dance at 11 p.m.
Bob also has some good news:
Today we can report a little good news . A professional negotiator is now at work establishing communications between the buildings managing agent and Ray . Today we can say that this process has begun ...
Bob took that photo above during Ray's 76th birthday bash... more photos here.