Wednesday, November 30, 2011

[Updated] East 12th Street prepped for Obama visit

As you likely know by now, President Obama is in town this evening... Among other things, he'll be holding a dinner fund-raiser thing at the Gotham Bar & Grill (we hear that the roasted cauliflower risotto is good!) on East 12th Street between University Place and Fifth Avenue...



Here are Officers Weber and Sanchez...


Meanwhile, multiple readers have noted an incredible NYPD presence in the area ... and there are reports of the NYPD randomly towing cars all along 12th Street — down to Avenue C. And a reader notes that parts of Avenue C are shut down. There's even a rumor that the fund-raiser tonight at a private residence is in the East Village (note to self: pick up some hummus).

[Thanks to Christina Holmes for the photos ... and Shawn Chittle for the tips]

Updated: A few photos from Bobby Williams...



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aha! My kid goes to school over on 12th St. between B&C and just called me to tell me Obama was going to be going by the school. I had no idea what he was talking about so thanks for the clarification!

Anonymous said...

They are towing whatever cars are unlucky enough to be there. Just saw the NYPD trucks dragging one away on 12th between A & B.

longom said...

The picture of those officers reminded that basically right across the street from Obama's fundraiser is where those girls got pepper sprayed in the early OWS days.
Seems as if NYPD has got this one under control though.

Anonymous said...

I hear he's doin' a pub crawl...

Anonymous said...

I want to know who in Alphabet City is wealthy enough to host a $10,000 per person "get together!"

esquared said...

at $38,500/head, dinner must be artisanal...

Mykola ( Mick) Dementiuk said...

Lower East Side is now known as the Lower EASY Side and has been that way for a number of years. Forget about what it once was those days are past.

Anonymous said...

They posted no parking signs yesterday, they're not "randomly" towing cars.

Crazy Eddie said...

If he was going to be on 12th street, he should have had dinner at John's.

Anonymous said...

They posted that sign at midnight. That's BS.

Crazy Eddie said...

In a speech last nigth at MIT, Bloombucks said:

"I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have,”

What a dick.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad he said what he did. Washington constantly fu%#s NYC. It's time we started F'ing them back.

Barney Russell said...

Traffic was a mess, pedestrians couldn't get home, all because the President had to meet with fat cat donor's. It's all Bush's fault.
Obama did a 50 mph tour of the East Village.