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...