Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Veteran Vendors Artists Prince St. Illegal Planters Eviction Dear CB1, Greg Mocker, Dan Squadron, Margaret Chin:
Please email Dan Squadron and ask him to help Veteran Vendors and Artists on Prince St who have been evicted by illegal planters dropped by Henry Buhl.
Senator Daniel firstname.lastname@example.org
and Margaret Chin Margaret Chin email@example.com
I don't expect they will do anything to help but email them anyway.
Bob Gormley Community Board 1 and Greg:
If OWS dropped those planters they would be arrests, instant removals and tickets issued.
I understand a few privileged white folks of Soho don't want their sidewalks cluttered with vendors that oops happen to be mostly minority especially on the block where Henry Buhl of ACE dropped the illegal planters but they are also Veterans and artists.
Unemployment is 10 percent in NY, higher than the entire country and the amount of homeless vets is staggering.
An African American Vet told me years ago he was homeless and all ACE did was direct him to the Bowery to a homeless shelter.
The elite few that walked by my protest shared their feelings but they couldn't stomach mine.
One woman said I was a "pig" because I didn't except her concept the "sidewalk needs to breathe." I responded if only she could be treated they way she treats these people.
These people need to breathe and earn a living and avoid living in a homeless shelter.
I have made it clear - my take is this is pure economic racism.
"When Mike Bloomberg says Progress, he means get the moving van."
The trouble is you swept these people off the street you are taking away their livelihoods and they are trying to earn honest livings.
They don't have the money, arrogance or self-entitlement of Henry Buhl and gang but FYI people far richer than Henry Buhl lost their fortunes when Wall St. Imploded.
If these people lost everything they would not be so quick to evict honest folk trying to earn a living in touristy generic Soho with generic upscale brand stores....
once filled with crack houses as the same Vet Vendor ACE directed to a homeless shelter told me.
Suzannah B. Troy
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 7/18/2012 10:49:00 AM
Labels: Dan Squadron Veteran Vendors Margaret Chin CB1 Manhattan Veteran Vendors Artists soho Greg Mocker homelessness Henry Buhl ACE