"NYC is My Community" City Wide Re-Claim NYC - CPR on NYC's Heart Soul Core Issues The People & Peace to the Streets! New Commission NYPD IAB DA Corruption!
NYPD Coerced me to drop charges or go to jail with a hole in my retina Saturday arrest for Dr Fagelman's savagely VIOLENT LYING receptionist Delita Hooks running punch to my eye grabbing my hair trying to drag me down the hall by my hair damaging my neck not fired or arrested I agreed to false arrest Oct 16 immediate than CORRUPT LIAR Det John Vergona changed my false arrest date to Saturday oct. 20, 2012 4PM IAB let him +his supervisor retire! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh9TedhfthEhttp://www.youtube.com/user/Suzannahartist subscribe!http://mayorbloombergkingofnewyork.blogspot.com/Mike Might Not Win - look at date!When the Community Board Does NOTHING,You Can Do Something see photo of Alfredo & I on Speed Bump I got for Anna Silver School bottom right hand corner of blog! Recogntion: The NYTimes !!! I ask for 1 billion $ x 3 RICO from SAIC look at date CityTimeURGENT 911 Tech System ECTP Criminal Investigation Needed!
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Passionate letters published in The Financial Times re: Lucien Freud, my art and women's issues, The Wall St. Journal"Betrayal at Ground Zero", The Chief, The New York Times (9),Crains "NYU's Logo should be a dorm with a dollar", The New York Sun, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Metro, AMNY, The Village Voice "Carbon Copy" letter of the week, Newsday, Jerusalem Post, my blog mentioned New York Mag Intelligencer neighborhood watch. Got speed bumps for Anna Silver School & doors for women's bathroom Tompkins. Donated my white blood cells twice to help a little girl fight Non-Hodgkins & man w/Lymphoma. Two hour process & you can only do it 12 x in your life. Too worn out to donate now. Way back Liz Smith mentioned me & my favorite zen quote "Live each moment as if your hair is on fire." which means live in the moment like it is your last aka live life passionately! I am really proud to say I have run 2 New York City Marathons!!! Also to have done volunteer work with pre-school handicap children at Rusk. NYTimes My YouTube work 1) Giuseppi Logan’s Second Chance 2)Mysterious Mr. Rechnitz

Friday, August 1, 2008

Rumor City Hall "SOLD!"


The mayor and mega millionaire socialite city planner Amanda Burden brokered a deal to sell city hall, supersize and it will be part NYU mega dorm and a hotel!!!!!

Just joking!!!!!!!




http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2007/12/why-doesnt-mayor-supersize-city-hall.html

Ave. A, Slow Down, Tin Men, Eat Me on St. Marks Place




You have to look closely and or click on the image but yes that is the Tin Men in the middle there. What part of the anatomy was he missing...?

Thurman Munson

Yo, everyone following my blog know I love Thurman Munson!!!!!!!!!!!
He played with so much heart!!!!!!!




""He was absolutely my favorite teammate," pitcher Goose Gossage has said about Munson. "I had some great, great, great teammates. But he was the best."


p.s.  Love the mustaches from that era, just the best.    The photos of firemen from the early 1900's have dudes with amazing mustaches.   I think the Yankees, FDNY and NYPD dudes show all go for that look. 

Rays




AM NY has a piece in their Friday-weekend edition "Chains wrap around NYC" Is city's character being lost?"

Yes, the city is losing it's character and characters too.

Shop at Mom and Pop stores!

Jay, Tompkins Square Park




Jay really helped out Karl one day out on the street when he was clearly in need. Today he is excited about the music tomorrow and Sunday remembering the riots and he will be there helping out if he can.

Have camera will trespass, The New York Times City Room

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/31/have-camera-will-trespass-on-brooklyns-waterfront/


Makes me think of a conversation I had with Clayton Patterson and how important cameras and video are and cel phone cameras, any kinds are part of people documenting history, happenings, stories....

The NY Daily News "Remembering 9/11/76" letter by Christoper Murphy

The letter includes a photo of the young NYPD officer that was murdered in the a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 1976 by Croatian terrorist at Grand Central.

It is an excellent letter in The NY Daily News  and The NY Daily News has done a very good job bringing attention to the fact the federal parole board let this guy go home and the parole board would not even give  the widow of the Brain Murphy, NYPD police officer the time of day to hear from her while the murderer is at home with his wife now.   

Sept. 11 was the 2nd terrorist attack at the WTC site but at Christoper Murphy points out the federal parole board let a terrorist return home, a terrorist responsible for the death of an NYPD officer who died in the line of duty, Sept. 11, 1976.



http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2008/07/croatian-group-planted-bomb-in-grand.html

Fire Brooklyn front to back photos and confessions from yet another "I am not your stalker" and other tid bits







Fire!!!!!! Big turn out, a lot of really nice guys because I did say hi to a few and ask some questions. No one was hurt thankfully.


Yo, I kid you not, I was going to visit a friend to get photos from the back and there is "////// ???????", assoc. editor from what newspaper (?) who clearly  reads my blog  quite often because the first thing he said is "I am not your stalker."   He was visiting his friend, not here to catch a fire, stalk, etc.    I just turned on my heels to make as much distance as possible and went to take some photos from the front of the fire so I could be around big handsome guys that I feel safe with.


The new catch phrase when people see me is "I am not your stalker" and of course you are not. You are not making judgements on my life style like some Nazi and telling me I am not from the neighborhood where my family history includes  living in tenement houses in the early 1900's and being so poor they were having babies there at home.  (How ironic now rich and middle class people stay at home to have babies.) And believe me,  before my family who were immigrants were here I am smart enough to know there was a long history starting with the American Indians.  

More sad news, some many terrible stories of people losing their housing that are not just tenant landlord issues here in NYC. And there are some good landlords that bend over backward for their tenants from what I have heard and it isn't easy because cost go up.

I am longing for a new small home with green as in greenery, grass to walk bare foot on. I wouldn't want a big house because who could afford it and you would need help trying to clean it all. I just want some peace, quiet and greenery.

That being said I love NYC. The good people just like everything in NYC are extremely good and they come from every economic strata and every background or combination there of!

The FDNY are the best.   I saw Rescue 2 rolling up the street and I am told the Rescue units are like the Harvard of the FDNY...and NYC firemen are the most handsome....just some broad generalizations and humor through the fire and smoke here in NYC.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Robin William's greenhouse Harlem dream house

ABC news local with Lauren Glassberg who I adore.

The house is a dream house.

www.70nline.com

10 dollars to tour this weekend and the money will go to planting trees in Harlem.

ABC news is showing video footage of rapist in Queens.

I don't know if I will have time to get to ABC News website.  Maybe the newspapers will have a link that I can post but please if you can help catch this rapist.   The more videos of rapists and color photos can be posted in windows all around the neighborhood the better.

Keyanna's murder walks

I was not there.  My thoughts were published in the New York Daily News on behalf of Keyanna Jones based on an article I read in The New York Daily News and in the article it was stated she urged peace so I don't understand what she did to deserve being stabbed in the hurt -- to be murdered.


My heart goes out to her family and friends.   It was heartbreaking to listen to her Grandfather speak and he seemed in shock.  ABC showed beautiful photos of Keyanna and again I just feel chills in my body.  This is very disturbing.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2008/06/29/2008-06-29_voice_of_the_people_for_june_30_2008.html


I did not witness what happened but a young girl was stabbed once in the heart and it seems the man's intent was to kill her.

I don't understand why her murderer is allowed to walk.  I understand he felt he was being attacked by a group of teenagers and he claims plunging a knife in Keyanna was self defense.
What was her weapon?  She did not have one.

Again I was not there but I just wonder who is working at the District Attorney's office that presented the case to the grand jury.

lunch conversation about construction accidents, getting women from all over the world, life imitates art?

As much as I stand out, like all people I am also a series of contradictions and one is that I am also invisible more than I would like  sometimes.    I make a reference to being invisible and people talking in front of me as if I don't exist in a fictional short story I wrote called "Chopping the Street" which is about white collar crime.

I was having lunch and a small group of business people where chatting loud enough for me to hear "Bloomberg", "construction accidents" where just that, they happen, (he may have also blamed supervisors) something to that affect --- which anyone who knows me or follows this blog knows I feel we had way too many accidents because this was a tsunami  --- it was way too fast to be safe and there are many other reasons it was and isn't safe which I am not going to discuss+ and than the loquacious man talked of a man he admired -- I didn't know the name.   I can't remember the name but he admired this guy because he could get any woman he wanted,  "South American", "Asian", "Russian", you get my point...


In "Chopping the Street..." I talk about the "white collars"    ....as they "white collars"  had
their quieter, or not so quiet parties with "servants of all kinds".

I ate as quickly as possible and left.    Does life imitate art?   There was something about that conversation that "felt" criminal to me.
It was so horrible.   I wished I had my head phones.


+ There are so many reasons why these site were not safe and still are not.   I am not anti-construction.  I have stood up for the construction workers pointing out at City Council Task Force  Meeting on DOB which Christine Quinn was too busy to attend, Dec. 2006, that too many constructions workers were dying.   There is so much construction going on city wide right now it is mind boggling and still I believe impossible to "police" safe guard because there is just "too much" and only so many union trained workers....I also wonder where the droves of mostly wealthy people will come to fill all these supersized mega builds city wide.   And you know my stance on our infrastructure and yet another way peoples lives are endangered.


Tenants and Neigbhors -- this was forwarded to me by activist

Tenants & Neighbors Happy Hour on July 31
Tenants & Neighbors is launching a new initiative to involve more young people in the struggle to preserve affordable housing and strengthen tenant protections. Join us for the kick-off event on July 31 at 5:30 at SideBar at 110 East 15th Street at Irving Place. Admission, which includes a one year introductory membership to Tenants & Neighbors, is $20, $15 for people 25 and under, who qualify for our youth membership rate, and $10 for current members. Come and learn about our current campaigns and about how you can get involved!


Save the Date: Tenants & Neighbors Annual Meeting and Conference on September 20
Please mark your calendars now and plans to attend Tenants & Neighbors’ annual membership meeting and conference on Saturday, September 20. The theme of the conference is "From the Ground Up: Building a Grassroots Movement for Tenant Power."

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

If you have an inner prude, respect it and don't read....plus email to the Gov and other matters that matter or don't



Yes, I emailed Gov. Patterson today about environmental, infrastructure concerns, illegal air sale over St. Ann's etc.   

So what is new....?

I was feeling under the weather and yowza, I can't explain it but I pasted this fierce dude with tatts, including wings that wowed me and rocked my world, hmmmm,  I can't wait until I out grow this particular phase but I am feeling a little better tonight.   Hot!!!!!!!!

I am planning on getting rock climbing ropes and scaling The New York Times building nude with SBT text about nudity aka transparency in NYC government (and of course my website www.suzannahbtroyartist.com but first I have to get in better shape.  I want to call The New York Post and get on their front cover like the artist Kasuma and if I am not in shape you know they won't give me the time of day.  I also have to call the police and get arrested.  Just joking of course.

Kasuma did go nude in the courtyard of the Museum of Modern Art and did make the front page of The New York Post as she got arrested.


http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/1998/kusama/

She made some fun and wild under wear art.   My under wear art is about technology being a 2nd skin, technology changing faster than fashion, human relations and sexual politics.

One of my favorite Kusama art works is a chair but like no other.  
If you are a prude you should not be reading this!

Yo I am tired!

I have that lovely 9-11 throat burn and I am tired.
Thanks for all the emails.  I can't post everything but I am reading them and I commend you for all your caring on so many issues from health care to the environment, politics and everything.  If I don't post it just means I am worn out but bravo for your efforts and thank you!!!!!!!

email from Andrew Berman for 75 Morton Street, a rally!


Dear friend:

Please join GVSHP for a rally we are co-sponsoring on Wednesday, August 6th at 5:30 pm in front of 75 Morton Street (at Greenwich Street), where we will be joining local public school parents, elected officials, and the community board to call for preservation of the State-owned building at 75 Morton Street for re-use as a local public school.
Background: 75 Morton Street is a former warehouse built in 1919 and currently owned and occupied by the State. However, the State intends to sell off the building, potentially to the highest bidder for whatever use they see fit. A recent rezoning of neighboring blocks, and the City's recent decision to allow 'condo-hotels' (like the nearby Trump SoHo 'Condo-Hotel') in the area, increases development pressure on this site.

GVSHP has joined with the Public School Parent Advocacy Committee to ask the City and State to turn the building into a much-needed local public school, given levels of overcrowding at nearby schools. We are concerned about what could happen to the site if it is simply sold off for development, and support locating a school there, which would maintain the building for a public purpose and potentially create an open space attached to the school which could also be used by the general public. A decision from the State is expected shortly, so Wednesday's rally is needed to send a strong message about the community's wishes for the site.
If you plan to come to the rally, or cannot come but are interested in this issue, please reply to this e-mail to let us know.

Best,

Andrew Berman
Executive Director,
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

To join GVSHP or support our preservation efforts, go to www.gvshp.org/membership.htm.

My thoughts on Rita's letter, John Sexton and thanks to people from all over for caring.

I love Rita's letter for so many reasons including her mention of saving trees at Berkeley as an analogy to Provincetown Playhouse which I find touching.  The letter is awesome!!!!!

I like the term "position of power", sounds sexy, except in this case of course.  It is the opposite.

I call NYU the Evil Empire of the East Village because NYU mega dormed the East Village to death.  I know West Villagers feel the same and anywhere from Stuy Town to South Street Seaport most community members feel NYU has gone too far and is predatory and destructive, not a good partner with the community.

I kind of look at John Sexton as Darth Vader but Darth Vader had some redeeming qualities.  John Sexton has sold out, sold out the neighborhood although NYU has such powerful connections they can always get good p.r.

The city is going bust and it is so disturbing that the no. 1 real estate magnate, NYU is buying up and supersizing as fast as possible because they probably won't have a mayor like Mike Bloomberg who acts like he is the mayor of NYU and not NYC so the rush is on to tear down and supersize asap.   I have heard that the President of Columbia U. is in fierce competition with the President of NYU to supersize and in every way possible.  I was told both men have "lost their way" and forgotten their true values."  This was told me in Italy by the first Americans I finally came across, how ironic.  Columbia U. is the no. 3 real estate magnate.  Cooper Union wants us to know they are not as bad as NYU and I say that is just because they don't have NYU's resources.   The new studio building, the intent to tear down their Science building and supersize and lease thanks to Amanda Burden, mega millionaire socialite city planner and Cooper Union's mega dorm fit in with the river of NYU mega dorms down Third Avenue which start at 14th Street and all "not for profit" which would seem to indicate a cap on not for profits real estate magnates as the city goes belly up.  I am told they use the term community facility to supersize and exclude the community which is why I keep calling for community outreach resource centers in every mega dorm and supersized "university housing".

Thanks to people from all over the world that take to the time to speak up for our communities.  You are New Yorkers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a letter to John Sexton from a Californian that cares. Preserve the historic Provincetown Playhouse!!!!

This letter via email was forwarded to me and I contacted Rita and asked for permission to post on my blog.   Rita, thank you for your passion and carrying for the City of New York, for our historic Provincetown Playhouse.  I consider you a true "Villager" and a New Yorker!!!
This is a letter to the President of NYU, John Sexton.


Dear Mr. Sexton:

I am writing regarding the preservation of the Provincetown Playhouse. Why is it so hard for you to understand the importance of preserving the historic playhouse. I think you are just interested in money and that you have forgotten there are some things worth preserving despite the big money needed for a law school.

In Berkeley, there is a grove of old stand trees that the University wants to destroy in order to build a new sports facility. The trees cannot be instantly regrown somewhere else. Yes, new trees can be replanted but they will not be the trees that have been there for hundreds of years. And it will take hundreds of years for new trees to become symbolic of the campus.

There is a sports facility nearby that is used by the men's teams. The administration is crying because the women's team will not be by the old facility. The administration wants what it wants and it does not care that the trees are part of the very fiber and heritage and tradition of the campus.

The trees are the historic symbol of the Berkeley campus of the University of California. Provincetown Playhouse is the symbol of the tradition of theatre in your area. When it is gone, that symbol that is part of the tradition of our country dies a little. More and more of those symbols are disappearing.

You of all people should be fighting to save it. Shame on you that you are so willing to give it away. Shame on you that you support the lies that have been told and continue to be told about its protection.

Money buys lots of things. It can buy a new law school or an education building. Or it can be used to preserve a place of creativity and memorial to the best that has been produced in theatre in our country.

Please use your position of power to help keep alive this wonderful reminder of the creativity of American theatre. It should remain a continuing active theatre producing the best plays in our time.

Sincerely,



Rita Ayral

*Dear Loyal Readers of my blog:  To help go to www.gvshp.org and read, join, learn how you can help!  Thank you, SBT

SBT at Tompkins -- Music and Riots photo by Clayton Patterson

Yo!  Photo by Clayton Patterson and I WISH WE HAD ACCESS TO CLAYTON AND ELSA'S PHOTOS AND VIDEOs because I am not a photographer.  I just use my iphone.   I am sure Clayton has some truly smoking photos from Sunday!!!!!!!!!


Loved the photo and I see one of my best buddy's girl friend in the photo.

I had so much fun.  I screamed so loudly as Hammer Brain played to off load some tension!!!!!!

I had fun!!!!!

I would love to see more of Clayton Patterson's and Elsa Rensaa's photo documentation and videos.  They have been documenting our neighborhood, community and NYC for so long and they have a huge archive which becomes more important as the city under goes the newest "bad make over take over" (feels like the baddest to me and I know it is all relative).   



Clayton and Elsa are also really good at what they do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Clayton and Elsa!!!!!!!

Amercian Indians real New Yorkers

http://graywolf94.tripod.com/



I have posted the American Indian Museum downtown before and I just found this support group.

Heartbreaking, the history...   Ignorant people want to dismiss it using words like "casinos".


Solar one/Chris Neidl + Special Council Hearing on Alt. Energy Sources and NY

Contact: Chris Neidl
Solar One
(212) 505-6050
neidl@solar1.org
www.solar1.org

Special City Council Hearing on Alternative Energy Sources and New York
City's Electricity Grid: Potential, Challenges and Policy Directions.
When: Thursday July 31, 2008, 9:30am-1:00pm
Where: Hunter College, West Building (southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street in Manhattan) in the 8th Floor Faculty Dining Room.

The Infrastructure Task Forc

"Sewage spills cut into beach time" Amy Zimmer, Metro

Sewage spills cut in to beach time,  Amy Zimmer, Metro
Again this is a huge problem and anyone walking around the Lower East Side when it is raining can see when it remains it is like the East River can to the East Village.

Amy says in NYC "sewers were designed long ago to collect storm run off".

Well Mother Nature provides us the most natural resource for storm run off but the mayor keeps letting developers eat up every piece of green for the all mighty dollar green.

Infrastructure is old and the city is supersizing at a rapid pace and that was just one concern regarding St. Ann's but also for the entire city.




http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2008/05/old-new-york.html
This has photo images you might like that also tell the story.


The New York Times did an article on gardens and the need for green as a natural way to absorb rain and I know it is posted here somewhere but really too tired to search.

There is so much more I want to post and talk about but I have to rest.
And dear Readers:  Some of you have directly contacted me about how much you love the neighborhood, community and city and I consider you East Villagers and real New Yorkers because you care, you love the community and you actually come here and help us.
Thank you.

newest video of NYPD nightstick disturbing.

Newest video of the nightstick incident is disturbing.    I do think they are the largest police force, aprox.  37,000 policing over 8 million?  

The NYPD also does a lot of good and there are no videos and youtube footage of all they good the do.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"air toll" on the water planes and helicopters to the Hamptons?

For the really rich who are flying out to the Hamptons via water planes and helicopters -- whatever the fees are can they raise them even more to get money for NYC?




suicide response to mortgage crisis which hits all economic strata USA

This mortgage crisis hit many Americans hard and of all economic backgrounds.  There is just too much to talk about but I saw a piece in Metro, "The Suicide Solution" that mentioned the tragic response by a woman in Mass. that killed herself rather than lose her house.  If I remember correctly she left behind a husband, can't remember if there was kids.

It is really clear anyone can lose their housing these days and in so many different ways as entire neighborhood uptown is facing eminent domain "abuse" in my opinion thanks to Columbia U. or ask Daniel Goldstein about the Ratner development.

Let me count the ways, there are too many....

Metro, Patrick Arden "Everyone suck it in" Subways filled to capacity

http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Everyone_suck_it_in/13157.html

Yup, it is on Union Square and bless Metro and Patrick Arden.

AM New York also bless you from last month (?) when you did the piece on the subways literally rotting and I too posted photos of the water coming thru ceilings and that was on scorching sunny days.

Question re:  subways packed to capacity -- when all the supersizing around Union Square Park and 14th St., 13th Street, and 12 with St. Ann's mega dorm-- was this in any way taken in to consideration.   NYU occupies to much of the property around there and supersizes to capacity and I am told that NYU even has a building that serves as a hotel for parents...just what I heard.

Anyway great article with even better photos in paper page 2!

City Critters, making another donation

I am making another donation today for City Critters.



They are terrific and I needed some follow up info and they got if for me.


Rape, man caught sodomizing boy and two NYPD officers caught him.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2008/07/26/2008-07-26_rape_suspect_caught_on_security_camera_a.html

I am trying to find info to post on rapist that was on NY1 and I haven not find info but I came across this and want to post it to show yes it can be male on male and cross any boundary.

NYPD narcotics officers where on the ball and the caught this creep.


breasts poems and postings

It sure feels like I was assaulted and for those interested in violence towards women which starts often with verbal attacks and escalates go to my search engine and type in "breast poems" and click on the link for the large breast print painting I did way back when.  Please note that attacks starting with verbal assaults can also be female on female for all the same twisted reasons from mental illness to jealousy*, etc.  but what ever gender, what ever there is a line people cross and it is no longer about freedom of speech and globally if you could tally it up it usual end with females targeted.   Remeber Tina Negron's last words...I have many posting on her death and her last words where about "control" and I think I mention control in my letter in the Financial Times.   It is a sick power trip and control is part the package.

I also have been published in The Financial Times with regard to Lucien Freud's painting of a nude older woman and my own art but in terms of what I would call geo-sexual inequality including economics to basic human rights.

Another letter that relates to this topic is a letter I had published in the Arts and Leisure Section on Women and Pornography and I have a special homage to Mae West but the bottom line is I talk about violence towards women.   These are old letters but it is clear there is so much acceptable violence on so many levels directed towards girls and women.

I have documented the "East Village verbal assault" which I believe was also in part because I am a woman.

When you do the search under "breast poem" you will see my art and links and than you will see postings about Tina Negron.

Heartbreaking.   Young beautiful woman murdered in the East Village and by a sick individual living amongst us, surprise.   Not at all.   Also remember you don't have to have dated someone or even know them to be a victim of violence of any kind.

* Etc. covers a lot and I want to add -- violence of any kind can also be linked in my opinion to possible abuse of drugs, legal and illegal and alcohol or any combination there of.

I also believe there is more "drug abuse" involving prescription drugs and any combination stated above and not just because of higher population but because pharmaceutical companies are distributing them more than ever to kids on up and use tv and the media to "push them" or advertise them....

NYPD rookie knocks critical mass bicyclist to ground.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2008/07/28/2008-07-28_rookie_cop_in_hot_water_after_video_show.html


I made it clear I have a more positive view of the NYPD and I have been published on their behalf.  This is awful.   I often do not agree with The New York Times editors but way back they wrote a great piece on the NYPD and Critical Mass working together and I agree.

From the video it appears completely unprovoked and violent.   The New York Post editors want to say no harm done but anyone witnessing that and the man being knocked down would most likely disagree.

David Rankin is an excellent lawyer.  He defended a friend of mine successfully.   I hired him.   He is a young impressive lawyer.   As I have said before I see him as a young William Kunstler. Except he doesn't work the media the way Kunstler did and Kuby does.

I have only seen Kuby "work the media" once in my life in person and on 3rd Street, the East Village and he was phenomenal.  

exhaustion

Continue to wake up tired actually feeling exhausted.

I do feel more and more city living is not for me although I remain here for now.  I can't imagine being in my fifties dealing with all the problems that seem to be getting far worse.

Governor Patterson talked about the budgetary crisis and add in the infrastructure, environmental problems and the cost of life here sky rocketing along with the biggest push out yet.   It will make some people happy like the NYU power brokers -- it will mean for buy ups using their not for profit status which the city can't afford anymore. 

Just one of many reasons the city is going bust.   

How ironic that as the city goes further down in every way opposite the sky piercing mega builds, the budget is beyond bust, the mayor continues to expand his mega fortune while in office.   Some people have all the luck.

Karen Love Saves the Day

posting on my site Bloomberg's web of deception

Readers:  I got this posting as a comment on my blog and I am sharing it with you.

I don't know anything about this website and it covers other celebrities, famous people and their families and I am not comfortable with some of it from the quick look I took.

I did call for nudity my Mae West way of asking for transparency from the mayor on down to the community boards and here is a response:


New York Mayor Bloomberg's companies allowed numerous tax warrants, tax liens, Department of Labor judgments to occur that are scattered across the country from California to New York
Here are just several

http://webofdeception.com/#bloomberg


Monday, July 28, 2008

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F03E1D61531F936A3575AC0A9629C8B63&scp=11&sq=Suzannah%20B.%20Troy&st=cse



East Villager is cyber stalking me but considers themselves a hero and true East Villager

Go to the posting on "Eviction Notice Economakis"  
and please be aware I have a cyber stalker.

I asked this anonymous person to leave my blog and me alone and this anonymous East Villager continues to return after telling me how boring I am and a list of other insults and put downs continues to return to harass me.  

Please take the time to read this person's attacks and how this person feels he or she is the real deal,  a true East Villager.




Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Natives are Hostile, Beautiful boy, what the East Village use to look like





Hammer Brain and 20 years ago Al was on the front page of the NY Post










20 years ago Al of Hammer Brain with a huge Mohawk was on the cover of The New York Post so I am told. He was arrested and it was one of the images that made front page news.

Al is one of the most wonderful people in the neighborhood and so smart!!!!!!! I adore him and he is so supportive of artistic souls, a compassionate intelligent guy and Hammer Brain rocked tonight.

I am so tired I feel my eyes ache. I want to post a few more photos and than I have to rest. Just beyond thrilled to see Al do his thing in Tompkins. He is an amazing soul!

Clayton Patterson documenting Remembering the riots 20 years ago




Clayton Patterson is a kind of Lower East Side Icon along with his partner in life Elsa Rensaa and key documentor of the riots from 20 years ago which -- the parts that I did see where extremely painful to watch because the NYPD did completely lose control and where violent. The video in some ways has probably improved relations because no one wants to revisit that violence on either side and today everyone was peaceful and calm.

Clayton Patterson's video footage of the riots from 20 years ago will be shown at Webster Hall, I think Tuesday Aug, 5th.  (It should also be noted Clayton was arrested a week ago for doing what he does photographing what is happening and I hope the 7th Precinct will drop the charges.  I have a posting on this. http://suzannahbtroy.blogspot.com/2008/07/7th-precinct-nypd-officers-arrest-lower.html)

The message was save the community, shop in small business stores and pick up litter. I was so glad to see my friend Al up there performing tonight. I screamed loudly.

I feel awful because of a horrible and traumatic experience I had to sell my studio in a coop and I am glad to be out and hope never to live in a coop again but I am in what I call a hotel..aka condo and although 4 stories tall it is part of the new development I loathe but it was either that or get killed on taxes and be renter so I chose condo.

I am just glad to be a New Yorker and help any way I can city wide and that includes people, parks and animals.

Eviction Notice Economakis!!!!! Tompkin Square remembering included "let them eat cake Alistair" eviction menace to the community Economakis!


Eviction battle continues "Dead Bakery Walking" Peter Silvestri and Jerry Pecchia



I asked Peter how is it going....He said it is month to month, "Dead Bakery Walking" and we laughed.

Truly it is either laugh or cry and today we all went with laughing.

I am holding up the beautiful art card that you can see in person which includes the image of Filomena, Peter's Mom who died at 94 knowing we the community of the East Village and beyond (because so many consider Filomena and Peter's kindness and soul food an oasis and healthy resource)
we fought and won a mini-miracle so Filomena died at 94 knowing all her hard work and her dream, her son were not thrown out on the street.

Please type in "Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen" in my search engine and read more postings and help if you can!


Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen, 130 Saint Marks Place 212-677-7597 

me and police brutality in Tompkins


Yes, I did experience police brutality in Tompkins Square Park -- a very young big huge muscular police man laughed at me.

Ouch!

The only way I can cope is a sense of humor and the Mae West in me is coming out full force so hey mr. young big police man, when I am mayor, even though you are tall enough and handsome enough you are not going to be one of my bodyguards!

I voted for mayor Bloomberg twice not understanding he was going to destroy this city with over the top community crushing development so fast it has endangered our safety with infrastructure and construction  tragedies/fiasco's and more is to come. I did not understand the mayor was not going to be the mayor of the people but he is the mayor of NYU and the mayor of this destructive tsunami of development.

The only feature Mike Bloomberg has that has been greatly enhanced since he became mayor is his huge NYPD bodyguards that surround him like a wall.  When I had my chat with the mayor on the steps of city hall they were cool and gave us space.   When the mayor quickly got the jist of my feelings for his support of NYU he walked away and he and his huge bodyguards heard me yell this, "Honor our FIRE POLICE  and EMS downtown at the WTC site!!!"  Something like that and I asked for a raise for the NYPD and FDNY in the New York Times that directly addressed the mayor and I was published in The Wall St. Journal "Betrayal at Ground Zero" which again talks about honoring our rescue workers down town.

Tonight in Tompkins remembering the riots was peaceful and that includes the NYPD and that is they way it should be.  

The video footage from 20 years ago is devastating and young kids here tonight did not know about it.   No one here was anti-police in fact I think we are all pro-community.  What is amazing is some people have had their teeth knocked out and knees stomped on and they have no bad feelings towards the police.  Our community has come along way towards healing but of course the question is -- will the community survive?  



I have admiration and compassion for the NYPD but I also have seen some of the video footage and put it this way, I am glad the police officers today representing the 9th Precinct were layed back and cool as much as people had a great time and one of the terrific people running the show spoke powerful words about saving our community, about shopping in small stores and not mega stores and picking up litter!!!!  Anyone who reads my blog knows how I feel about litter bugs.



The stresses of the city, politics, what feels like corruption,  NYC politics feel incestuous and a club -- an orgy of admiration club as the people continue getting crushed as gentrification becomes supersification people are getting crushed with higher Con Ed bills, higher taxes to come, higher prices at the supermarket, the gas pump so the biggest crush in NYC is coming, so say bye bye.

I continue to feel drunk with exhaustion, I try to keep my eyes on my cats as they sit outside on our terrace which is hard.   Just bounced my iphone on the ground again.   I had Karl and 5 other guys protectively point to my iphone  on the ground at Tompkins.  I really need to get away with my cats asap but it isn't easy.   My inner beauty switch is off.  It was just great to feel the love from community members especially in Peter's Bakery, more on that to come.

Orange flowers Houston Street by Bowery


Lorcan and Jeannie

1 Billion dollar pension fund set to burst by David Seifman





http://www.nypost.com/seven/07272008/news/columnists/1b_pension_bomb_set_to_burst_121847.htm

David Seifman's piece "One Billion pension bomb to burst" is just part of the horror show that tax payers will have to absorb and the other is the delipidated infrastructure which is either bursting, exploding or constantly being expanded mostly for sky piercing hotels, condos and mega dorms. The streets are in such bad conditions they seem like they were built around the year the water pipe broke on West 10th Street which was just before the Civil War.

It all ready feels like  New Yorkers are getting killed and not just on taxes including future hikes to absorb the billion dollar pension bomb.
Suzannah B. Troy

photos in and around the East Village and Bowery...the boarded street is the Bowery intersection by Houston Street...welcome to the Bloomberg New York you haven't heard about and you can only experience first hand.   All my dear readers know how I feel about the death toll from construction related injuries and infrastructure related accidents like the gas explosion from Friday that was like a bomb severely burning people.

I voted for Bloomberg twice but he has shown me one rendering of what he and Amanda Burden had in mind in terms of supersized development I would have voted against him.

This is a horror show above ground, below ground and in terms of future hikes in everything including as David Seifman points out taxes hikes to absorb the pensions.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Shelter from the storm, get out my Jack Maple book





I was in The Strand circa what seems like a 100 years ago before the traumatic actual move (as oppose to the on going trauma) and I always visit the crime section and the law section and sometimes the two intersect. Anyway the Jack Maple book practically fell off the book shelf and into my hands and I like facial hair. It is such a great read, even though there were aspects of his life well put it this way he was a character but an Olympic heart and he was such an over achiever when it came to policing...you must read this book.

Hello Jack, can you hear me....I wish you and I could chat about the city. I saw some young transit police officers chase someone and the perp jumped in to the subway train. They just shook their head in defeat.


Not chubby over weight Jack Maple. Jack Maple would have sprinted up the stairs and taken a cab to the next stop which he did as a young transit cop and caught the guy! He was not built like an Olympic gold medalist sprinter but clearly he had the heart of one.

By the way, he go in big trouble with his superior officers way back when for daring to arrest someone when he saw a crime on his way to work in the subway. In the old days each dept was very separate so a transit cop was to only handle transit, etc. and the separate departments did not communicate.

Jack Maple emphasizes transparency in his book and he suggests xeroxing his guidelines in the back of his book and handing them in which I did to the 9th and to the Commish's office because I am a character too.  (When I stop communicating that means I give up but I do believe in the NYPD and they continue to evolve and our the most dynamic police officer as well as the largest.)

I do think Commish Kelly has done a good  job considering he came in after 9-11 with completely new responsibilities that are defining as we go post 9-11.    Our mayor closed fire houses and allowed the NYPD starting salary to be lowered.   The mayor won't even give the fire, police and ems their rank at the memorial and the mayor has erased the largest loss of rescue workers in our city's and our nation's history at the fence which you would think he would want to honor.

I really wish the mayor had to wear a blue uniform for even half a day and walk the streets or police the housing projects and in uniform. 

The population is rising and the NYPD numbers dropped and the responsibilities and complexities continue.   

ps  When I wrote my piece on wanting transparency (used the provocative word nudity or naked to get readers attention) from the mayor on down to the community boards I was thinking of the Jack Maple.)

Did you know Community boards members get free parking placards? I did not know this.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/07/25/2008-07-25_manhattan_community_leaders_set_example_.html

Well click here and read on.
Community Board 2 is getting some praise for giving them up.

I don't imagine Community Board 3, the is the East Village, Lower East Side and the Bowery will be doing so, do you?

Please calculate how much that is worth to a person to have a free parking placard in dollar bills.
I never thought about that but that is like getting paid in gold because parking is so scare.
Hmmmm.
When I went to my first community board meeting it was the most unfriendly welcome, actually all of them were pretty unfriendly like it was a closed club.   I asked David McWater about why they were so unfriendly and he said they just have to get to know me.  Yeah right!

I won't attend any more meeting and here is why.  The last was when the very pretty Christine Shakespeare of NYU-dom reprimanded Andrew Berman for singling out poor NYU from all other not for profit institutions and I did respond "Because you are the only not for profit institution to build a river of mega dorms down Third Avenue.  David McWater who owns many bars and no one on the community board and community board SLA 3 consider this a conflict of interest and manger let me know that what I said, when I said it was unacceptable.  Thanks for protecting NYU's interest.  Could you imagine me living next to St. Ann's being so outraged by the stupidity or her question that I respond with an answer that she should know especially with the salary they are paying her.

By the way, pretty Christine liked my ideas about community outreach resource centers and how I wanted the people in the projects included in this outreach, etc. and to date....nothing and that was before NYU set a world record building St. Ann's mega dorm.

I don't want to run for a community board position but if I did I would make sure everyone in the community knew who I am and that I want to hear them and represent the community if it means setting up an office on a park bench in a park or by a subway.   I could not live with myself representing a community that does not know I represent them.

Community boards need way better community outreach, accountability and if need be turn it into a democracy where people vote and no placards especially until the community can say, yes we know what is a community board, who represents us and when the meet and that the community's voices are heard and the board shows documentation of how they have responded.


Thurmon Munson!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurman_Munson

On facial hair and baseball -- it works!!!!!!!!  Click on the above link to see the photo and my mustache theory.
Thurmon Munson is my most favorite Yankee.  I watched him play ball on tv, have his faded signature and the teams (but not here in my home aka hotel room).   And of course I love Babe Ruth.




http://www.cmgworldwide.com/baseball/munson/photo_1.htm

best sports reporting on Joba, felt like having a cigarette after reading and I don't smoke! Thanks John Harper, that was a really good read!

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2008/07/26/2008-07-26_untitled__harper27s-1.html



Best sports reporting on Joba by John Harper.  It was so good I felt like smoking a cigarette afterward but I didn't because I don't smoke!  Thanks John Harper, that was a really good read!


p.s.  The New York Post is my favorite sports sections because they are good reporters and they publish my letters but John's reporting hit the spot.  Sorry guys.  My favorite sports letter is the one about the Yankees passionless play and wanting them to have to give some of their bloated salaries back to the city for firefighters, police, ems, homeless, libraries, schools, etc.  when they didn't win the world series.

p.s.  I think the Yankees and the NYPD should both allow facial hair.  Look at the photos from the 60's and 70's!  Hello?

Dead guy for sale! Cheap! East Village humor...

Sense of humor is survival and I think God has a worse sense of humor than  Howard Stern. 

Anyway, just one of the guys having a laugh...

At least it is not one of the notorious landlords but our local characters.