On the afternoon of Saturday, September 16, Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood, an annual food festival and fundraiser, was held at Irving Place between 17th and 18th Streets. Food stands lined the block, with restaurateurs ladling out tastings under an open, sunny sky.
Over 20 restaurants participated this year including 5 Napkin Burger, Laut, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, BLT Prime, Trattoria Il Mulino, Burger & Lobster, Casa Neta, Chawlas 2 and Farmer & The Fish.
Con Ed trucks on East 14th Street (Photo by Sherman Sussman)
By Sabina Mollot
With construction a constant in Manhattan, some residents have the misfortune of hearing trucks back up, pile drivers pound and re-directed motorists curse as the soundtracks to their day. However, one resident of Stuyvesant Town, who lives down the street from the Extell development site and across the street from Con Ed, reached out to us after being woken up at 2:45 a.m. on Tuesday due to work crews on the street.
According to Sherman Sussman, it was at that time that he saw a crew in Con Ed trucks doing non-emergency work in front of 635 East 14th Street. He knew it was non-emergency work after heading downstairs and speaking with the foreman. There were also other trucks idling for over 15 minutes by then, he told us.
“Wouldn’t you like to see one of these NFL owners say to someone who disrespects our flag, get that son of a bitch off the field now… you’re fired!”
With that stunning unprovoked rant against professional athletes engaging in protesting what they believe to be societal injustices, the president of the United States proved conclusively that he has no understanding of our Constitution, our history or our American values.
Donald Trump may be president, but he does not speak for me or most Americans, nor does he represent the democracy and sense of decency that millions of Americans fought to preserve over the many years.
It may be redundant, but I guess it needs repeating, that this nation is founded on laws and not the whims (or tweets) of any particular man or woman.
The bedrock of our democracy is built on our Constitution and particularly the first ten amendments known as the Bill of Rights. These are our unique national ethics and statement of principles, and which sets our nation apart from other governments.