After a day that started out very rainy and pajama-worthy, it seems Mother Nature decided to shed her dreary grey coat and welcome the NYC May Day protesters with sunshine and 60 degrees. Don’t quote me, but they marched from Bryant Park down fifth avenue to Union Square, with musicians leading, chanting “We are the 99 percent”, all as a part of worldwide marches in a call for better wages and more jobs, but don’t take my word for it. It was pretty hard to ignore the 1,000 to 3,000 marchers singing, shouting, banging and strumming their way through the flatiron area in an awesome – in the true sense of the word – display of anti-government sentiment. I have to say, there was a spry, feel-good vibe to the march (even from all the way up there), and yet there were arrests and the usual tyranny from the bullies-cum-police officers, but like I said, don’t quote me. I can only hope that the weather, and the change in tone are a sign that the protests, and their outcome, are taking an upward turn. But once again, I, like Fox News, should not be quoted.
And in Less Police-Brutality-Evoking Flatiron News
As a part of an art series in the Flatiron building, artist Hu Bing currently has a display up, “Shattered Debris Sheer Transformation”, with reimagined broken bottles and windshields draped and smashed, melted and remolded, and subsequently suspended in panty-hose .
As a fan of Dalí, I had to take in this exhibit. Bing has managed to mold glass to move like Dalí’s melting clocks. The best part is, the display is in the very tip of the Flatiron, ground floor on the street for all to see. All you have to do is walk by.Shattered Debris Sheer Transformation by Hu Bing Closes June 2nd
Go. Protest. Create.