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  • Witch Doctor Convicted of Selling Crystals in Union Square Judge Rejects Him as Artist

    10/25/2013 3:55:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 | Shayna Jacobs
    Witch doctor convicted of selling crystals in Union Square after judge rejects argument that he’s an artistAngel Silva, 51, tried to claim at this Manhattan Criminal Court bench trial that his rocks and crystals were art. But Judge Diana Boyar rejected that argument and said he needed a vendor's license.A witch doctor peddling what he claims are holistic rocks and crystals in Union Square was convicted Wednesday for selling the items without a permit. Angel Silva, 51, failed to convince the judge that his goods are works of art, which would exempt them from street vendor requirements. His attorney, Steven...
  • Ban The Scan (Anti-TSA Rally In Union Square)

    06/12/2011 9:19:34 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | June 12, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    One of the more interesting portions of Manhattan’s geography is Union Square Park, which serves as a farmer’s market, transit hub, and rallying point for political activists of varying political stripes. One of the groups that has used Union Square to showcase its views, both today and in the past, is the Communist Party. However, this past friday saw a protest sponsored by the New York Libertarian Party that was entitled Ban the Scan, and intended to speak out against what it perceives as misguided policies initiated by the Transportation Security Administration, an agency within the Department of Homeland Security...
  • May Day Photos and Coverage: Part I

    05/04/2011 12:21:30 AM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 4th, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    My apologies for beginning this entry with such a startlingly vulgar image, but I thought it appropriate to visually demonstrate the level of debate I encountered from open borders anarchists during the May Day rally held at Foley Square. These two characters-who obviously eschew fasting as a form of political protest-are from the very violent, yet strangely ineffectual, organization known as Antifa. They oppose what they describe as “fascism” by replicating the methods and tactics of brownshirts. More on them later. I will begin our journey into the depths of Marxist inadequacy, however, chronologically. I and several members of New...
  • Bomb Squad Called to Vehicle Containing Gas Containers in NYC

    05/13/2010 9:12:47 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 56 replies · 3,145+ views
    FOX News ^ | 05/13/2010 | FOX News
    NEW YORK -- Police and the fire department are investigating a suspicious vehicle parked with gas canisters inside it near Union Square in Manhattan late Thursday, MyFOXNY.com reported.
  • Workers World Party (communist) front to lead pro-illegal immigrant protests today (May Day)

    05/01/2010 7:11:22 AM PDT · by ETL · 30 replies · 1,080+ views
    Workers World Party - May 1 Coalition
    CALL FOR MAY DAY 2010 UNITY COALITION May Day 2010 is rapidly approaching. This year’s May Day is more important than ever as the economic and financial crisis continues to strike a heavy blow on workers from the U.S. and around the world. A recovery with no jobs is a recovery solely for the multinational corporations, who are raking in record profits as the people face increasing poverty, joblessness, homelessness, disease and death.The escalation of war abroad in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the racist, ruthless military occupation of Haiti demand our response.A powerful and massive united fight-back against this...
  • San Francisco antique businesses busted by federal agents (allegedly hired dozens of illegals)

    01/05/2006 11:13:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 625+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/5/06 | ap - San FRancisco
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A string of antique stores were busted Thursday for allegedly hiring dozens of illegal immigrants, selling fake pieces and engaging in the black market ivory trade, federal authorities said. During searches of 11 locations, agents arrested 29 foreign nationals from Israel, Mexico, China and South America on immigration violations, said Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The investigation involved more than 150 agents from ICE, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which was looking into whether the businesses illegally imported and sold ivory and ivory products....
  • Giant Snapple project floods New York square

    06/23/2005 6:05:15 AM PDT · by Zunt Toad · 62 replies · 1,446+ views
    CBC Canada ^ | June 23, 2005 | Staff
    An attempt to erect a 16-tonne ice pop in a New York square [Union Square] froze traffic and created a sticky situation for the company behind the stunt. The soft-drink maker Snapple tried to get into the Guinness World Records book by installing the 7½-metre confection in downtown Manhattan on Tuesday. As a construction crane began to haul it upright, a pink tide of kiwi-strawberry-flavoured fluid spread across Union Square. The slush forced pedestrians to flee for higher ground. Firefighters closed off several roads, fearing that vehicles and bicycles could slip. "What was unsettling was that the fluid just kept...
  • Union Square kicks out young carolers Grade-school kids get boot for lack of permit from city

    12/05/2004 10:01:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 64 replies · 2,489+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/5/4 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Two dozen San Francisco schoolkids sporting white turtlenecks and Santa hats got a very un-Christmaslike civics lesson the other day when they showed up at Union Square hoping to delight Christmas shoppers with holiday carols. "They just wanted to set up next to the Christmas tree and sing,'' said Donna Vargas, one of the parents who escorted the fifth- and sixth-graders from San Francisco Day School on Friday's outing. Instead, they got the boot. Seems they didn't have a city permit -- so after a brief run-in with the park's security, the kids were shooed away. "How can children not...
  • Union Square Reopening Celebration

    07/23/2002 12:36:36 AM PDT · by American Preservative · 1 replies · 140+ views
    sfvisitor.org ^ | July 23, 2002
    Click here for detailed info Following a world-class yet exhaustive eighteen-month renovation that forced its temporary closure, the landmark park constituting the heart of the City -Union Square- will reopen to the public with a series of celebratory events from July 25th-28th. Don't miss this historic opportunity to honor one of the most beloved places in San Francisco!