"Once Upon a Time in the 70s"
This was Art Beach, the area where Gateway Plaza, Battery Park City, Brookfield Place , etc now stand. The west side of West Side Highway, which was elevated in those days. You can see it as elevated in the distance. At the end of the island you can even see Castle Clinton. This beach was only there for us that lived here in NYC for a brief moment in time before the construction . But what a moment!!
(Thank you to my dear friend Maria Benvenuti)
Just to clarify this TITLE, first, the Wilmington Star News, this morning, posted the following story: http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170117/should-wilmington-protestors-have-to-stand-15-feet-apart.
I never HEARD of a city that required protesters to stand 15 FEET APART at ALL TIMES -- and march ONLY in SINGLE FILE!!!
Anne Russell was questioning Chapter 6, Section 13F of Wilmington City Code, which states members of a picket or similar protest must remain 15 feet apart during a march (later in the article it states the the Ordinance ALSO requires marchers to march SINGLE FILE -- 15 FEET APART). Organizers of Saturday's planned Wilmington Women's March, which Russell plans to attend, learned of the ordinance after applying for permits for the event.
The punishment for violating the ordinance is up to a Class 3 misdemeanor. Mayor Bill Saffo told Wolak (Cowardly Saffo spoke to City Attorney Wolak -- rather than Anne Russell -- OF COURSE), he has seen many protests in Wilmington without the ordinance being used.