So the Occuposers went to Times Square tonight and the bullshit was flying on Twitter. If you believed the bullshit, you’d have thought rioting was about to break out and that all of NYC was brought to a standstill in its midtown heart.
Since I’m a native New Yorker — unlike 99% of them — I know of the live Times Square webcams. There are six in all. And they provide a great overview of all of Times Square. I didn’t have to rely on the Twitter bullshit. I could see for myself live.
Although I didn’t screensnap from all of the cameras, I did hop from one to another while I watched. And if you thought there were 20,000 people there — one stupid local TV “news” program’s deranged estimate — I’ve got real news for you. A generous estimate would have been five thousand. And Times Square was not closed down. Traffic still flowed. The only ones put out were the store owners who missed out on lucrative Saturday night tourist trade and the tourists themselves.
But, you know, the hell with them. There’s pose-testing to be done!