I don't know if Andre Balazs is still running the Mercer but this is a guy you don't want to date, marry and page 6 of The New York Post has never published the dirt on this guy. Lucky for him.
Andre Balazs (party time? vs courageous soldiers that served our country) or whom ever is in charge at The Mercer Hotel -- did you serve in the military and go to war front line like many of the people you call the 1st Precinct to come and harass because you want them swept off the street, Prince Street?
Also lucky is there never is a drug sniffing dog at the front doors of The Mercer Hotel. I wonder if any thousand dollar sex workers or maybe I am pricing them a little low, make calls to The Mercer Hotel?
I do not know but I do know that fancy cars and limos idle out there 24 hours a day 7 days a week, year round and NEVER, EVER get ticketed.
Some horrible creature posing as a human being---MICHAEL RAWSON from management at The Mercer Hotel insists on using the NYPD from 1st Precinct as a tool to harass Viet Nam Vets.
Today I took photos of Capt. Winski harassing two men that served - one man front line in Viet Nam front line and one man that served during the Viet Nam war but not in Nam. Capt. Winski is written up in 1010 WINS for catching a bank robber which is good to know but why is he harassing Vets?
It is 99 degrees and that means even hotter on the side walks. You think that hotel would send out water to these Vets rather than harass them.
I photographed and praised the 1st Precinct when they did the right thing and refused to ticket the Vets when the creepy owner/manager of The Mercer Hotel called the NYPD on them.
Now I have to show you photos and tell you Capt. Winski got his guys to whip out their tape measures and using a ruler gave our two vets tickets and because of "inches". The Vets will go to court and fight the tickets. I hope they get these tickets dismissed!
Has the Capt., Commissioner Kelly, king Mike who flushed democracy down the toilet and thinks he is above the law which is a good thing because the Haggerty scandal and Mike paying out of his personal checking account instead of the campaign account is just the beginning of Bloomberg scandals that will FINALLY come out -- BUT MY QUESTION -- HAVE ALL THESE GUYS FORGOTTEN THE VETS THAT STOPPED A BOMB FROM GOING OFF MID-TOWN?
Guess what? Capt. Winski comes from Mid-Town and is now the commander of the 1st Precinct.
I have been called a cop-lover. If I can side with the NYPD and support them, I do. I have asked for a raise for The NYPD and FDNY in a letter in The New York Times. Right now if you go to The New York eminent domain Times, my letter asking for a raise for the NYPD and the FDNY has been mysteriously removed with more than half of my 9 letters published pre-Bill Keller. I have contacted the paper and demanded they restore all my letters.
I have asked that the NYPD along with other the FDNY, PAPD, EMS be honored at the WTC memorial always in The Wall Street Journal with a powerful letter called "Betrayal at Ground Zero".
Witnessing Vets being harassed today was so wrong and Capt. Winski has warned the Vets that he will be back Saturday to harass the Vets so more. Have your cameras and video cameras ready.
I called and left my name and number with a respectful NYPD officer at the 1st Precinct for Capt. Winski. I made it clear this blog posting is going to Commish Kelly who is a Viet Nam Vet. I have heard on the street that he doesn't approve of the tables and even tried to discourage his wife from buying jewelry at one of these charming tables way back when. I asked Capt. Winski to call me with the time Saturday he will be returning so I can film him and post on YouTube.
I do fear the Commish caters to the rich like his boss but I won't stop writing him and speaking up for the Vets. Not every Viet Nam Vet came home and ends up Commish of the NYPD. I know one that died downtown a hero only to be made invisible along with all the heroes that rushed down to the site 9-11, many were highly decorated serving in the military and within their departments and died giving their all. The State of NY and the City act like our heroes died in a foreign country. If I was mayor and I am not running for office, there would be a sign down there from Sept. 12, 2001 on thanking and honoring the largest loss of rescue workers in our City, State and Nation's history.
My Dad served in World War 2 and he became a Prof. of Economics teaching for 53 years but not every Vet can do that and where does a rich arrogant hotel like The Mercer get off calling the NYPD when the Mercer Hotel is far from a saintly operation -- uh, huh, I am talking about the idling cars.
Can we get some drug sniffing dogs over to front doors of The Mercer Hotel? Can we get those machines that you wave like a wand that check for guns like they have in NYC schools over to The Mercer. I am sure that if anyone is caring a gun there they have a license -- no worries -- and those high priced sex workers -- the kind that Elliot Spitzer uses and many, many others here in NYC use -- I am sure they never visit The Mercer Hotel.
I am sure if there were any laws being broken except the idling cars that never, ever get tickets, the 1st Precinct would be on it.
Capt. Winski ticketed these guys because of inches and as soldiers maybe they survived by inches only to get ticketed here in NYC for "inches". Yes, a measuring tape and 2 inches proved they had broken the law. Here is one example.
I blame The Mercer Hotel management for wasting the NYPD's time and worse for getting the NYPD to harass Vets ; it is disgusting, a big greedy hotel using NYPD to harass small businesses.
I have had breakfast at The Mercer in the past but I will never ever eat there again. Any rich people and movie stars that want to stay at The Mercer -- unless you support the harassment of Vets and people that are trying to earn a living and don't get paid obscene amounts of money ---I suggest staying else where!
Here I am praising the 1st Precinct to the Heavens and to Commish Kelly.