President Obama loves New York, and on Wednesday, he's coming to town once more. The timing couldn't be worse, thanks to a 7 p.m. Yankees game and matinee day in the Theater District. Public schools also return from recess Wednesday.I guess considering the plight of New Yorkers would factor into his visit. Well, if he thought about anyone but himself, of course.
Obama is scheduled to arrive at Kennedy Airport about 5 p.m. Then it's a short chopper ride to Wall St. and up the FDR Drive to the 61st St. exit, where he'll cut over to Fifth Ave. and the upper East Side for a fund-raiser. The FDR Drive below 63rd St., York through Fifth Aves. and the Central Park transverse roads will all be frozen. Fifth Ave. will be closed from 86th to 59th Sts. between 6p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Then it's off to the Waldorf-Astoria, between Park and Lexington Aves. from 49th to 50th Sts., for a fund-raiser from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. before heading to Town Hall at 43rd St. between Sixth Ave. and Broadway to attend a reception from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The gridlock dust finally settles about 11:30 p.m. as the President heads crosstown to the FDR and the Wall St. Heliport for the flight back to Washington. All avenues from Eighth to First along with the FDR will be frozen once more.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Minor Traffic Delays Expected for Obama Fundraising Trip to NYC Tonight
By minor, we mean expect the entire metropolitan area to come to a grinding halt as King Obama graces New Yorkers with his presence for the third time this month. This should go over well with the suckers who'll all be voting for him again next year.