What should I do at the RNC?

So, I’m planning on going it to NYC for the RNC. Mostly, as a photographer. Although as a photographer with no press credentials, at least none that are going to get me in anywhere. And anyway, I’m more interested in the protests, or other public events.

I only got back into the country on Sunday. So I have no idea what’s going on. Any advice on the general schedual? On the “A list” protest :smiley: ? On events you’d like to see covered by a minor member of the press?


ruh-roh. The FBIs been knocking on doors of troublemakers just like you lately.

You mean jounalist with no stated ties to the Republican party? I don’t doubt it.

They were saying on the news today that the city is ‘reaching out’ to protest groups and getting them discounts at hotels and such in hopes to increase business in the city during the convention.
I hear there are to be some protests in Central Park. The area about MSG (Madison Square Garden) will be very heavily policed.
Should we have a doper gathering during the RNC?

Sounds like a good idea to me. :slight_smile:

Here are some sites that have been helpful to me:

Information for NYC Residents

Dept of Transportation Information (I think you have to scroll down to the convention part.

NY Newsday Schedule of Protests

As you can see, I’m all about the traffic! This is causing major headaches for me at work.

A couple of protest websites:

The last one, incidentally, is proposed by Milton Glaser, who designed the famous I <heart> NY logo.

Stay safe. And out of trouble.

Yes, mother :smiley:
Err…what I mean is, thanks, both you, those sites look like just what I was looking for.

No protests in Central Park, the cops won’t let them.

It’s not going to be anywhere as bad as they say.

Go here to get the peaceful political activist card that gets you the discounts Zebra mentioned.

Have fun, and visit Queens-- the unloved borough. :frowning:


And what a design feat that was, I tell ya. He must’ve spent weeks cooking that gem up.

Tonights Daily Show had Jon Stewart say the best line to prostesters.

“Remember, we live here!”

Are you sure he wasn’t talking to the Republicans :smiley: ?

Heh… “won’t let them.” There are going to be 300,000 people there, how do you expect the police to stop them from going into Central Park? Arrest them all? :rolleyes:

Maybe. Maybe not. It’s easy to think of a design as obvious after it’s been done. While I don’t know if he was the first one ever to substitute a heart symbol for the word “love” or not, he was certainly first to apply it to a logo, and the fact that it’s still so popular and widely copied 25+ years after its creation (with no end in sight) says a lot about its originality and quality. I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss it out of hand.