Barack Obama

President Obama Got to Experience the Nightmarish East Houston Reconstruction Project Firsthand [PHOTOS]

Posted June 9, 2016 at 5:14 am

Yesterday evening, President Obama experienced first-hand the dreaded East Houston Reconstruction Project (already more than three years behind schedule). The line of vehicles traversed some of the worst sections of pavement between Orchard and Chrystie Streets. The entire roadway was closed off, and barricades installed curbside, for his motorcade, which snaked its way uptown at around […]

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Today in LES History: Senator Barack Obama Makes a Campaign Stop at Cooper Union

Posted March 27, 2015 at 8:12 am

On this day in… 2008 – Campaigning Illinois Senator Barack Obama took the stage at Cooper Union’s Great Hall. The then-presidential hopeful gave a speech about the economy, and proposed an additional $30 billion stimulus package to help during the downturn. Obama was introduced by Mayor Bloomberg. The event was highly symbolic, as Cooper Union […]

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Presidential Debating at Lina Frey

Posted October 4, 2012 at 6:45 am

Any chance to capitalize on current events, and the city bar scene is all over it. Case in point was the Presidential debates last night. Everything must be bar-fueled. Let’s get wasted and watch two candidates bicker, while checking iPhones, and looking around aimlessly, and not even paying attention at all. Cool. This was what […]

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“Ba Rock the Vote” in SoHo

Posted July 31, 2012 at 10:28 am

Graffiti artist ME continues his guerrilla political commentary on the downtown streets. Most recently, we’ve seen such cheeky humor with pieces like the Mitt Romney or the Kiss the Cook paster of Breaking Bad character.

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Young Barack Obama Finds Love on East 13th Street

Posted May 4, 2012 at 6:18 am

Much has been made in recent days about this new book that sheds light on pre-President Obama and his love life while living in New York City (circa 1983).

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The Obama Motorcade Down Houston Street [Video]

Posted July 29, 2010 at 6:18 am

Yesterday evening, it seemed as though all of downtown Manhattan was under lockdown, thanks to President Obama’s visit.  Police were on nearly every single corner. By the time our commander-in-chief motored down Houston to Anna Wintour’s residence on Sullivan Street, however, it was nearly dusk.

Obama to Visit Anna Wintour on Sullivan Street

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

If you plan on being anywhere near Sullivan Street and West Houston today (or all of Houston, for that matter), you will be trapped for sure.  That’s right, kiddies, President Obama is coming to town again.  Last time, it was to speak at the Cooper Union; this time it’s filming The View (first time for […]

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Weekend Edition: April 24

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo Credit: kalantziscope]

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President Obama Speaking at Cooper Union Today

Last modified April 22, 2010 at 11:52 am

President Obama will be speaking at the Cooper Union today, pushing for his agenda on financial reform. Expect lockdown conditions in the immediate vicinity, so shop for your essentials early!

Hillary Clinton at Manhattan Charter School

Last modified September 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Earlier today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was at the Manhattan Charter School, located at 100 Attorney Street.  She was watching Obama’s speech on education with the students.  According to NY1, “She spoke for about 20 minutes and took questions for the kids. The youngsters said they were motivated by the president’s words.” [via NY1, […]