Thankfully, it looks like that drumming activity is not something most people on the Upper West Side will have to listen to as they stroll along the river.
DNAinfo filed an update on the situation yesterday, including this note:
“[The protesters] can keep the banners and the drumming on board, just as long as they are outside of the perimeter of the marina’s “mooring field” when the flags are hoisted and noise begins. That means they can’t anchor anywhere between West 70th Street to West 110th Street, but below 70th, they can start the drums.”
While that 40-block stretch doesn’t include the entire UWS, it’s a pretty good chunk of it.
Count me as being thankful for a protest-free Hudson River Greenway. As I mentioned last week, I’m not why people think that incessantly banging drums is a good way to make people sympathetic to their cause. Seems like there are better ways to get one’s point across.
The video below (from DNAinfo) should give you some first-hand experience with what it sounds like.
The article includes brief bios on some of the protesters if you’re interested.
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