Sunday, August 8, 2010
In the wake of New York City's ticketing frenzy : ticketing the parked cars of us non-celebrities, running artists out of Union Square for only trying to sell art, ticketing subway riders for changing cars, and for decorating or painting the doors of apartment buildings -- for basically trying to live our lives -- many lines have been crossed. Among other things, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is outright violating artists' First Amendment rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. In this video, Suzannah B. Troy interviewed the artist Miriam West at Union Square to give you an investigative peek into an artist's world under the reign of King Mike.