Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Penn and Teller Bill Graham Foundation fund raiser for P.S. 161

When Penn and Teller, well Penn told us his act was ripped off and the man reviewing the rip off artist praised Penn exposing the source I thought of many times I have been ripped off and this photos robbed....

It was a great evening and for such a powerful cause. One of Bill Graham's sons gave a very moving speech about his father and his work which lives on through this foundation. What a great way to enjoy an evening and help support the arts for P.S. 161 in Harlem. There is a lot more I wrote in the text portion of the YouTube.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lt. Joseph Giuseppie Petrosino honored at NYC Police Museum Suzannah given an NYPD pin with his badge no! Please come visit this gem of a museum and moving exhibition honoring Lt. Giuseppe Joseph Petrosino a true American NYPD hero who was the first NYPD hero to lose his life in the line of duty. After visiting the historic building that was once an active precinct you can walk across to the other side of Lower Manhattan and visit the NYPD Memorial where you can see his name honored with so many courageous souls that have lost their lives in the line of duty.

My theory is if he had lived he would have been our first Italian American NYPD Commish!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cooper Square Committee having a rally for affordable housing and they are true NYC heroes -- amazing work and achievements

Rally for long-promised affordable housing in the Lower East Side!

Sunday, November 15th - 1PM
Delancey St & Suffolk St, Manhattan (Lower East Side)

By Subway: F to Delancey St; J to Essex St

1,850 homes were demolished in 1967 as part of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area - with the promise that new affordable housing would be built on these enormous tracts of land in the heart of the Lower East Side. After thousands were displaced, the affordable housing was never built.


On the site where thousands once lived in a vibrant community - there are five enormous open-air parking lots. These sites could be used for 2,000 units of affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers and community facilities for the neighborhood, while the construction of the site and affordable commercial spaces built in them could provide much needed living-wage jobs.

Please join us for a rally to demand justice for the Lower East Side. 42 years is more than enough! Affordable housing NOW!

For more info, contact the Cooper Square Committee:

Damian the squeaking Jack Terrier Russell from Lorcan Otway Theatre 80

Monday, November 9, 2009

Lt. Joseph Giuseppie Petrosino honored at NYPD Museum downtown

The complexity of Suzannah, I am fascinated by the mosaic of people and I just love Lt. Petrosino a true hero!!!!! I will be going down to the museum to check out this exhibition.

There is a beautiful write up in the NYDaily News with a photo of Commish Kelly and Susan Burke, the granddaughter of Lt. Petrosino but I can't find the link. The NY Post has the worst website of any newspaper in NYC but I can't express to you the frustration at not being able to share the article by John Lauinger.

I found the link to this wonderful article on the NYC Police Museum website!!!

William Kunstler's daughters want you to come out and support their film this weekend Disturbing the Universe

Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters:

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe opens theatrically in New York this Friday, November 13th, atCinema Village, 22 East 12th Street.

The fate of our film rests on opening weekend ticket sales. Help us sell out! Buy your tickets now! Even if you have already seen the film, please support us by buying a ticket and coming out to see Disturbing the Universe in the theater! And bring your friends and family! If our film does well opening weekend, it will stay in theaters longer and be booked in more theaters across the country!

Please forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested in seeing the film.

Cinema Village Movie Info:

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Watch the trailer:

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Butterfly a documentary by Doug Wolens about activist Julia Butterfly Hill, Luna the tree and Mother Earth See this documentary, read Julia's book, "Legacy of Luna". As I mentioned before rumor on the world wide web is that Rachel Weisz is to play Julia in the future film based on her activism living up in Luna for two years.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Luca Ferraris Vineyard Il Salotto del Ruche, Italy visits the Lower East Side for wine tasting

Chiara Ferraris came to visit us at Inoteca (Italian for Wine Bar) on Rivington Street, the Lower East Side and this is the first wine tasting where we had a woman talking to us which was quite exciting. The Luca Ferraris Vineyard are a family owned vineyard from Castagnole Monferrato in the region of Piedmont. The Ferraris Family loves America and feel gratitude to our Country because their Grandfather came here way back when, during the gold rush and sent his earnings back to Italy. This helped the family to expand their property and develop the vineyard so they have a special love and feeling for our Country which I found very touching. They make 12 wines and export only 4 to the United States. I tasted all four and they are all exceptional, fragrant and delicious to experience!

Chiara Ferraris is vivacious and charming. I enjoyed her presence as much as the family's wines. The bottles have stunning art which are mosaic images from Churches in Ravenna, central to what was the Western Roman Empire. I was most taken with Luca Ferraris Monferrato Rosso Il Re 2006 with the mosaic of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, most appropriate!

Some of the wines have the word "Ruche" meaning rock but it sounds melodious when spoken in Italian because these specific grapes grow in rocky terrain. A best seller is Ruche Di Castagnole Monferrato which I bought at September Wines. You can find their wines around town, so ask when you visit your favorite Italian eateries ask or you can find Luca Ferraris wines at September Wine, 100 Stanton Street, 212-388-0770 and Vino 121 East 27th Street, 212-725-6515 (Vino will ship wines to you!)

The wines are not organic but Chiari delighted me and made me laugh, telling us that Italy is not strict with rules for driving on the roads but when it comes to wine, they are very strict and police the words, not hers! I just laughed. The beautiful red wines, thoughts of the vineyards, and Italian country side was such a pleasant way to enjoy Italy and I did it all from the Lower East Side!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Coney Island Sept. 12-13

Parachute Performance Festival
What: The first annual literary and performance festival in Coney Island
Where: New York City Aquarium, West 8th Street.
When: Saturday and Sunday, September 12th and 13th at 6:30pm

Coney Island has always hosted a magnificent array of performance: a naked Walt Whitman read Shakespeare to the Atlantic Ocean; Cary Grant walked on stilts at Steeplechase Park; Woody Guthrie strummed his guitar on Mermaid Avenue; the Bread and Puppet Theatre was in residence in the 1970s; and Coney Island USA has been a theatrical fixture for nearly thirty years.

The Parachute Performance Festival continues this tradition. This free poetry workshop will feature a wide array of established and up-and-coming Brooklyn-based poets and writers. Highlights include poet Patricia Spears Jones, John Ventimiglia from the Sopranos reading Henry Miller's words on Coney Island, Eileen Myles (named by BUST magazine as "the rock star of modern poetry") and the former Brooklyn Poet Laureate, Dennis Nurkse.

Festival Flyer

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Suzannah B. Troy buys a jacket and waving goodbye to Gomi NYC closing Saturday

Tonight at Theatre 80 Harps Galore, ballet & hip hop! Here is a photo with Lorcan Otway's Dad & Gloria Swanson on Broadway Let us be Gay

Lorcan Otway's Dad, Howard is the gentleman to the far left with the golf bad and the famous Gloria Swanson that many of us remember from the film Sunset Boulevard is front and center.

Theatre 80 opens officially Sept. 8 but tonight Mia Theodoratus is bringing us Harps Galore and ballet with classical music and Hip Hop

I have an amazing YouTube coming up tonight if I get time to edit it which will include a heroic story about Lorcan Otway's mom during World War 2!

Lorcan also has his photographs up around the theatre on display.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Theatre 80 on St. Marks Place is reopening Sept. 8 & I am bringing you a YouTube that tells you the history starting with prohibition

Howard Otway, Lorcan's father who starred on Broadway with Katherine Cornell in Barretts of Whimpole Street. I believe he also performed on Broadway with Gloria Swanson.

Suzannah B. Troy on Mike Lichter's "Just Married" and Barry Wolman's Janis Joplin

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Scoop Theatre 80 on St. Marks will be re-opening Sept. 8

Lorcan Otway gave me a scoop! Theatre 80 and it will open Sept. 8 as a venue for off Broadway plays! Check out Loran Otway's photos......

Giuseppie Logan Tompkins go to YouTube to see my playlist on him

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Yes, you are seeing advertisements on my blogs! Why?

My goal is to quality for something called "partner" on YouTube when I have enough views and subscribers and I am warming up right now with my many blogs. I do not get to pick the advertisements and already I wanted to barf when I saw an ad for someone running against Norman Siegel but we are in a recession and with what feels like criminal activity going on both at Albany and City Hall, times are going to get tougher before they get better.

Why not attempt to make some money on advertisements on my blogs?

I just won't put anyone "Bloomberg Newzzz" because for me it is "high art" -- I am painting with words and I don't want cheesy ads next to my work. I prefer not to have it on any of my blogs but I want to see if I will actually make money from adsense and there is only one way to find out.

Inoteca wine tasting no. 2 Are all Italian men that own vineyards handsome? Seems like it!

Here is the young owner of the Vineyards to your left representing his family who have owned the property since the 19th Century and his charming public relations fellow representing wines that are like an exciting vacation for your palette without leaving NYC, the Lower East Side you can enjoy the lush beauty of Italy in spirit as well as with wine.

You can find these fine Italian wines at De-Vino Wine Boutique, 30 Clinton Street, Lower East Side 212-228-0073

Inoteca has wine tastings that are as fun as they are luscious

Mike Bloomberg King of New York "YouTube" has over 1,000 views

Mike Bloomberg assists NYU in the tear down of historic St. Ann's from 1847 & schills for NYU be ruthless destroy neighbors go to NYU!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mae West Walking tour coming to you or should I say come out and focus on female power!!!!!!

I received this missive!!!!!!

Hello from a dramatist in Washington Square!
Enjoyed your comments about MAE WEST and I wanted you to know I give an annual walking tour dedicated to the Brooklyn-born trailblazer on or near her birthday.
This year's walking tour is Sunday afternoon August 16th.
We'll start at Shubert Alley at 4 PM and focus on female power:
"GAUDY GIRLS on The Great White Way: Mae West and Texas Guinan in the Theatre District."
Details are on my Texas Guinan Blog - - - and also on my Mae West blog.
Stay happy, Mae

+For you youngsters, Mae West was a ground breaker in many ways from her earthy sense of humor and celebration of women as sexually empowered to her business acumen. She was hugely successful business woman starting from the most humble background in Brooklyn. Madonna has clearly molded her self after Mae West and other blonde bomb shells but Madonna never came close to Mae West's to sexy, funny and empowering theatrics.

Thanks Mae, I will try and stay happy but NYC is a tough town as you know when you got arrested by the NYPD performing in your play SEX on Broadway, the play you wrote. The mayor of NYC was behind your unfair arrests and I know many gay men protesting Mike Bloomberg because they feel the same way right now in 2009. The NYPD brought you to what is now Jefferson Library and than was a court house in the West Village and you were found guilty! But Mae you always were a winner and did your time with grace and good humor of course!

I love you Mae!
Suzannah B. Troy

Watch my YouTube "Mayor Bloomberg King of New York Part 2"
and give me 5 stars or do not come up and see me sometime, right Mae!!!???!!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

The USPS 14 billion dollar loses in the last three years breaking the law business as usual

I don't get threatened by USPS employees and I have been intimidated or been made to be unsafe walking in to my lobby of my home. I just have nothing to do with the USPS because their customer service makes the Mafia look warm, cuddly and down right honorable and while the USPS does it's shady activities from intimidation to retaliation, breaking the law as pictured above and it is hard not to notice it says United States on their uniform as they go about their activities above the law.... including shady real estate sales, selling air space over St. Ann's as one example, 120 East 12th Street, selling it to NYU without notifying the State of New York as legally required -- the people breaking the law have "United States" emblazoned on their uniforms and stationary. Some message the USPS is sending.....The USPS wants to kid itself they lose mega billions because of email.

I don't set foot in a post office and I stopped having any mail delivered on my property because I am not comfortable dealing with activity that conjures up those famous words "going postal".

I saw the UPS and Fed Ex are getting tickets galore as usual but the USPS who breaks the law daily with confidence there is zero accountability and flouts that fact they have "federal protection" even when intimidating customers still can't break even let alone make a profit.

Why should the people of this country bail out the USPS when the USPS workers have better benefits and retirement packages than most Americans. It is like bail out Wall Street -- it is just plain wrong. The tax payers bailed out Wall Streeters who are counting their big bonuses and aren't eager to pay taxes so they claim any where but NYC as their home and they aren't offering to pay back any bail out money.

The USPS is so outdated but most of all lousy customer service is their biggest killer along with their abuse of their Federal Status as well as daily sites like this one of them breaking the law.

Burning the Floor! Broadway seats very cool on a hot summer night

The seat was free, the air conditioning full blast fabulous! If you like the Fox 5 dance competitions this is for you. The cast has beautiful bodies and it there is no story line, just all kinds of dance. When they have performers actually come out and sing the stage heats up along with the dancing. The two leads had small role and are in the show for two more weeks. The performances with Spanish live vocals and dance were my favorites.

Because of major stress, it was relaxing to not think about anything.

From there I went on to the Andy Warhol party.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sssh, notice the media coverage of NY Political corruption has gone quiet suddenly? Read my very long piece "Bloomberg Newzzz" -- and I think he keeps socialite mega million, Amanda Burden, City Planner around because compared to her, Bloomberg is warm and cuddly! Also, since contacting the press with Bloomberg Newzz and calling for the "term limits deal ordeal", votes by a tainted City Council to be tossed out" -- I have noticed the press has stopped giving us any news on the on going investigation at City Hall. Amazing, every time the news shows politicians in handcuffs in New Jersey, I keep wondering why every New York politico has avoided such photos and media coverage. Even corruption at City Hall is "neatly" handled!

Very public arrests are needed here in NYC!!!!!!

Organic Wine Journal, a beautifully crafted review and Suzannah B. Troy gets her first photo credit and it's dreamy! Russo, what beautifully crafted review, giving me even more insight and pleasure to a deliciously, luscious experience on the Lower East Side at one of my most favorite places Inoteca! Thanks for photo credit of Gunther Di Giovanna and great photo choice as well because I found him and his wines dreamy. I treasure my visits to Inoteca because it's an affordable way to step off the busy streets of NYC and pretend I am in Italy. Gunther Di Giovanna brought a unique feel and taste of Sicily to us and being a romantic I asked how his German Mother met his Italian Dad met. He told me Paris! Romantic! Thanks again for adding knowledge and insight about organic wines at a magical evening at Inoteca. The evening was a wonderful event and escape from writing "Bloomberg Newzzz", my art, painting with words on NYC politics. best, Suzannah B. Troy

Friday, July 24, 2009

Last Chance to Save Coney Island! Please Coney Island and if you are inspired be an activist while you do it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I recommend Dr. Parikh as a dermatologist, he is located in Tribeca

He is just wonderful, smart and kind. He won't try and sell you pricey "thangs" you don't need. He works with each person as an individual. I know because I am 47 and I don't want to do botox. I talked to him about the no frills version of retin A a prior dermo had recommended but said I go out in the sun and I don't have the energy to deal with all that high maintenance work.
I did show him my sunscreen and I had this freaky freckle I had him removed. I just felt better for spending some quality time with him. The office is beautiful and the Tribeca area is always fun to walk around and visit. So many great places to eat or you can walk over to the West Side Highway and hang out by the water.

Visit Coney Island and how about being an activist too!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

by the Hudson -- West Village

Thursday, June 11, 2009

PAL is asking for you to help out our NYC kids! I made a donation, I hope you will!

Remember being a kid who could hardly wait for summer?  Was your reality ever far from what you hoped for?   Some days might have even been downright dull and boring.
Well …what about a summer filled with new friends, field trips, softball, volleyball, reading, arts and crafts, dances, parades, contests, board games, exercise, healthy foods, caring and encouraging adults?
That’s exactly what’s in store at PAL.  Our summer day camps and playstreets in five New York City boroughs have ways of making learning and growing fun.  Act now so you can give New York City kids a summer to remember.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

It is not the critic...Visit Teddy Roosevelt's birth place right here on 20th Street NYC

     I Like this quote I dislike this quote

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

 Theodore Roosevelt quotes (American 26th US President (1901-09), 1858-1919)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Natalia 'Saw Lady" Paruz and a 7th annual Musical Saw Ensemble will be gathering in Queens to attempt to break a Guinness World Record in Queens!

I happily posted this email and you may see me there celebrating having made it to 47 years old wearing a very tight t shirt that says Vote for Tony Avella for Mayor!  

Hi Suzannah,

I would like to ask you if you could blog on the 7th annual Musical Saw Festival in NYC, please, where an attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the 'Largest Musical Saw Ensemble' will be conducted.
The current record, set in Poland last year, is 27 musical saw players.
Will we set a new record in NYC on July 18th?

The art form of making music with a carpenter's handsaw has been around for 300 years, but has become almost forgotten since the 1930's. The festival set up to make sure this unique art form does not disappear.
For the past 7 years Astoria (Queens) became a pilgrimage spot for musical saw players from all over the world. In past years musical saw players from China, Japan, India, Germany, Canada and all over the USA participated.
The festival, which is supported by the Queens Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NY State Council on the Arts, includes a concert, an art exhibit and a workshop - all centered around the musical saw, of course.

A video from last year's festival:

We hope that you would consider mentioning our unique event in your blog, please. It would be huge help to reach out to saw players (we need as many as possible for the Guinness attempt!). Musical saw players should contact the festival a.s.a.p. through the festival's website.

When: Saturday, July 18th, 2pm
Where: Trinity Church, 31-18 37th Street (37th street at 31st Ave), Astoria (Queens), NYC
Admission: $10
More info:

Thank you very much,
all the best,

Natalia 'Saw Lady' Paruz
Founder/director of the annual NYC Musical Saw Festival

Friday, June 5, 2009

Children's Magical Garden Needs volunteers! Show up, contact, visit their website

"Children's Magical is hosting Make Music New York in the Garden on June 21st,  the Summer Solstice.  There is a great line-up of free, acoustic, family  friendly bands that will be playing from 11 AM-8:30 PM.  We need more volunteers  to be there for 3 shifts:  11-2, 2-5:30, 5:30-8:30/9 (make sure we are closed at  dark).  It should be tons of fun.  Contact Kate at katetemplewest@;  if you would like to volunteer, or message me on facebook.  Make Music New York  will also be providing volunteers to keep the garden clean and safe, but it  would be good to have as many volunteers as possible.  Probably you will just be  hanging out and enjoying most of the time."  To reply to this message, follow the link below: 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Whiskers Pet Store check out the youtube, visit, they even have cool events!

Animal Medical Center, a really cool tour!
Here is there blog and the latest installment is on arthritis and your pets!

Mesa Grill yum! Expensive but yummy, they make their own jalapeno corn muffins & they are to die for!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Go to Intergral Yoga and buy Peace-Keeper to support women's issue, Suzannah B. Troy w/ Peace-Keeper nail polish

I purchased Peace-Keeper nail polish at Intergral Yoga which has great classes including community classes at affordable prices. I bought the nail polish at their supermarket on 13th Street. I will give you links and buy Peace-Keeper and help support women's issues!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mayor La Guardia, my father and I discuss how outstanding he was.

My Dad told me there was a newspaper strike and in those days Sunday papers had the funnies, the cartoons, since the papers were on strike he would read the children the funny papers. My Dad says he was an outstanding person... He would run to all the fires!!!!!!!!! He rushed to see what was going on. The economic times were terrible, my Dad reminisced.

Click on the link and read more.....His mother was Italian and Jewish!   

I know he served three terms but I don't want a third term for Mike Bloomberg.  I want to vote for an Italian American, Tony Avella!

My Dad said again,  La Guardia what an outstanding mayor!

AMNY my letter published my letter on mayor Mike

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mike Bloomberg's streets of NY, see link from NY1 water main break 2 years ago but problems keep arising

Watch my two youtubes on Bloomberg's streets of new york and just this block which you can see on NY1 and the next block which you see in my 2 youtubes seem to be busting open again and again...why is that?

Also giving every perk imaginable and unimaginable to developers who lay down knew infrastructure but connected it to old delipidated infrastructure over supersize so high with heavy trucks and equipment and construction rattling old pipes it is no surprise we have had so many water main breaks, man hole explosions gas leaks etc.

That was why I wanted DEP, DOB and Con Ed to name 3 alone to tell the mayor slow down.

In an ideal world you would make the developers slow down and put infrastructure improvements first but Bloomberg's reckless tsunami of rapid development put speed, supersizng and greed first and the good news for greedy developers is many infrastructure and construction accidents displaced more people which makes room for their greed they refer to as "progress".

See my youtubes on infrastructure -- there are many and my longest one quotes my letter published in AM NY "Destroying 'old' New York" and than William Yardley's in The New York Times that came out after mine but both were before the infrastructure break by Grand Central that did resemble a terror attack, a possibility mentioned in Yardley's piece.

Suzannah B. Troy with love from The Metropolitan Museum


Marlene is a sweet soul but she just gets by and is in need of a home and support systems to help her cope. I bought her dinner and I had a large babeland bag I gave her because she found some clean clothes which she was in need of to change...Say a prayer for Marlene.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Clayton Patterson photographed by Suzannah B. Troy in the mirror Luciens

Setting up this brought back memories of

I love this photo and it would make a great painting.

Please help The Animal Rescue Site as sent to be my passionate New Yorker!

Hi, all you animal lovers . This is pretty simple... Please ask ten friends to ask ten others today!

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their web site daily to

meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes

less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food

for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the

number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.


Beauty and Beauty, Teany vegan eatery on Rivington Street

Bluestockings Bookstore, come visit, a cool place to hang out & many free events + my no third term MIke Bloomberg poster!

Bluestockings Book Store 172 Allen Street at Stanton 1 block south of Houston Street

Angel Wings on the subway - winging her way to Society of Illustrators NYC

Please note the NYPD and the MTA ask that you do not wear your wings but hold them for your own safety.  Thank you.