Monday, July 13, 2009


Sunday Evening The Reverend Billy's Campaign Trail Led Down Crusty Row to Ray's Candy Store ...

Some surprised regular inhabitants of Crusty Row this evening were unprepared for a visit from a candidate for Mayor . The Reverend Billy strolled down the row of park benches after an afternoon of rehearsals and a potluck dinner sur l'herbe in Tompkins Square Park . This evening the campaign trail led the Reverend Billy and his choir , by way of Crusty Row , to Ray's Candy Store .
Encomium with choral accompaniment cheered and lifted a dispirited Ray at the front door of his store . 76 year old Ray was praised and thanked for being the good and worthy person who has helped so many over the past 35 years . His candy store's years as a unique part of this East Village community were celebrated too . This little bit of support for Ray , whose candy store is facing a very uncertain future , brought at once a smile to Ray's face and then a tear or two to his eyes .
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Praise Rev Billy! He's got my vote just based on his platform--a gospel choir at Gracie Manson is a bonus!
Har! That's awesome..
Reverend Billy is God!!!! Yup....
Thanks for reminding me what a big dishonest poser he is -- he is a sell out "brand" wannabe using people like Ray -- sad stuff and it reflects badly on the green party as in $green. Surprising he walks amongst us
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