We might just make it after all ...
Today, Lincoln Karim, the owner of the Pale Male website was arrested. Details were sketchy but the rumor is that 'harassment' was the charge. Someone contacted Mary Tyler Moore, who, in a generous yet ironic gesture, offered to store Lincoln's huge telescope and monitor in her own storage space in 927 until his release. Unfortunately, the equipment was too large to fit in the space (which I find strange; how much storage space comes with a multi-million dollar co-op, anyway?! The whole pile of stuff was only about 4'x4'.).
I spoke with a representative from the Audubon Society tonight (it is amazing how people respond when you have a notebook in your hand!) and here's the latest:
The architects were to submit a 'design' to the Audubon Society by end of day today. The 'design' is to incorporate safety measures to prevent debris from falling from the nest (which from what I've heard, has never happened before). The Audubon people will then review the proposal. He told me that an Audubon scientist was on hand at the meeting and will be in on the process to ensure that the 'design' is hawk-friendly. When asked what he thinks about how far this whole thing has gone, he replied with a shrug, "I think it's sad."
Mary Tyler Moore came out tonight to speak to the crowds gathered across the street at 927 Fifth.
As she was leaving, the crowd gave her a round of applause, to which she replied, "This applause is the most exciting applause I've ever had in my life."
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