Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day In New York 1970

I was working in the New York City Police Department headquarters on Center Street in lower Manhattan on the first Earth Day in 1970. I remember hearing about it on the news and wondering what it was all about. I had spent most of the last several years dealing with anti-war demonstrators and watching all of the people who hated Nixon. I was ready for something a little more peaceful.

On my lunch hour I walked north toward mid-town past the East Village and Greenwich Village seeing a lot of people out celebrating the day. It was a very positive time in the midst of some very negative stuff. I was happy.

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