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JCJ 09-18-2010 10:52 AM

Gridlock? Men with earpieces? Must be the UN
It's great hearing how reserved and humble our world leaders are as they plan the redistribution of the worlds wealth. How much does this crap cost the City and State of NY?:rolleyes:


NEW YORK (AP) - Restaurants are clearing space for world leaders and their entourages, the Waldorf-Astoria is fluffing the pillows in the presidential suite and people who live on Manhattan's East Side are just hoping to get into their buildings without a police escort.

Representatives from 192 countries will be in town in the upcoming week for a United Nations anti-poverty summit and the opening of the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting. For New Yorkers that will mean gridlocked traffic and a chance to spot the leader of Bhutan or Andorra at a local eatery.

Antonio and Mario Cerra, the father-and-son owners of a U.N.-area Italian steakhouse called Padre Figlio, were busy last week booking tables for countries such as East Timor. The Asian nation won independence from Indonesia in 2002 and has a population of about 1 million. It has a reservation for 35 at Padre Figlio, which in the past has hosted events for Nigeria and Grenada.

Antonio Cerra said the diplomats will eat hearty Italian food with luxurious touches like black truffles, now in season.

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straty1987 10-05-2010 04:31 PM

i dont remember the numbers but it was not cheap to have all the extra cops especially around the people that are not like in the US and have odd views.

mikeysab 11-15-2010 07:52 PM

Gridlock and guys with earpieces are not limited to the U.N. area. True, any time someone important comes to town, the UN usually gets hammered with gridlock, but there are other parts of the city that are hard to travel by car. And those damn Klingons with the Bluetooth headpieces are all over the place.

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