Times Square - banned umbrellas!

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plasphil
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Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by plasphil » January 1st, 2019, 1:52 pm

Although I'm in the UK, I have seen reports that umbrellas were banned from Times Square on new years eve for 'security measures'. It would appear even the TV reporters were banned from holding them but I have only found one in what I call decent rainwear so far, Maria Menounos wearing a nice yellow 'slicker' a picture that must have been taken before they took her umbrella away! It must have been quite a sight seeing tens of thousands of people most of which must have been wearing rainwear. Still searching for images and pictures....

Phil

https://www.facebook.com/NYEonFOX/photo ... 15/?type=3

raincoatboy
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Re: Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by raincoatboy » January 1st, 2019, 2:33 pm

I noticed all the rainwear as soon as I turned over the tv. They had umbrellas up to the end of the show. I would have gladly made my rounds and collected all the pvc umbrellas.

rainwearseeker
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Re: Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by rainwearseeker » January 1st, 2019, 2:40 pm

is that a stutterheim she is wearing?

merv
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Re: Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by merv » January 1st, 2019, 4:00 pm

plasphil wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 1:52 pm
Although I'm in the UK, I have seen reports that umbrellas were banned from Times Square on new years eve for 'security measures'. It would appear even the TV reporters were banned from holding them but I have only found one in what I call decent rainwear so far, Maria Menounos wearing a nice yellow 'slicker' a picture that must have been taken before they took her umbrella away! It must have been quite a sight seeing tens of thousands of people most of which must have been wearing rainwear. Still searching for images and pictures....

Phil

https://www.facebook.com/NYEonFOX/photo ... 15/?type=3
I may have actually beaten Phil to this, a rare event tis true, try the archive of this https://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/ti ... m=tsstreet just scroll down from main live screen

spitfire617
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Re: Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by spitfire617 » January 1st, 2019, 4:39 pm

Some one made a killing with plastic ponchos!

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Re: Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by irishcagoule » January 1st, 2019, 9:21 pm

Looks like a Stutterheim

bjhaus
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Re: Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by bjhaus » January 2nd, 2019, 11:54 am

Of course somebody is making a killing with those bloody oversized ham roll wrappers - someone always does, they're totally useless for any purpose and they look absolutely ridiculous!! I first thought when sports stadiums were the first to get all nannyish about umbrellas 20 years ago, it might cause proper nylon or plastic raincoats (yeah, and bonnets - I'm biased) to make a comeback, and you always did see more of that kind of rainwear in sports crowds than anywhere else - but no, the fashion Nazis decided No, that was all too over-prepared and anal, shell out some ridiculous amount of money to look stupid and get soaked anyway, then leave the damn things behind when you go home for some other mug to work out how to get rid of them. Detest the bloody things!

shinyorthight
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Re: Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by shinyorthight » January 2nd, 2019, 11:30 pm

Here is a short clip of show. I do like the coat she wears

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icdRcZs ... e=youtu.be

rukkacrazy
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Re: Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by rukkacrazy » January 3rd, 2019, 1:55 pm

shinyorthight wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 11:30 pm
Here is a short clip of show. I do like the coat she wears

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icdRcZs ... e=youtu.be
that black shiny raincoat she wears and it has white lower border and at the sleeves. i have that raincoat . limited edition stutterheim. so glossy to touch.

WealdenMac
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Re: Times Square - banned umbrellas!

Post by WealdenMac » January 3rd, 2019, 2:50 pm

Just love the wide-brimmed hat too.

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