Saturday: Women’s March Will Start at 72nd Street


The crowd at a prior Women’s March.

The Women’s March is back this Saturday and it starts on the Upper West Side. People can enter the march area at 72nd Street and Central Park West at 10:30 a.m. before proceeding south to 59th Street-Columbus Circle, where there will be speeches starting at 11.

Local politicians will be leading groups. “I will be gathering a contingent at Verdi Park Richard Tucker Park, 66th and Broadway, at 10:30 am, and together we will join the festivities at Central Park West,” wrote Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.

Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal will “meet at 9:30 am in front of my district office located at 230 West 72nd Street. We’ll begin making our way over to the Central Park entrance at West 72nd Street at 10 am, where we will join throngs of marchers.”

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    1. UWSHebrew says:

      I recommend attendees of this march book an appointment with a psychiatrist for November 4th, because Trump is going to be re-elected easily and you’ll need someone to talk to / get a scrip for anti-depressents.

      • Sid says:

        Why so negative? Incumbents usually win, but that doesn’t mean the People can’t voice their disapproval. It’s a constitutional right.

      • irish says:

        it’s a womens march, not an anti trump march. over 50% of white women actually voted for trump. you’ll probably say one of the main themes of this march will be anti trump rhetoric, but that is true for most marches as he insults almost everyone!

      • EricaC says:

        One day – maybe not November, but one day – sanity will return, possibly even to you, UWSHebrew, and we will not have to protest to have fundamental human rights recognized. I fear that you may be right, that this primitive, Luddite, anti-education, anti-decency, movement has not yet run its course – but it will, and when we all stand up and shake off the stupidity of this phase of history, people like you will not be so smug. Until then, enjoy your ride. And know you are on the wrong side of history. And we all know it. (Including you.)

      • Neighbor says:

        Predictable comment from UWSHebrew. Ultimately a failed attempt to incite indignation. Hate won’t win.

    2. Joan says:

      Gail Brewer’s meeting place says Verdi Park at W. 66th and Broadway. That is Tucker Park. Verdi Square is W. 72nd and Broadway. Which is the correct meeting spot?

    3. Wijmlet says:

      Alas, the snow may lower the numbers.

    4. Jen says:

      What is the exact purpose of this march? What are concrete goals?

    5. Tim says:

      when is the men’s march?

    6. Sherman says:

      I clicked the website link.

      This march appears to be a bunch of extremist women who will be marching in support of a radical left wing agenda.

      Whatever legitimate concerns most mainstream women might have will be drowned out by the extremist goals of this march.

      It’s no wonder Trump will win re-election.

      • Madd Donna says:

        You must be a miserable and unhappy man “Sherman”.

      • lynn says:

        I’d really like to know why you think extremist women have different concerns/goals than ‘mainstream’ women. It seems to me that it’s the extremist women are the ones who get things accomplished, which benefits all women.

    7. Snowman says:

      3 inches of snow tomorrow.
      XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
      Good luck on the march and make sure you bring your snowshoes.

      • West 80th St. Block Association says:

        Actually, the forecast does not call for that much snow. I was a guest at the Weather Channel this week (they hosted me as a guest) and there will be less snow here on the Upperwest Side

    8. Ben David says:

      Have fun at the march, but if you go you are supporting anti-Semitism and a rabid anti-Israel agenda.
      Founder and Board Member Carmen Perez has posted a photo of herself with Minister Louis Farrakhan, actually holding his hand. She eventually removed it, but you can still see it on Twitter and via a Goolge search.
      Carmen Perez does not like Jews. The evidence is public. Feel free to march with her (it’s still a free country), but just know that you are contributing to hatred of Jews and Israel.

      • HelenD says:

        It sounds like you have an agenda of your own. 🙁

        • EricaC says:

          Helen – I think many of the objections raised in this page are silly, but there really are issues around the approach of some of the march leaders to issues relating to Israel.

          • HelenD says:

            Yes, I understand that, but I took particular offense to this line, “but just know that you are contributing to hatred of Jews and Israel,” as the majority of the students I know that participate in these marches, male and female, are Jewish and believe that they’re making a difference in the world.

      • sam says:

        the women’s march alliance, which organizes the new york women’s march, is a completely separate entity from the organization that you are talking about. that’s how we ended up with two separate events last year. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/nyregion/womens-march-rally-nyc.html

        • Ben David says:

          While it is true that the WMA is a different organization than the main one (and not run by hate-filled radicals) the following is their (WMA) official statement on the “other” march: “The Women’s March Alliance also supports the ROARS of the Women’s March NYC rally taking place at Foley Square.”
          WMA should be condemning that rally and standing up for what they believe in.

      • Hank says:

        Ben David
        Not all Jews are good people the same way not all Muslim people are good people. We can be critical without being branded anti-semites or anti-muslims for our views. Labeling people like that is unnecessary in an all inclusive world. You need to be a better Jew by observing more forgiveness.

    9. Bob Lamm says:

      Misogynist right-wing men spitting on the Women’s March. Not exactly a surprise on the West Side Rag. Hooray for these women (including Gale Brewer and Linda Rosenthal), all male allies, and feminists everywhere.

      • UWSHebrew says:

        Where are these women protesting the female victims of Bill Clinton?

      • Ben David says:

        Yes, agree, but let’s mention one of their biggest male allies: minister Louis Farrakhan!

      • UWSHebrew says:

        I’m not a misogynist. As any straight male will tell you, we think about women constantly. I’m just not into far left “progressives” who hate white men and hate America and align themselves with communists who rail against Israel.

      • John says:

        Gale and Linda display hate all the time ask them how they feel about Trump

    10. John says:

      Why are they calling an anti-trump rally a woman’s march? Just call it what it really is….,

    11. HeyJoe says:

      I’m a active Dem, but this rally is misguided and counter-productive politically.

      More useful: organized state by state protests against every un-patriotic GOP senator for giving treasonous POTUS a pass! Why aren’t we in the streets for THAT??!!

      Focus must be on November, winning WH and Senate control. Nothing else. FOCUS!!

      • EricaC says:

        I agree. His behavior and attitude towards women, and the attack on rights of women in particular are a tremendous issue – but the disregard for law is a bigger concern for everyone.

    12. Karen Bruno says:

      I knew that the comments would be better than the article!

      Go TRUMP

      Signed: Women For Trump

      • Go Dems!!! says:

        “Women for Trump” is as logical as “Farmers for Droughts.” I guess some women like shooting themselves in the foot. Repeatedly, and with blinders on. Smart it isn’t, but you do you.