Raymond Velasquez

Mayor Bloomerg (credit: JP Yim/Getty Images); Pole Sitter (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Defends Police Response To Times Square Pole Sitter

Speaking on his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said that police allowing Raymond Velasquez to stay up on the pole for hours Tuesday wasn’t “the world’s worst thing,” despite the fact that it brought traffic to a standstill.


(credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Times Square Light Pole Rapper Wanted To Meet Alicia Keys

Raymond Velasquez was being held on $1,000 bail after his arraignment Wednesday on charges including reckless endangerment. The most serious is a misdemeanor.


A man climbed on top a traffic pole in Times Square Tuesday attracting a huge crowd and snarling traffic in the area (credit: CBS 2)

Aspiring Rapper Raymond Velasquez Climbs Pole In Times Square

A man who climbed on top of a traffic pole in Times Square snarling traffic to the area came down at his own will and was promptly placed in handcuffs.