Mayor Bloomberg Defends Police Response To Times Square Pole SitterSpeaking 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.
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.
Aspiring Rapper Raymond Velasquez Climbs Pole In Times SquareA 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.

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