President Obama is currently taping a segment at the studios of The View on the Upper West Side. Onlookers were greatly outnumbered by police, but that could have something to do with the various sanitation trucks and barricades set up on the quiet Upper West Side street (yup, if you saw the pictures of the set up outside Vogue editor Anna Wintour's Greenwich Village house, the scene of one of two Manhattan fundraisers Obama will be attending, it's that...uneventful).
Some people were debating health care reform while others were wondering when the president would emerge. The closest to a complaint about Obama that we heard was, "There are no cabs in front of the building because Obama's here."
He's heading to East 57th next and then the Village.