Tuesday, June 18, 2024

“Jihad Friday” Puts New York, LA on Guard: SAG Calls Off Picket Lines, Real Estate Offices Advise Brokers Not to Come In


Crazy Arab terrorists are threatening “Jihad Friday” in New York.

No one knows exactly what that means, but SAG AFTRA has called off picket lines today in NY and Los Angeles.

Many real estate offices have sent notices to their brokers not to come into their offices today.

SAG’s message to members: “The safety and security of our members, supporters and staff is our priority. In light of potential safety concerns that are unrelated to our ongoing strike there will be no SAG-AFTRA pickets in New York City on Friday, Oct. 13. Stay safe and see you on the picket lines next week.”

I’m told big realtors like Douglas Elliman, Corcoran, and Coldwell Banker have instructed their staffs not to come in. Other brokerage houses are leaving the decision up to their employees’ discretion.

Certainly security will be tightened all over New York today, especially on Broadway, Lincoln Center, and Madison Square Garden.

Jihadists announced a “Day of Rage” but let’s hope that was just bravado and nothing will come of it. It’s time for some peace.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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