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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  While in London last week, I couldn’t help but check out Occupy London Stock Exchange (O.L.S.X.) — whose encampment is thriving in spite of eviction attempts by the city. On Wednesday, Nov. 30 tens of thousands of British citizens around the country demonstrated in the streets to dispute recent governmental negotiations […]

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[media-credit name="Photo by John Bayles " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] In lieu of a traditional public announcement system, an Occupy Wall Street protester uses a small megaphone to relay a speaker’s words to the rest of the crowd in Zuccotti Park. The method has been dubbed “the people’s microphone.” BY ZACH WILLIAMS | Occupy Wall Street is […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by Cynthia Magnus " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Superheroes and supervillains converged outside of the New York Stock Exchange on Halloween morning for a piece of street theatre organized by performance artist and Occupy Wall Street activist Gan Golan (in orange). BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  The unexpected snowstorm on Saturday, Oct. 29 may […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by Aline Reynolds" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Vincent Alessi, managing partner of Bobby Van’s Steakhouse on Broad Street, does not have a problem with the O.W.S. protests, but he does have a problem with the police barricades in front of his business. BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  The Occupy Wall Street demonstration, entering its […]

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C.B. 1 Chair Julie Menin BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  Community Board 1′s resolution on the Occupy Wall Street demonstration is now official, but the question remains as to how the “good neighbor policy” it establishes, will be enforced. At the full board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, C.B. 1 Chair Julie Menin said, “What is […]

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Downtown Express photo by John Bayles Over 6,000 people invaded Times Square on Saturday as part of a worldwide call to action initiated by Occupy Wall Street. The movement is now in its second month. One of the most common chants during last Saturday’s marches organized by Occupy Wall Street was, “The whole world is […]

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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  As Occupy Wall Street enters its second month, and demonstrators continue to reside in Zuccotti Park, elected officials, community stakeholders and the protestors are attempting to find ways to coexist. “This is a neighborhood of working class people, the same people you represent,” said Pat Moore, chair of Community Board 1’s […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES  | A march on Tuesday evening, organized by Occupy Wall Street, to protest police brutality was cut short when demonstrators caught word that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was being honored as the “Game Changer of the Year” by Huffington Post at an event in Hudson Square. The group of demonstrators left the District […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Protestors have a variety of reasons for ‘occupying’ and we spoke to a few of them. NAME: Gerson Lesser AGE: 90 OCCUPATION: Retired geriatrics physician RESIDES: Riverdale, Bronx At the ripe young age of 90, World War II veteran Gerson Lesser is still very active, teaching clinical geriatrics at Mount Sinai […]

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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  | Twenty NYPD officers have been injured in Occupy Wall Street related incidents, with five officers being hospitalized, in separate incidents, since the protest started last month, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the situation. The injuries sustained by the five, all of whom have since been released from the […]

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