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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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BY CYNTHIA MAGNUS  |  Approximately 50 parents and children spent Friday night, Oct. 21, in Zuccotti Park as part of a “Parents for Occupy Wall Street” event that took place in a special, cordoned-off area of the park near the Joie de Vivre sculpture. Originally planned for Oct. 14, the slumber party was postponed in […]

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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 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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BY JOHN BAYLES  | A rumor started spreading like wildfire through the estimated 4,000 people standing in Zuccotti Park around 6:25 a.m. Friday morning. But then one smartphone after another, confirmed the fact, via outlets such as twitter, facebook and CNN, there would be no cleaning, no “showdown,” no veiled attempt to evict the Occupy […]

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