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Occupy returns to Zuccotti Park

By YOON SEO NAM & JOSH ROGERS | Many dozens of Occupy demonstrators returned to Zuccotti Park Saturday. The scene, although sometimes loud, was far from the drama of two years agowhen the international Occupy Wall Street movement began in the Lower Manhattan park. Only about 10 uniform and white-shirted police officers were on hand […]

No Authority Bill Bill Thompson told us he will not take back authority of the Battery Park City Authority if he is elected mayor this year. “Battery Park City functions very well right now, it’s a special community and I don’t think the structure needs to be changed, ” Thompson, who left as chairperson of […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS | Tom Park rattled off some addresses that keep him in business: 88 Greenwich, 21, 75 and 90 West Street. All were either closed or recently opened but none had enough people living there last Friday to help him much. “One week we had no income totally,” Park, owner of New Rector […]

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Judge Richard J. Sullivan, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, made the right decision when he recently ruled that the New York Police Department illegally arrested large numbers of demonstrators at a protest in Lower Manhattan during the 2004 Republican National Convention. Yet, at the same time, Judge Sullivan […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Chase Manhattan Plaza will continue to be off limits to the public until the flowers bloom next year, prompting outrage among Financial District residents and workers. Officials from JPMorgan Chase, who briefed Community Board 1 about the closure at a committee meeting on Thurs., July 19, announced that the 70,000-square-foot plaza […]

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BY SAM SPOKONY | Eight Occupy Wall Street protesters were convicted on Mon., June 18 of misdemeanor trespassing on property owned by Trinity Church Wall Street last December, but at least one of them has plans to appeal the ruling. After a weeklong, non-jury trial, a criminal court judge found the demonstrators guilty of entering Duarte […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES  |  This time they were ready. As Occupy Wall Street activists took to the streets on Saturday to march against police brutality, they were prepared. “Some marches are feel-good marches,” said Marni Halasa, “but with this march in particular, there was a lot of frustration directed toward the NYPD.” Much of Saturday’s […]

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BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  I arrived in Zuccotti Park in early October last year with a plan similar to the activists I came to chronicle. I’d show up, see what happened and go from there. It seemed too much was happening in the present to worry about the future. With a backpack of gear and […]

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BY JOHN BAYLES  |  Occupy Wall Street once again made its presence felt at Zuccotti Park when on Saturday, to mark the movement’s six-month anniversary, protesters returned to the park once considered their home-base. At the end of the day, a reported 73 people were arrested after the NYPD announced that the park was closing […]

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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photo by Marshall James Kavanaugh " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] On Tuesday, following the arrest of an Occupy Wall Street activist, Zuccotti Park was again in the NYPD’s crosshairs. BY ZACH WILLIAMS  |  While the difficulties of winter have taken their toll, Occupy Wall Street organizers say they are confident that an ‘American Spring’ […]

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