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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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BY  ZACH WILLIAMS  |  Ongoing tensions within the Occupy Wall Street movement in recent days contrasted with collective actions aimed at asserting authority over public spaces in Lower Manhattan. Hundreds of activists gathered at Zuccotti Park for a New Year’s Eve celebration that culminated in clashes with police while activists dismantled the barriers that surrounded […]

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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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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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