Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Talking Up Downtown with . . . Grace Lee Boggs

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

  By Courtney Holbrook Grace Lee Boggs, a 96-year-old civic activist, has spent her life on the front line of almost every progressive movement in the last century, supporting the rights of women, minorities and workers. A resident of Detroit, Lee Boggs has just released a new book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for [&hellip
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Charges Against Councilman Rodriguez From Zuccotti Park Arrest Are Dropped

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

“Say ‘Hi’ to Vinnie for me” Those were the parting words of Judge Matthew Sciarino to Council Ydanis Rodriguez after dismissing charges of obstruction of justice and resisting arrest stemming from the councilman’s November arrest. Sciarino, a criminal court judge who was transferred to Manhattan from Staten Island after posting revealing details about his life [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Lifestyle, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Sean Creamer & Megan Bungeroth SHAKESPEARE’S LADIES Just about all of Shakespeare’s characters are iconic symbols of the human condition, and the same can be said of the heroines within his tales. The experimental Shakespeare ensemble Dark Lady Players will be performing Shakespeare’s Annunciation parodies Sunday, March 25, at 5 p.m. at West-Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W. 86th St. The event is free to attend and [&hellip
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Talk of Occupy Pets and Politics Outside Zuccotti Park

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Breaking News

Occupy Wall Street rang in 2012 with a hard bang, and the movement was still feeling the hangover two days later. Zuccotti Park remained closed Jan. 2, after nearly 70 protesters were arrested New Year’s Eve. Less than a half-dozen people were standing outside the barricades, collecting donations and conversing with well-wishers on Monday afternoon, [&hellip
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First Person with OWS Protester Lucas Vazquez

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Ringing in the three-month anniversary of OWS Dec. 17 marked the three-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. As a birthday present, I and others in the movement sought to re-occupy another public space, Duarte Square, at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Canal Street—just to clarify, Duarte Square is both a publicly owned triangular sidewalk [&hellip
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HIV/AIDS Protesters Arrested Near Zuccotti Park on World AIDS Day

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown

Roughly 10 people associated with a rally to support housing funding for those living with HIV/AIDS were arrested this morning at the intersection of Broadway and Park Place. Occupy Wall Street members teamed up with the rally’s organizers Housing Works, VOCAL-NY and Health GAP to celebrate World AIDS Day, while also protesting Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s [&hellip
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