Posts Tagged ‘Our Town Downtown’

The Pivotal Moments of Occupy Wall Street

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Compiled by Rebecca Chapman Aug. 23: ANONYMOUS, the hacker organization, endorses #occupywallstreet with a video promoting the upcoming Sept. 17 occupation. Until now, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement was merely talk initiated by Adbusters, an anti-consumerist, not-for-profit organization out of Canada. Sept. 17:  Zuccotti Park, formerly referred to as Liberty Plaza Park, is “liberated” [&hellip
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Impressions with an OWS Organizer

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By Rebecca Chapman From the goals of Occupy Wall Street to its public relations problem, I sat down with an anonymous OWS organizer to discuss their impressions of the movement thus far and what they see as the next step. First, why don’t you want to be identified? I don’t want to use my name [&hellip
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Take a Walk in My Shoes

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By Marisa Polansky On the very first day of first grade, my teacher, Miss Cherry, made us introduce ourselves by standing in front of the class and listing our name, favorite vegetable, favorite holiday and favorite thing we owned. I watched as nearly every student declared “a white-bread baby-book name,” “carrots,” “Christmas” and “my dolly.” [&hellip
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Billy Parrott: Library Manager for the New York City Public Library, Battery City Park

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By Penny Grey Battery Park becomes an increasingly vibrant neighborhood every day. Billy Parrott, library manager of the Battery Park City Library, discusses the importance of the library to the community and the joys of being a librarian. How long has the Battery Park branch been open? We opened on March 15, 2010, so just [&hellip
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La MaMa Throws Itself a Gala 50th Birthday and the Theater Community Helps

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By Wickham Boyle La MaMa Experimental Theater Club and its founder, the marvelous, mercurial Ellen Stewart—well, if you know them, they need no introduction. It’s like saying “Thomas Edison” and “electricity.” But if you don’t, here are the Cliff’s Notes. Stewart was a hopeful African-American fashion design student who came from Chicago to New York [&hellip
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Lapsed Vision: Emilio Estevez seeks The Way

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Emilio Estevez seeks The Way By Gregory Solman Despite the persevering earnestness of filmmaker Emilio Estevez, The Way wanders off a well-trodden path down too many dead ends to find the epiphany it seeks. Dispirited and dour company among the golf buddies of his southern California suburbia, ophthalmologist Tom (Martin Sheen) undertakes a somber journey [&hellip
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Google Wallet Continues its Expansion to Manhattan Merchants

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By Georgia Suter Digital financing is on the brink of a revolution, thanks to mobile commerce. With powerful new payment methods like Google Wallet building steam, more and more vendors are re-examining their payment processes in an effort to fluidly speed transactions at a time when e-commerce and online shopping pose competition for in-store sales. [&hellip
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