Posts Tagged ‘Zuccotti Park’

Brookfield Security Company Implements Zero Tolerance Policy for OWS at Zuccotti Park

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Our Town Downtown

By Alissa Fleck Ever since OWS encampments were ejected from Zuccotti Park last fall, Brookfield Properties security company, in conjunction with the NYPD, has drawn up a set of rules aimed at stamping out any fledgling Occupy activity. These rules are “akin to being subjected to a TSA screening” for park patrons, reports Gothamist. Brookfield [&hellip
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Zuccotti Park Security Guard Plays Computer Games, Smashes Occupy Camera

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

It’s just another day in the life of a Zuccotti Park security guard. The park, which remains under watch by security 24/7 since the dissolution of the Occupy encampment, is still witnessing acts of rebellion. A Brookfield Properties security guard was playing computer games in the park last night, until he realized he was being [&hellip
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Trials Begin for Infamous Group of Priest-Led OWS Protesters

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

Back in December, eight OWS protesters were arrested for trespassing. Six months later their cases are finally going to trial, The Nation reports. (by Alissa Fleck) The December arrest took place at Duarte Square, where the Occupy movement saw its three-month anniversary. The OWS participants were standing in a vacant lot owned by Trinity Church [&hellip
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Down to ZERO: Students, Activists Renew Rally Cries

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0425-college-loan-debt_full_600 May sees Renewed Activism with “May Day” and “Occupy Student Debt” May has seen a renewed vigor for certain activist movements, namely “Occupy Student Debt” and, on May 1, “May Day.” For it’s part, the Occupy Student Debt movement renewed its protest efforts as collective student debts broke the $1 Trillion threshold, with rallies planned [&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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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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Kathleen Frazier hosts a rent party

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By Kathleen Frazier We’d run into some money trouble, but my husband and I had always adhered to the American isolationist policy regarding finances: act as if everything is fine and never, ever, under any circumstances ask for help. Then again, a layman’s definition of insanity is to “keep doing what you’ve always done and [&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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Movement Remains Despite Cleanup

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, Breaking News

Nearly two days shy of its two-month anniversary, the encampment at Zuccotti Park dubbed Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was cleared out by members of the New York Police Department in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 15. At a press conference later in the day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg noted that health and safety concerns [&hellip
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