Zuccotti Park

The Takeaway

Mayor Bloomberg Press Conference on Zuccotti Park Eviction

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Takeaway goes live to a press conference by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg regarding his decision to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park. 


The Takeaway

Occupy Wall Street Update

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Amid conflicting reports about the legality of the eviction, the use of pepper spray or unnecessary force by police, or when Zuccotti Park will reopen, Karen Frillman, reporter for WNYC, spoke with Occupy Wall Street protestors who were debating next steps.



Judge Rules Protesters Cannot Camp in Zuccotti Park

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The same day anti-Wall Street protesters were evicted from Zuccotti Park, a judge's ruled they could not return with tents and sleeping bags to the space that has served as the group's defacto headquarters in Lower Manhattan for nearly two months.

PHOTOS | Protesters Cleared From Zuccotti Park

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New Tents Will Help Anti-Wall Street Protesters Hunker Down for Winter

Monday, November 07, 2011


Protesters with Occupy Wall Street have begun erecting all-weather tents at their encampment in Zuccotti Park to get ready for winter.

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FDNY Removes Fire Hazards From Zuccotti Park

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said dozens of firefighters went to Zuccotti Park Friday morning to remove fire hazards from the anti-Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Living with Protest

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Julie Menin, chairwoman of Community Board 1 in lower Manhattan, discusses how downtown residents are dealing with their new neighbors in Zuccotti Park.

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Zuccotti Park Greenmarket Relocates Due to Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Zuccotti Park Greenmarket patrons will have to get their winesap apples, broccoli rabe and hot pear cider on West Broadway, now that the farmers' market has relocated there due to Occupy Wall Street.

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Wall Street Protesters Put Up Tents Despite Ban

Monday, October 24, 2011

In recent days a number of Wall Street protesters have erected tents at Zuccotti Park, despite a ban against erected structures, giving hope to some demonstrators that their protest will continue through the winter.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Privately Owned Public Spaces

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

As the Occupy Wall Street protests continue, Yolanne Almanzar, reporter for The New York World, discusses a new project about privately owned public spaces like Zucotti Park, and a crowdsourcing project where you help find out how public these public spaces are. She's joined by Jerold Kayden, professor of urban planning and design at Harvard and author of Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, who explains why privately owned public spaces exist and how they differ from city- and state-owned public parks.

New Project!: Help Us Map and Report on NYC's Privately Owned Public Spaces


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The Brian Lehrer Show

POPS Report: Tell Us About New York City's Privately-Owned Public Spaces

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WNYC's Brian Leher Show and The New York World are collaborating on a project to map and report on New York City's Privately-Owned Public Spaces, aka POPS. We want to figure out how public these public spaces really are. Through zoning incentives, New York's city planners have encouraged private builders to include public spaces in their developments. Many are in active public use, but others are hard to find, under heavy surveillance, or essentially inaccessible.

With the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park drawing attention to the regulations and usage of these spaces, we want you to tell us about the POPS in your life. Whether it's parks, plazas, atriums or fountains, find all of NYC's POPS on the map below, then use the form to report on your experience.

Here's How -- Deadline for Submissions is November 9th!

1) Find your space on the map below. You can zoom in to different parts of the city, and click on a particular space to see information such as the owner, the boundaries, and the total area.

2) In the pop-up menu you'll also see a Site ID - a unique ID we've assigned to each space.

3) If you want to report on a particular space, enter the shortcode in the form below and tell us about your experience!

4) That's it! Read some of the response highlights here, and we'll follow up online and on-air in the coming weeks.

If you're on Twitter, you can tweet photos with the hashtag #privatepublic and the name or site ID code for your location.

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NYC Property Owners Want All Public Plazas Closed at Night

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Property owners are moving to change an old zoning law that has allowed anti-Wall Street protesters to camp out in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan around the clock.

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The Takeaway

Wall Street Protests Continue

Friday, October 14, 2011

Monday marks the one month anniversary since the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street protests. What began as a group of demonstrators setting up shop in a small park in the heart of New York's financial district has turned into a nationwide movement, with similar protests popping up in cities across the country. Protesters will be hoping for a peaceful morning, as police try to move them temporarily in order to clean the park.

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Bloomberg Tells Protesters Zuccotti Park Needs Cleaning

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg went to Zuccotti Park Wednesday to tell protesters that the park would be cleaned on Friday morning.

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It's A Free Country ®

Interactive Timeline | Wall Street Protests

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Track the developments in the protest on Wall Street using WNYC's interactive timeline, which chronicles the key moments from the demonstrations since they began on September 17. Here you'll find original reporting from our politics, culture and news desks, segments from WNYC's radio programs as well as opinion and analysis pieces from our team of bloggers.

What are we missing? Send your suggested news stories, photos and videos in the comments below.

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Occupying Wall Street and Trying to Be a Good Neighbor

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

As the occupation of Wall Street rolls into another week, protesters say they are doing their best to reduce their impact on the surrounding neighborhood. But sanitation, noise and the extensive police presence remain concerns for some residents according to Community Board 1 chair Julie Menin.

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Inside Protest Headquarters: A Look at Life in Zuccotti Park

Friday, October 07, 2011

Protesters have been camped out at Zuccotti Park since September 17. As the protests have grown, so has their footprint in the park. They have transformed the public space into their operations center and their outdoor home — creating their own neighborhood within the park.

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For the NYPD, Wall Street Protests Have Hefty Price Tag

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street protests have entered a third week and show no signs of flagging, which means the police can’t either. The protests are getting expensive for the New York City Police Department.

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