Zuccotti Park Occupy Wall Street. November 4, 2011 12PM The park was quiet and peaceful with very little evidence of the problems seen in the press.
i saw no lawless behavior, smelled no bad smells, heard no unusual amount of noise. The vibe seemed upbeat if a little tired. Lots of interesting sights and sounds combined for a political caucus meets Renaissance fair atmosphere.
i was met with polite and friendly greetings at every turn. No political or cultural statement intended, only my impressions as i encountered them on that day.
Zuccotti Park, formerly Liberty Plaza Park, is a 33,000-square-foot publicly accessible park in Lower Manhattan, New York City, privately owned by Brookfield Properties. The park was created in 1968 by United States Steel, after the property owners negotiated its creation with city officials, and named Liberty Plaza Park and situated beside One Liberty Plaza. It is located between Broadway, Trinity Place, Liberty Street and Cedar Street. The park's northwest corner is across the street from Four World Trade Center.
The park was damaged in the September 11 attacks of 2001. The plaza was used as the site of several events commemorating anniversaries of the attack. After renovations in 2006, the park was renamed by Brookfield Office Properties, after company chairman John Zuccotti.
In 2011, the plaza became the site of the Occupy Wall Street protest camp. During the demonstration, activists have occupied the plaza and used it as a staging ground for protests throughout the Manhattan Financial District.
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