Sunday, February 26, 2012

At the Occupy Town Square in Tompkins Square Park today

#OWS took to Tompkins Square Park today... here's the official statement on what is happening with the the Occupy Town Square concept:

We don't live in a park anymore, but we're still here, and we're still fighting for economic, social, and environmental justice. Now, OWS is coming to a neighborhood near you. Over the next few months, mobile, daytime occupations, called Occupy Town Squares, will be held in parks and other public spaces, indoor and outdoor, around New York City. For a few hours a week, these events will recreate the essence of the Zuccotti Park Occupation. There will be info tables, teach-ins, trainings, and political discussions.

Here are a few photos from the day by Bobby Williams...








... and later in the day... at dusk...




We understand that a group of about 20 people marched across Avenue A and west on St. Mark's Place...

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a huge waste of time. Most people have moved on. The media has moved on. Even Twitter has moved on.

Marty Wombacher said...

Great photos by Bobby and I'm glad to see OWS is still out there to remind everyone how lopsided things have become. #OWS

Jimbo said...

Yea, great point marty. A bunch of dirty smelly and obnoxious trust fund babies go to Tom Sq Park to drum, be loud and make a mess without cleaning it up. They left garbage and broken chairs, etc. Maybe if these jerks put on a suit, got involved in voting and delegation, and started a true grassroots movement, then they would be legit. But all they did was piss off 99 percent of the east village, because 99 percent of them were NOT from the east Village. Hey Marty, why dont you invite them into your place next time.

PS.. Oh and Bobby, great pictures as always and good coverage. If you have any pics or video of these smelly trust funders marching down St Marks, do post.

nygrump said...

Good to see Anonymous 9:34 is earning his pay as a shill for the Corruptocrats. Like anyone gives a fuck what is on 'twitter'. Hey look everyone, the MEDIA has moved on, wow, that's a defining moment for Anonymous 9:34.

Anonymous said...

Well said Jimbo 100% agree. All they did was piss off and annoy anyone who lives around the park. Walking my dog last night showed just how much these people really care about our country.0. I guess they think they are above the rules just like the people they protest about. The park was disgusting. Trash was everywhere along with a lot of questionable substance thrown about the ground and various park benches. It really is sad/pathetic how they treated the park no wonder they have lost momentum.

Marty Wombacher said...

@Jimbo: I'm curious, where do you get your facts that they were all: "trust fund babies?" Or do you just make things up as you go along?

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, Jimbo. I'm with you.

Anonymous said...

why does everyone get all aflutter about "bridge&tunnelers" hooting and hollering on the weekends but not one peep about these smelly bastards invading the neighborhood? At least the frat boys spend money here. These people do absolutely nothing, except take up space.

Goggla said...

I don't understand the hatred. I was there for a couple of hours and did not come across any smelly trust fund babies. The majority were older than me and I enjoyed discussing current events with so many intelligent and thoughtful people.

Jimbo said...

Hey marty, are you doing an audit. I was there and I was talking to them as I walked my dogs. Yes, I spoke with them, do you want a written reciept? You didnt answer my question, how about inviting them over to your place?

Oh and for the record, I think Wall St is full of corrupt goons as well, banks got bailed out while citezens got sold out, I agree with that.
I dont agree with banging drums , blocking traffic and refusing to take a bath or get a job because Im mad about it. I will however write to congress, vote accordingly etc.
My point is that this is not their neighborhood and have no right to come here and act like this. And the NYPD should have done more

evflip said...

Wait! Can you guys be a little more specific? What exactly qualifies one as a person who may use a public park? I was unaware that there is criteria to meet. So what income is too much? Not enough? I live on East 4th St; is that near enough to the park to make me neighborhood? How LONG do I have to live here before I'm good? How often should I bathe? Sorry to be a pain, but I need to know where I can occupy should I feel the need.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jimbo:

Last I checked it was called Tompkins Square Park, not Jimbo Square Park, which means it is open to the public. I have lived in Alphabet City for over 20 years, have a job, pay taxes, am active in the community and took part in the festivities yesterday, as did others who live and work here. They didn't block traffic and people always have and always will play music in the park. You sound like a really angry fellow, maybe you should have gotten a hug yesterday when you walked by.

Anonymous said...

They weren't any more smelly than your usual human beings, which shows Jimbo is totally buying into the line of protester=smelly. Anyway, I enjoyed the day: it's nice to experience an alternative philosophy within an increasingly privatized city that's starting to offer not much more than corporate objects of desire and overpriced alcohol to forget about it all.

Crazy Eddie said...

I think we can all agree, OWS, enough of the ‘V for Vendetta’ masks.

glamma said...

hi grieve, can you please do a little more to keep out these awful trolls from polluting your otherwise lovely, progessive and intelligent site? it's really detracting from the quality of your blog. don't be afraid to use that moderator button!!!
was a most LOVELY day in the park.