Please come to the meeting tonight or send our messages or write about people coming to the meeting of the combined Quality of Life and Financial District subcommittee
Real Estate Board of New York asking the city to prohibit Occupy Wall Street-style use of public space.
In fact, the Real Estate Board of New York is reportedly preparing to ask the city to endorse universally applicable rules prohibiting future Occupy Wall Street-style use of public space, along with the automatic right to close all spaces at night.
The Board’s ranks consist of 12,000 owners, builders, brokers, managers, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, real estate investment trusts, utilities, attorneys, architects, marketing professionals and many other individuals and institutions involved in New York realty.
Combined Quality of Life and Financial District Committees: TONIGHT 6:00 PM
Location: New York State Assembly Hearing Room
250 Broadway, 19th Floor
Agenda: 1) Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park – Discussion and possible resolution
*Please note change of location
AAAAAND we’re going to take a stab at live blogging. I have a mole going to the meeting who will try to smuggle out dispatches from the belly of the beast. Let’s hope our intrepid undercover does not have his/her cover blown: [cont’d.]
7:25 PM EST
A neighborhood woman says OWS protesters have been considerate to her kid.
A resident, alan shulkin, lives in community. union organizer supports OWS but understands drumming a problem.
policing the drumming is an issue problem
7:35 PM EST
A mother says she brings her kids down to Libery Plaza, but seems a bit weary, “It’s been 38 days”. Says that the drumming is the problem.
Another neighbor, a man, says “good neighbor policy is a farce”. And that the laws should be enforced.
[please note, update times reflect when I typed thism not when words were spoken. There is a butterfingers relay lag]
A speaker, his name may be stephen abrahamson ?
7:37 PM EST
Says that protestors aren’t
occupying Wall Street but but because it’s near Ground Zero they are occupying Ground Zero!
7:40 PM EST
A young black woman, says she is a drummer and the thr drumming is being unfairly scapegoated.
She says that the ackhammmer drilling is worse than the drumming could ever be.
She also says that the neighborhood is primarily commercial not residential she says.
Goes O/T talking about black slave laborers.
This tangent could backfire.
7:43 PM EST
Community Board 1 has a good solution. It supports OWS (yeah), but thinks OWS should commit itself to a good neighbor policy
7:45 PM EST
Two young people from OWS get up and point out that they are Occupying on behalf f everybody, not just themselves.
A gentleman from 120 Cedar Street supports OWS and says that the real noise problem is the jackhammers drilling all the time.
7″47 PM EST
Mr. Cedar Street want to put pressure on City to allow porta potties.
Another woman says she lives in area and the real problem is the police. They won’t let her pass through on her bike to get home. She supports OWS.
Yet another WASPY patrician looking woman says that she has been made a prisoner in her own apt, but not by OWS, by the police. She thinks they are over reacting. She supports OWS
7:50 PM ESt
71 year old woman says police barricades are endangeing her lif, not OWS.
Local merchant complains about the barricades too. Say the barricades are disrupting business not OWS.