Landmarked in 2006, the P.S. 64 school building on E. Ninth St. was once used as an art, and community activist’s center. The city sold it to developer Gregg Singer in 1998. The deed says it must “provides educational, health, recreational, religious or other essential services for the community it serves.” Thus the push to make it a dorm for 500+ students. The building has been boarded up since December 2001, closing its use to the community. Now its floors are reportedly covered in pigeon guano. The rally and march are to ask that a community center be restored.
They marched from there to the Cooper Union, which has just abandoned it’s charter to provide free education for New York students. Students are now occupying the dean’s office.
I interview: Ben Shepard of Time’s Up, Bill Di Paola of MORUS and Father Pat Moloney, founder of Bonitas House, directly across the street from the building.
Free seed bombs from the People’s Puppets. Throw them in a vacant lot and maybe get a sunflower to grow.
Yo Soy 132 is a Mexican protest movement centered around the democratization of the country and its media. It began as opposition to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto and the Mexican media’s allegedly biased coverage of the 2012 general election. The name Yo Soy 132, Spanish for “I Am 132″, originated in an expression of solidarity with the protest’s initiators. Wiki
Gandhi statue is in the background.
Stealing the American Dream.
A World War II veteran who has observed May Day since 1937.
The rally centered around imigrant rights.
Jeffrey Berman sketching the scene, for a painting.
The US Postal Service was sabotaged by a 2006 bill that requires that the PO fully fund worker retirements for the next 75 years and do that in only ten years. That is the basic reason our Postal Service is in trouble. It’s a scheme to make it seem like privatization is the only way to go. The Bill sponsored by Bernie Sanders.
The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Avenue in Brooklyn. Call the church number (718) 638-0686 to offer your help, if you can. View this earlier post for more information.
The pews are filled with emergency supplies to be sorted and shipped where they are needed around the city. On Sunday room is made for those attending services at this the largest Episcopal church in Brooklyn.
Receiving supplies donated to Occupy Sandy via Occupy’s hack of Amazon’s wedding registry into a way for people to donate needed items for disaster relief.
Getting the supplies inside bucket brigade style.
Map on the wall of the Communication Center.
My friend Chris coordinating the delivery of hot food produced by this church’s kitchen and others.
Preparing food. I helped make sandwiches this morning with this crew.
Prepped food for the hot meals.
Marina of Occupy the Pipeline is on a mission to inform people about the dangers of the Spectra high pressure gas line, which is planned to enter Manhattan at Gansevoort Street at the Hudson River in the West Village of Manhattan. saneenergyproject.org