I managed to trek around downtown today without finding much of Occupy Wall Street. Black helicopters hovered over-head. I showed up at noon for the rally at Washington Square Park. The entrances were partially restricted with barricades and there were about 50 cops there. No protesters were there. I left about a quarter after and walked down Thompson Street to Zuccotti Park. The entire park was surrounded by barricades. On Broadway I found this guy with his creation honoring Occupy, a couple of people with anarchist literature, three people drumming, and a couple of more people with signs. They said everyone had left to go to Washington Square. At that point I gave up and entered the incredibly confusing new Fulton Street subway station, where I was unable to find the J train and settled for the A to the F to get back home.
Outside the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn which is acting as the “holy warehouse” for Occupy Sandy’s relief effort. According to Rector Michael Sniffen they are producing 5000 hot meals a day in the church kitchen for delivery to the Rockaways, Staten Island and Coney Island. You can contribute goods through Amazon’s Occupy Sandy gift registry. It is delivered directly to the church for distribution.
Time’s Up the bike activists deliver aid via bikes to emphasize the relationship of fossil fuels to climate change, but also bikes can maneuver into spaces still not reachable by cars in the Rockaways.
A generator bike for charging cell phones.
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