The ongoing fight to reopen Chase Manhattan Plaza in the Financial District has taken a strange turn. The nation's biggest bank has undertaken a (possibly maginary) waterproofing repair project in the plaza. But this is no ordinary (possibly imaginary) waterproofing repair project; this one is so ... More >>
As protesters cleared out of Zuccotti Park at the close of Saturday's Occupy Wall Street action Nick Pinto reported that police and private security guards from Brookfield Properties -- the owners of Zuccotti Park -- unlocked metal barricades to close up the plaza. In response, protesters yelled "Wh ... More >>
In January we told you about the fight over Chase Manhattan Plaza, an architectural landmark and one of the few open spaces in Lower Manhattan, which has been completely fenced off for six months. Back in January, there wasn't any obvious reason for closing off the plaza, a popular lunch spot and h ... More >>
In this week's issue we wrote about the metal fencing that has surrounded Chase Manhattan Plaza for the past four months, and the efforts of public space activists to have the fencing removed. Landmarks Commission spokeswoman Lisi DeBourbon told us last week the fencing is none of the Commission's ... More >>
Paula Segal got the barricades around Zuccotti Park removed. Now she has a new target.
The barricades that have surrounded Zuccotti Park ever since Occupy Wall Street was evicted nearly two months ago came down this evening. As word circulated that Brookfield Properties employees were disassembling the metal fencing that has choked access to the park, participants in last fall's occu ... More >>