As the Voice’s Nick Pinto was reporting last night, Zuccotti Park re-opened after Brookfield Properties emoved the barricades surrounding the plaza. One of the first elements to re-assert Occupy Wall Street’s presence was the People’s Library. The librarians and were a constant presence from the beginning of the Occupy movement last year, and after their books were trashed during the NYPD raid, we made them number 34* on the Voice’s list of “The 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers,” which is on the cover of this week’s paper.
The timing of the re-opening of the park couldn’t have come at a more fortunate moment for the People’s Library. DJ Spooky is spinning at a previously scheduled “Occupy the Library” tonight at Work In Progress.
* Of course, the rankings are in no particular order.