Occupy Wall Street Protesters To Erect Larger Tents In Zuccotti Park

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Occupy Wall Street protesters are going big tent.

They’ve decided to swap out many of the numerous little tents that have dotted Zuccotti Park in favor of much larger tents that will house more people.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports: “Giving The Movement A New Face”

As it is, the smaller tents that were set up were against the rules of the park. No word yet on how the owners of the owners of the park will respond to the larger tents.

Previously, the Fire Department moved into the park to confiscate generators and gas canisters put in place as temperatures dropped.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell On The New Tents

Separately, hundreds of protesters marched from Washington Heights to Zuccotti Park today – roughly 11 miles – in an effort to drum up support and involve folks from other parts of the city. Later tonight, they are planning an “Occupy Harlem” event, with the tagline “You say gentrify, we say occupy.”

“Our communities have been devastated by the economic assault on middle class and poor families, even as Wall Street has enjoyed a historic financial bonanza,” said State Senator Adriano Espaillat, according to the Occupy Wall Street website. “We are marching together because we want to stand up for the 99% who have been left behind in this economy and build a stronger society that works for all Americans, not just the select few.”

WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond On The March

Espaillat said that for decades the communities have been facing the same conditions that Occupy Wall Street is complaining about including unemployment, unaffordable housing and poor quality education.

“We’re here marching down to Wall Street to give this movement a new face to show them that we’re in solidarity with them,” Espaillat told 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks.

Their goals include a millionaire’s tax and affordable housing.

What do you make of the move to erect larger tents in the park? Sound off in our comments section.

  • Charles Bowen

    You need to bring in the Music to Draw the crouds , Don’t just Occupy Wall Street, Roccupy Wall Street .. Like we did in the 60s and 70s…….. Charles Bowen Solomon Stone

  • Jim Halpert

    If you want to support OWS consider buying some of my OWS shirts.
    100% of proceeds are being donated to the OWS Movement.
    Check them out here:

    • Nicky

      If you folks were actually getting something ACCOMPLISHED and making some PROGRESS, then yes I would certainly invest $$$ in your tshirt. Otherwise, you’re not getting $$$ out of me that I get up early every morning 5 days a week to GO TO WORK to honestly EARN.

  • Ringling Bros.

    They should put up a circus tent so the clowns can be under one roof.

  • fair & legal

    “erecting tents.” this is private property. i’ll bet they failed to get the proper permits. a legitimate business owner who might want to put cafe tables on the sidewalk would have to go through dante’s inferno, and hearings. stop the lack of accountability mr. bloomberg.

  • Amtracmarine

    Bloomberg is a pus*y. They have punked him right from the start. Now that they know what a limp di*k,,no balls butt-puppet, There’s no stopping them.

  • Moon Them

    I have 8 kittens to feed and I don’t have a job. I have to fatten them up before winter comes because my LANDLORD won’t allow me to have pets. Time to occupy landlords. And, several home owners have DELIBERATELY killed kittens just to SPITE me. They should be shot on the spot, ya think?

    Owning a kitten should be a requirement for Immigrants.

  • Andrew Nutra

    OWS: Waaah, I want the attention I didn’t get growing up because my parents were too busy working for a living, waaahhh (cue drumming in the background)

    • ejones

      Here’s your sign.

  • Albert Right

    The OWS Movement has collected over $700,000 in donations so far, and yet the homeless are shunned from partaking in their 5-Star Chef prepared meals…

    How about… Occupy a Soup Kitchen?
    Get more ows facts on my site:

  • Andrew Nutra

    Footage left out of the OWS TV Commercial:
    1) I want a pony for Christmas
    2) I want strange men to stop sneaking in my tent at night and trying to occupy me.
    3) We’re all in this together, except you smelly homeless people
    4) I want to start selling OWS snuggies!
    5) I want my drumming to magically change the world.
    6) I want to be in that “Men’s Only” tent. Two snaps in Z formation and a kiss!!
    7) I want my tent mate to cut his toe nails, they really hurt.
    8) I want a new brain for Arnie
    9) I want OWS supporters to stop posting messages online and come join us!
    10) I want more of these corporate made tents and corporate made jackets.

    • Betsy Crenshaw

      My stars, but aren’t we the jealous little schoolgirl.

  • Frank

    They refuse to ‘occupy’ a spot on a line for a job application. OCCUPY DC vs. Employment Offers (“We won’t do that”). Unbelievable, unless you this on this youtube link with your own eyes: http://youtu.be/DhrvOeDxBrw

    • The Realist

      They don’t want the American Dream. They want the American Handout.

  • Richie

    Leave the protesters alone. It’s the people that are against the protesters that give them a bad name. These protesters are true Americans. They are fighting for you and I. They don’t want handouts or expect to get things for free. If you think that’s what their goal is you need an education. Get off your duff and stand up with them before you don’t have any rights left. If they lose we all do.
    If you have a negative comment keep it to yourself.

    • Andrew Nutra

      I support their right to protest, but raping, occupying private land, and playing their drums all day will not accomplish anything.

    • The Realist

      Go there and listen to them for five minutes. You’ll learn that they DO want handouts. They’ll tell you that THEIR bad choices are YOUR fault. Ask them what kinds of jobs they want and you’ll get NO ANSWER.

    • Nicky

      YOU need an education. It’s “you and me” not “you and I” dummy.

  • Andrew Nutra

    Where’s your messiah now!!? For weeks haters have been saying that NYPost and Daily News are only focusing on the negative aspects of OWS. Well today even the NYTIMES HAD DOUBTS: “More broadly, the protest’s leaderless and nonhierarchical structure raises the question of how effective it can be. The demonstrators have yet to proffer clear demands and have rejected any involvement in electoral politics. And it remains to be seen what will become of the action should they lose their foothold at Zuccotti Park.

    If the question used to be “What do they want?” it has shifted in recent days to “How long will it last?” – November 4, NY Times”

    Maybe drumming, raping, and shooing away of the homeless will only go so far!

  • Andrew Nutra

    OWS: playing 60s radicals they saw on TV because the liberal arts degree they mastered in is not doing them any good in a down economy. Well guess what? Drumming and kicking out the homeless and ex-cons will not help you either. This is a land of opportunity not guarantees. Maybe you shouldn’t have borrowed $200K to master in Medieval Eastern Ugandan poetry.

  • Andrew Nutra

    To OWS, I’m nowhere near one of the 1 percenters but PLEASE do not represent me. I work for a living. I majored in liberal arts. Sure it took awhile to get a job but I worked hard and persevered. I always believed this is a land of opportunities and not guarantees. I support your right to voice your opinions but banging your drums all day and occupying private land will not change anything.

  • The One Percent

    My ass needs to be occupied,anyone?

    • Andrew Nutra

      Sounds like a porn parody: “Zuccotti Park: OccuPIE Hole”

  • OJ


  • Tee-Jay

    Here are 10 rules that O.W.S. should think about…

    1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
    3. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
    4. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    5. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
    6. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
    7. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
    9. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
    10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.

    – William J. H. Boetcker, 1942 (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

  • Rich Litwin

    All the wall street protesters should teach us a lesson and jump off the closest bridge when the tide is going out. They will be missed.

    • Dale Auburn

      Maybe they could wade in the Flushing Creek. It smells quite nice at low tide.

  • Go Home

    Losers…all losers. The frigid winter can’t come quick enough.

    • Nicky

      It’s too bad they got the 700k donated. That’s keeping them there also. They should divvie 700k u and go home.

  • Albert Right

    The OWS Movement has collected over $600,000 in donations so far, and yet the homeless are shunned from partaking in their 5-Star Chef prepared meals…

    How about… Occupy a Soup Kitchen?
    Get more ows facts on my site:

    • Greg

      600,000.00 falls under the top tier and should be taxed extra RIGHT?!!!!!!! Liberal losers………. We need a third voting party in this country…..Oh and by the way, I repaid MY college loans by working 3 jobs, I didnt sleep all day and type on my iphone

      • Nicky

        Right on Greg right on. Good for you and thanks for being one of us HARD WORKERS.

  • Welcome to the Slum

    Zuccotti Park is now officially a slum. Protesting is Fine. Hundreds of people living in a park is not..

  • sarah monko

    Americans blame the federal government more for the nation’s economic plight than they do the primary target of the Occupy Wall Street protests — big financial institutions. If you don’t know why people are protesting on wall street, this article gives a very good explanation on it.


    • fed up with the hypocrisy

      First of all the blog spot seem to think the average American is not intelligent. The banking regulations were eased up due to liberals who felt that everyone deserve to live the American dream. They forced to banks to make loans the under qualified people to hit a quota. People that sign for these mortgages agreements knowing full well they were not able to afford them. They were gambling on the fact the housing prices would continue to climb. At the very least if they had to give up the house they would break even or make some money. As with any gambling venture the house wins. The economy is not recovering due to over regulation of businesses, conservationist who will use any excuse to slow large corps, an administration who believes in creating enormous social programs in a recession and of course our good friends in socialistic Europe who believe is so much entitlement it can choke a horse.

      • Kazoo

        Very well stated!

  • OWS Protester

    I’m glad to be a participant in the protest of the century.

    • bobbailey

      your an idiot wall street didnt creat this mess freddy and freddy did with all the loans thay defaulted on then washington bailed them out then thay bailed out the auto co.thats not capitializim if u fail you go down someone else starts a new busness oboma has put us 3.4 trillion in dept sents hes been in office

    • Greg

      Didany of you deralicas ever consider this sleep-in when the bailouts were given back in 2008??????? Oh yeah forgot that right…… I was against the bailouts but you guys are on private property and should be in Washington ,DC.

  • Jen Powers

    might it be time for #OWS to call it quits?

  • can'twaitforsnow

    Why is it ok to break the law?????

  • saltine

    Ummmmm…Didn’t Herr Bloomberg say that “TENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED–NONE!!!”???

    This is nothing but ruse on the people of NYC.

    He says they can’t stay. They stay. He says they have no right to put up Port-a-Johns. They put up Port-a-Johns. He says ALL BAGS MUST BE CHECKED on New Years or at any other multiple person event in the City. They “occupy” Times Square and noone gets searched!

    • mak

      But if you’re a cab driver who honks his horn you get a ticket. Go figure …

  • DanTe

    They should park a couple of large RV’s over there too in case some of the protesters want some privacy.

    • Nicky

      Maybe a bulldozer for other reasons…

  • 30 years on wall street

    I wish they would make all these squatters go home already. OK they want a job, go spend the time on some interviews maybe you’ll luck out and get a job on Wall street.

    • Frank

      Definitely should erect a bigger tent for these clowns as any 3-ring circus should have.

      • liz

        And the really BIG TENT is for the BIG CLOWN “MICHAEL MOORE” better known as the BIG BAG OF WIND!!!!

    • Native New Yorker

      They’re waiting for Congress to pass a JOBS BILL.

  • fireant

    This park was never intended to be used as a tent city for small or large tents. who is responsible for restrooms, handicap facilities and personal hygiene? Just invading someones property and then demanding to take over ownership so those protesters can violate the law. Woodstock attendees had permit permission. What a disgrace these protesters have become all across the U.S. Everyone has a right to protest providing they obey the law and protest peacefully. These protesters should be accountable for there abusive actions.

    • Josh

      You’re a d0uche.

      • Liberals Are Evil

        Josh, fireant is not a douchbag…you are!! Those lowlife protesters are a disgrace and so are you for supporting their empty actions. Go and join these morons and kiss Bloomberg’s ass while you are there. He is another low form of life for permitting this disgusting behavior.

        • liz

          I could not agree with you more! Totally Disgusting, LOSERS ALL OF THEM, and GLOOMBERG is a real YUTZ!! Tents for the 3 ring circus and all of the CLOWNS!

      • Doug

        Wow, is that the best you can do as a response?

  • jme

    it’s time to clean up the park. it has become a NYC version of Woodstock.

    • Nicky

      Doomberg should be a f*ckin MAYOR and just f*ckin DEMAND evacuation by Thanksgiving! This thing that honestly started out as a true protest with true support and sympathy has morphed into nothing but a filthy, noisy, harrassment-infested homeless-loser-don’t want to work-I’ll take your free donations tho’-slob gathering that has no absolutely TRUE purpose any longer. Give this park back to the residents and the visitors. This is now an embarrassment.

  • The Realist

    The owners of the park have failed to enforce their own rules. Therefore, they no longer have the right to enforce those rules. The protesters should simply invoke “adverse possession” and claim onwership of the park.

    • Honest Rob

      that takes 7 years.
      or is that another one of the “issues” you bitch about that you have NO plan to change?

      • The Realist

        It’s become increasingly obvious that rules don’t apply to O.W.S. They get to set their own rules; the rest of us must obey and subsidize.

  • mary

    big tents will be more efficient and safer for women — sounds like a good idea.

    • Komi Kim

      Hey Mary – stay focused on the big picture here. Remember, equality for all, so no special treatment for the ladies. So just bend over and take one for the team.

      • James Smith

        Wow, you totally missed Mary’s sarcasm

      • @Komi

        @ Komi Kim – You’re way off base not to mention, gross.

    • Nicky

      Sexist. What happens when women climb on women? A 3rd tent? Then the guys…a 4th tent? Ridiculous.

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