Clayton’s Corner: On Scene at Occupy Wall Street

Posted on: September 30th, 2011 at 10:19 am by

Clayton Patterson was again on hand at the Occupy Wall Street protest/rally/happening, and filed the following photo report:

The cops stopped the march, although was peaceful and on the sidewalk and following all the rules- from going north when Occupy Wall Street started to march uptown. The cops keep this up but finally the group crossed Canal street and then the cops allowed the march to go forward.  At one stop an individual dressed in civilian clothes, rushed into the crowd and started to physically push one of the marchers- he did not identify himself as a police office.  Only after he could not start a fight and he backed up I could see a piece of ID hanging in front of him- he tried very hard to stop me from  photographing him-

He clearly was in the wrong- he was trying to start a fight- and he never id’ed himself as a cop- then he left the march- other photos are at stalled blocks.

Recent Stories

Lowline Lab when it opened, October 2015
Essex Crossing Spells the End for Lowline Lab After Just over a Year

The Lowline Lab, essentially an advertisement for the proposed underground park of same, is on its way out. Last day hyping the project is this Sunday (February 26). The experimental space at 140 Essex Street, situated at SPURA Site 8, lasted a year longer than initially planned and attracted more than 100,000 tourists. Lowline Lab only projected […]

Black Tap's Joe Isidori at Community Board 3, August 2016
Still Buffering: CB3 Must Wait Longer for Livestreams of Monthly Meetings 

Community Board meetings are notorious for being marathon affairs. Near-all-nighters where patience, personalities, and tempers are put to the test. But some districts are now able to enjoy the boredom from the comfort of the couch, with beverage (or joint) in hand. Though, not in District 3. Not yet, at least. Community Board 1 (Williamsburg and […]

The Flower Shop on Eldridge Street
Lower East Side Employment Network Hosting ‘Job Training Expo’ Tomorrow

Dust off those resumes. This week, the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) is hosting a Job Training Expo. The workshop aims to directly connect job seekers with both training and employment opportunities in the hospitality/food and bev industries. Thus outlining a career path for prospective candidates. It’s a smart venture on LESEN’s part, as there […]

159stanton-croman
Croman Tenants at 159 Stanton Street Head Back to Court as Living Conditions Worsen

While reviled landlord Steve Croman awaits judgement on charges of twenty felonies including grand larceny, falsifying business records, tax fraud, conspiring to defraud, and offering a false instrument, tenants at one of his Lower East Side properties are pressing ahead with their own lawsuit. You’ll recall that tenants at 159 Stanton Street collectively filed suit against Steve Croman back […]

2016-dead-13_wm
With ‘Walltime,’ Bowery and East Houston Becomes User-Generated TV Screen

Over the years, the south-facing exposure of 294 Bowery has boasted its fair share of advertising. And plenty of graffiti, naturally. Everything from static billboards like the enormous Grand Theft Auto IV banner (April 2008) to videos pimping Ciroc vodka or the fight to save turtles. Now, this enormous white space above (and unrelated to) […]

  • Rrfb

    Saw some other guy dressed as a constuction worker posted on Fulton and bway today. My gut told me that he looked a bit suspicious as there was zero activity at the site. I thought maybe he was an undercover cop. The actions of this guy only reinforce that. Also spotted about 7 white shirts by Chatham sqr and worth and they completely blocked all access around 1 police plaza. One posted cop said it was to keep the protesters away from the headquarters.