These days there is a noticeable fine dust permeating the air throughout this historic landmark hotel. One tenant walked into his bathroom to find that the ceiling had collapsed.
If there was ever any illusion that the mayor's move would kill the movement, it evaporated at Foley Square.
Tthe "one percent" is learning big time today that it cannot evict a nationwide grassroots movement.
"Shame, shame, shame," shouted several encircling Liberty Park as police arrested those attempting to enter the now seized Occupy Wall Street occupation site.
In the pre-dawn hours today helmeted and shield-carrying police tore down the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park here where protesters have hunkered down since September.
Cuomo, who ran on a no-tax pledge, along with the GOP, opposes extension of a tax on millionaires.
The occupation movement, which seems to have started spontaneously, reflects issues people have been concerned about for quite some time.
Public employee pension plans are actually far more cost effective than defined contribution, the 401k-style plans fashionable in the private sector.
Democrats are making a last minute push today, the day of the special election in New York's 9th Congressional District, where the surprisingly embattled Democratic candidate David Weprin is predicted to lose Republican Bob Turner.
The New York locals of the Fire Fighters, who lost 343 members and their priest on 9/11 2001, will commemorate their fallen colleagues with a 343-mile memorial bicycle ride.