WSP Blog Fundraising Week – An Appeal

If you’re not aware, I’m doing a bit of a fundraising campaign. I can use your help. If you like the coverage you’ve seen here, please contribute.

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Original Post 11/16: WSP Blog Fundraising Appeal

Photos — And Fountain Finally Off!

Friday - fountain off and empty

Arch (look closely - police guarding at left)

Bobby perhaps? Red-tailed hawk flies over the fountain

Policeman guarding ... pigeons?

Downed light eastern entrance to park

In case you missed it, here’s the saga of the perpetually flowing fountain (November 17, 2011).

Sunday Night: Occupy Wall Street, Ani DiFranco, Anaïs Mitchell Occupy Washington Square

Yesterday, Sunday evening 11/20, Washington Square Park:




Carrying large blue and yellow tents on poles, people streamed to the park last night. The colorful tents lit up Washington Square, spreading messages such as “Occupy to Liberate” and”Foreclose on Banks, Not People, and “You Cannot Evict An Idea Whose Time Has Come.”

Via Twitter:

@Cheimonette: 7-7:30 Candlelight Vigil march tonight from Washington Square Park, to find a new space, led and supported by the Council of Elders #ows

A couple of hours later …

Anais Mitchell + friends visit WSP post-Le Poisson Rouge show

Anaïs Mitchell performed last night at Le Poisson Rouge with last minute special guest, Ani Di Franco. After the show, the two singers, joined by audience members and others, marched from the venue on nearby Bleecker Street to WSP, singing along the way. This was around 10… 11 p.m. Nicely, no overbearing police presence.

From Twitter:

@MollyKnefel: Ani DiFranco is marching people to Washington Square Park for an #OWS protest. Leaving from @lprnyc on Bleecker now. Get there!

@ohhheyalana: After her concert, Anais Mitchell led us on a march to Washington Square Park, singing patriotic songs the whole [way]

Photo #1: Josh Harkinson
Photo #2: Matt Creamer
Photo #3: @dlukenelson
Photo #4: Alana Bramhall