September 17, 2011 in New York history

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10 years ago on September 17th, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement gathers in the Financial District, eventually settling in a camp at Zuccotti Park

After planning to camp in either Chase Manhattan Plaza or Bowling Green Plaza, the group lucked out and selected Zuccotti Park, which is designated as a privately-owned public space. The park's status put the protest in kind of a limbo between rules the city could enforce, with police being able to monitor the camp from the sidewalk surrounding it, but otherwise needing to be invited onto the property by Brookfield, the property's owner.

The protest camp would last two months until the early morning hours of November 15, when the group was evicted from Zuccotti Park by the city after courts ruled that the protesters did not have a First Amendment right to camp in the park.


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Record Low: 45°F in 1986


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