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Hipster Cop, the well dressed neighborhood watch dog of the youngsters protesting at Occupy Wall Street, broke his uber-coolness by having a little freak out (that was caught on tape) yesterday. Just as technicians were doing a soundcheck at an outdoor stage at Broadway and Stone for a permitted performance by self-described "protect band," and former Le Tigre alum, JD Samson & MEN, Detective Rick Lee stormed up yelling to turn the volume down by half and shouting at another protester to "shut up!" at the May Day rally. Check out the video after the jump... More»
The question that is lingering on everyone's minds is: Did May Day save Occupy Wall Street? Yesterday the OWS movement teamed up with labor unions and immigration-rights activists to march down Broadway to the Financial District, and drew massive crowds in its path. Aside from the Broadway march, other protests spurt up throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and across the country in cities like Detroit and Chicago, and even abroad such as in London and Sydney. Since their eviction from Zuccotti Park in November, the movement has been uncharacteristically quiet, and yesterday was their official moment of resurgence. What will happen next? I guess we will just have to wait and see. Check out the photos below. More»
Today, November 17, also now known as #n17 here in New York, is the day of absolute chaos and destruction that Occupy Wall Street has planned in retaliation to Mayor Bloomberg's eviction of Zuccotti Park, the home of the protest movement. Protesters blocked the entrance to the stock exchange this morning despite facing potential pepper spray and arrests in an attempt to delay the opening bell. The group plans to move on by taking over the subways and the Staten Island ferry around 3 p.m. today, then plans to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. Check out photos from this morning...
Last night the NYPD arrested 200 protestors as they evicted Zuccotti Park around 1:15 this morning to clear out thousands Occupy Wall Street-ers who have called the park their home for the past 2 months. But since the chaos has settled, protesters are heading back to the park chanting "Let's go home!" Clearly, OWS has some unfinished business and they are not ready to leave their territory. Protesters were told they could come back after the cleaning, but under new tougher rules, which includes no tents, sleeping bags or tarps, essentially putting an end to the encampment if enforced. Will this become #UnoccupiedWallStreet or will the protesters persevere? UPDATE: The protesters are headed to Liberty Square. [Photo via NYTimes]
The noble crowd down in Zuccotti may be trying to end corporate greed, legalize gay marriage, fight for animal rights, human rights, muppet rights, reissue Crystal Pepsi, create jobs, bring back Arrested Development (ACCOMPLISHED), and reform taxes - but the real payoff from this movement is the memes. [Photo via]
Being born and raised on the Jersey Shore I get a lot of flack from, well, everybody everywhere. But I think it's time we give respect where it's due, even if it is in Jersey. Jon Bon Jovi has recently opened a restaurant in Red Bank, NJ called Soul Kitchen that has an ingenious concept - you "pay what you can." More»
[UPDATE: GQ interviews the Hipster Cop. HC disagrees with his "Hipster" title. See slide show.] The evening Osama Bin Laden was announced as dead, I decided to make a trip to the World Trade Center site and film people's reactions. About 20 hours into my coverage (with no sleep and no coffee), I decided to go into stealth mode and go behind police baracades for the "money shot." Did you know you can get in big trouble for that? Hipster Cop saw the incident and came to my rescue like a true Clark Kent disguised as Superman, and told his cop friends that it was ok for me to shoot. More»
After spending way too much time looking at famous people with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle noses drawn on their faces, I check in on the Republican debate, Sam Sifton's farewell to food and the status of the missing exotic animals on the loose in Ohio. Plus, I wonder if Occupy Wall St is the best thing to happen to NYC nightlife in decades. Let's get started....
Last night Kevin Bacon and Cameron Diaz showed off their disco moves at Studio 54, Kim Kardashian partied for 100 "Game Changers," Brad Goreski and Chelsea Leyland raged at the premiere of "Like Crazy," Waris Ahluwalia and Jay McInerney celebrated their luxury line, Solange Knowles spun at the C. Wonder opening, Emma Roberts admired Brazilian style, 50 Cent performed live and so much more. Last night's parties were all about bring back disco! More»
Thursday, June 20
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.