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NYC: street photography, Central Park (part one)

Stefan Mummert, from Berlin, Germany, and girlfriend, Theresa Kraemer kiss in Central Park. Mummert is in New York for a week visiting his girlfriend who works in DC. They are spending the weekend in New York City.

Theresa Kraemer poses for a photo for her boyfriend, Stefan Mummert in Central Park. Mummert, from Berlin, Germany, is in New York for week visiting his girlfriend who works in DC. They are spending the weekend in New York City.

Molly May climbs a tall rock in Central Park. She is bouldering, free climbing without any ropes. May spent the afternoon with her brother, Micah May who has been climbing for over a decade.

A friendly game of soccer in a leaf-covered field in Central Park, Nov. 19.

Break dancers impress a crowd of onlookers in Columbus Circle, outside of Central Park.

A Salvation Army worker shakes his bells and booty at Columbus Circle outside of Central Park, Nov. 18.

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Occupy Wall St, Nov. 17 Global Day of Action: part 3

Part three of my series of Occupy Wall St Nov. 17 Global Day of Action:

After protesters broke free of the standoff with police over getting in or out of Zuccotti, the occupiers marched 2.4 mi to Union Sq for the student protest rally. The NYPD marched beside the protesters in the street kicking most on the sidewalk. At Union Sq a hundreds met in solidarity for students and educators. After The students took to the streets and completely stopped traffic. Look outs ran ahead to see what streets the police had barricaded to control the direction of the protesters.

(we waited for the crowd to move along, then got onto the subway to Foley Sq)

An estimated 30,000 people convened in Foley Sq. A sea of protesters each with different signs and reasons to participate in OWS’s Global Day of Action. A long police barricaded-off path was created for protesters marching to the Brooklyn Bridge. This time OWS community supporters helped with NYPD to keep protesters on the legal foot path bridge.

There unexpectedly, a slide of projections appeared on the Verizon Wireless building overlooking the Bridge. 99% flashed on the building, along with a mic check, in which the projection had the occupiers on the Brooklyn Bridge sing Happy Birthday to the two-month old Occupy Wall St movement.

Some protesters, tired with miles in their soles took the subway home, many- in true fashion- attended the General Assembly.

Nov. 15’s eviction was just a step in the evolution of this movement, as many sign read “you can’t evict an idea.”

A makeshift drum line marches

OWS protesters march from Zuccotti Park to Union Sq. with NYPD police following them along the sidewalks edge the whole 2.4 mi walk.

Union Sq, OWS student protest

"WE'RE BACK" OWS protesters at Union Sq Nov. 17

An man sits and reads "The Master Game" inside a Barnes & Noble overlooking Union Sq. and OWS's student protest on Nov. 17 Global Day of Action

The People's Library found a temporary spot occupying the sidewalk outside of Barnes & Noble in Union Sq. The books of OWS's People's Library were thrown into a dumpster when NYPD officials evicted Zuccotti Park protesters. The remaining books were carried around by protesters during Nov. 17 OWS's national day of action

OWS People's Library books

Student protesters take over the street

Student protesters take over the street and block all traffic, even leaving a sign leaned up against a stopped car.

Occupy the Subways

est. 30,000 people convene in Foley sq

Sara_lauren, last name with held, cries during a song sung by senior citizens over the microphone during Occupy Wall St's rally at Foley Sq during OWS Nov. 17 Global Day of Action. "I'm just so moved by the collection of people i couldn't of people i couldn't help crying," said Sara-Lauren a musician/rapper from Brooklyn.

Foley Sq. march to the Brooklyn Bridge

An NYPD officer on horseback takes a photo of OWS protesters marching from Foley Sq. to the Brooklyn Bridge as they snap photos of him, while another police officer tells them to keep moving.

unexpectedly, projects appeared on the Verizon Wireless building beside the Brooklyn Bridge. 99% flashed on the building, along with a mic check, in which the projection had the occupiers on the Brooklyn Bridge sing Happy Birthday to the two-month old Occupy Wall St movement.

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Occupy Wall St, Nov. 17 Global Day of Action: part 2

Images from the early afternoon on Occupy Wall St’s Nov. 17 Global Day of Action. From Zuccotti Park to the fight to march down Wall St and back to the park where a cat and mouse game ensued with the NYPD barricades and the Occupiers. It was a game of strategies before the thousands of occupiers left Zuccotti and marched 2.4 miles to Union Sq.

Early afternoon rally at Foley Park, Nov. 17.

NYPD in riot gear line up along Wall St keeping protesters out of the street, Nov. 17.

A scuffle between NYPD and protesters led to OWS medics being called in on Wall St., Nov. 17

Christian Ruiz, 18, and girlfriend Bianca Rosario, 17 hug on Wall st. during Nopv. 17's OWS national day of action. Both attend the Borough of Manhattan Community College. When asked about the occupy movment, Ruiz said "I like it- it makes sense fighting for the future."

Occupiers dance in celebration when retaking Zuccotti Park Nov. 17

Troy Odendhal stands near a meditating occupier. Odendhal is at Occupy Wall St for his father, a part-time transist worker who was unjustisly fired for a work injury.

Occupy Wall St, Nov. 17 national day of action at Zuccotti Park.

The books of OWS's People's Library were thrown into a dumpter when NYPD offcials evicted Zuccotti Park protesters. The remaining books were carried around by protesters during Nov. 17 OWS's national day of action

Zuccotti Park after the eviction of the protesters as seen during on Nov 17.

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Occupy Wall St, Nov. 17 Global Day of Action: part 1

A bloodied protester. Reports said he threw a battery at a police officer and stole an officer's hat then ran back into the park. Zuccotti Park, NYC National Day of Action Nov. 17

A man stomps NYPD barricades. A woman occupier nearby shouted at him to stop causing a ruckus and that destroying property was not productive to the movement. Zuccotti Park, NYC National Day of Action Nov. 17

Troy, last name with held, sits in Zuccotti park during a lull in Nov. 17's protests. Zuccotti Park, NYC National Day of Action Nov. 17

The NYPD and Occupiers were in a cat and mouse game for most of the day's actions. An occupier yells at a police officer. Zuccotti Park, NYC National Day of Action Nov. 17

"Banks got bailed out, books got thrown out!" yelled protesters during Occupy Wall St's Nov. 17 Day of Action. The People's Library travled from Zuccotti Park, to Union Sq, to Foley Sq, and lastly accross the Brooklyn Bridge where it found it's home for the night. The People's Library temporaily occupied the sidewalk outside of Barnes & Noble in Union Sq.

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Village Halloween; NYC

Halloween fell on a Monday this year. I planned my nyc trip around Halloween, before i even knew about the Village Halloween Parade. this annual parade brings thousands, and i mean thousands of people together in Greenwich Village for a huge Halloween parade, anyone can be in the parade if they are in a costume, hundreds of puppets are made for the event as well as floats and different cars for projecting music.

Everyone i knew in nyc was at work or in class, so i headed there by myself. Ended up meeting some people on the subway and hung out with them the whole night. We climbed like 4 barricades to get into the parade, found our way into a speakeasy, watched the masked occupiers collect in Union square with the Halloween parade, went to the gun bar, and managed to find our way into a two story rooftop gay club.

Unicorn Killers /twins on the subway

Bean; i meet her and her friend on the subway. I was on the way to the Village Parade by myself cause everyone was working or in class. So i went with my new subway friends for the night. We climbed like 4 barricades to get into the parade, found our way into a speakeasy, graffitti bar, then ended the night at two story- roof top gay club.

A real NYC police officer, who was retiring in two weeks, with a fighter in the Village Parade.

Village Parade

gay pride skeleton

Black Swan

LMAFO dancing on the subway

See my Occupy Wall St Halloween post

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