On Occupy Brooklyn
Nov 20, 2011 | 2119 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
For all the talk about the lack of a direction of the Occupy Wall Street Protest, the Brooklyn twist to the protest seems more clear than not. Focusing on “crony politics” in the deal with Bruce Ratner that protesters say allowed him to develop the Atlantic Yards was front and center the weekend as marchers picked a few places in downtown to march their anxious feet.

A far cry from the Zucccotti Park fiasco, Brooklynites know how to protest in a more intelligible manner. Federal subsidy programs, upzoning blocks of commercial and industrial properties and tax breaks to banks (who laid off hundreds of workers) are creating a situation in Brooklyn where “...only the favored few get to haul in tons of cash where the 99.9% can’t,” said one protester.

It’s pretty difficult to argue their point...right now. It makes you think. No tents, no smell, no weird people, just Brooklynites.
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