Map: How Occupy Wall Street Chose Zuccotti Park
This week in the magazine, Mattathias Schwartz writes about the origins of Occupy Wall Street, including an explanation of how New York’s general assembly decided on Zuccotti Park as the site of original encampment. After discussing possible sites at the G.A.’s weekly Tompkins Square Park meetings, the decision was ultimately left to a small group known as the Tactical Committee, who narrowed the choice down to eight candidates. During the week leading up to the protest, the Tactical Committee scouted the remaining sites. On the afternoon of September 17th, three of the committee’s members decided on Zuccotti Park, which they then called Location Two.
Above, a copy of the map that the Tactical Committee distributed at Bowling Green. Click through
to see the notes of one member of Tactical Committee on the locations’ advantages and disadvantages: http://nyr.kr/tAM8Z6