During my visits to Zucotti I split my time between hanging with the finance team, attending working group sessions and sitting in The People’s Library. A ramshackle collection of chairs positioned in a sea of 5,000 books. It was dreamy. Books + occupation + reading with other 99%ers = amazing.
And that isn’t an overstatement. My use of the word amazing is justified. There was something so wonderful about sitting in the park, listening to the mic checks washing over the occupation in waves, reading through a copy of the collected works of Flannery O’Conner. Where was I? Zucotti Park in Lower Manhattan. Wow.
I snapped a few pictures from one of my visits to the camp. Now that the NYPD has cleared the space and seized the library (storing it reportedly somewhere in the 50s in a sanitation warehouse) I am posting a few photos in memoriam. Until more books arrive – and the will. Word is they already are.