On Halloween evening The Observer made the trip down to Zuccotti Park. Away from the lights and glare of the official Village parade (where Occupy Wall Street had a space), we thought we’d find the truly hardy souls, who care not for the frivolity that such events entail. It was a perfectly mild Fall evening and with so many absent, an air of calm prevailed over the park, people were peaceful and in much more philosophical moods.
Much has been made about the lack of demands, and the incoming cold weather, putting an ending to the occupation, but what of the people actually occupying? What would make them dismantle the tents, organize their few things and go back home? Wherever home may now be? That’s what The Observer went to find out.
All photos credited to: Lexi Henigman