Occupy Wall Street
God how time flies. Just 365 days ago, we hadn’t even heard of Occupy Wall Street, horizontal democracy, or a Statement of Autonomy. It was a heady time, when we remained blissfully ignorant of what the 99% referred to, and never thought to question who owned Zucotti Park.
This weekend, preparations began in earnest for OWS’s one year anniversary. It’s almost like the party didn’t take a six month sabbatical where it dropped off the face of front page news. Luckily, it doesn’t take much to make the media wax nostalgic for the days before the tents went up, and even though today’s planned activities sound a lot like a peaceful version of that scene in The Dark Knight Rises, there is definitely excitement in the air. Below, we follow the OWS news of the day, as it happens. If you have any tips, photos or footage that you want seen, send them our way.
Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street grows more inventive with each new protest action and the movement’s latest tactic may be well-suited to many who have, until now, followed events passively via the Internet: protesters are sacked out tonight on sidewalks not far from the New York Stock Exchange. What’s more, the concrete naps of the disaffected may have more legal protection than a tent in Zuccotti Park:
Whether it’s revitalizing an old property with hip new tenants, or reassuring an established firm that its current address is the right fit, David E. Green showcases the kind of commercial real estate savvy that has earned him trust among an eclectic portfolio of clients.
Mr. Green’s peers recognize it, too, and that’s why the Cushman & Wakefield executive director has been named this year’s Real Estate Board of New York “Young Real Estate Man of the Year” recipient.
Fresh off the highly publicized collapse of securities firm MF Global Holdings Ltd., former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is allegedly sniffing around for new office space at 40 Wall Street, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Mr. Corzine has set his sights on sharing space with John Carris Investments, a full service investment banking firm whose corporate headquarters are located inside the Trump Organization-owned office tower, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A spokesman for John Carris did not respond to a request for comment.
Update: It looks like some members of Anonymous were able to take the website for the New York Stock Exchange offline for approximately two minutes. No trading was affected. A compromise, or just a failed mission? Also, what about the “no hacking on a holiday” rule??
Watch out, New York Stock Exchange! You are the next target of the hacker group Anonymous, according to a YouTube video that went up October 5th. That would be the day of Occupy Wall Street’s Megamarch, though the latter group has tried to distance itself from the hacktivist community.
Big Real Estate
Star investor and philanthropist Michael Steinhardt and an unnamed partner have acquired rom the New York Stock Exchange two former American Stock Exchange buildings, 18-22 Thames Street and 78-86 Trinity Place, for a total of $65 million.
Mr. Steinhardt, who made his money as Wall Street’s so-called most successful money manager and who now mostly focuses on Read More
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Executives on Wall Street may be headed for their fourth best year of all time, but the U.S. stock market has been having some sour November days lately. The sure fire sign that rough times are back is the plethora of photographs on the news wires of traders looking very upset.
(The other sign Read More
Over the past few weeks, close readers of the Observer‘s print edition may have noticed “Observed,” the new cartoon series from Barry Blitt. Mr. Blitt’s oeuvre includes some astoundingly good New Yorker covers, the weekly illustrations that accompany Frank Rich’s column, and the lovely Observer doodles he’s long done of its Read More
Ladies & Money
Who can afford to worry about mysterious stock market collapses or the delisting of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when a woman as charming as Betty White is ringing New York Stock Exchange opening bell? There’s even a slightly nerve-wracking and impressively lengthy video of Ms. White’s Wall Street work yesterday. Enjoy!