If you live near Lincoln Center and were expecting some peace and quite tonight, you might be in for surprise.
Occupy Wall Street is heading north this evening, with a rally at at the normally sedate Lincoln Center scheduled for 7:00 pm tonight.
Granny Peace Brigade’s website states the protest will be at “the fountain in Lincoln Center” (likely Josie Robertson Plaza at Columbus & 64th), but lists the address as Broadway & 66th. Either way, I’m sure they won’t be hard to miss.
GPB (which seems to have a completely different agenda than OWS) is planning a “silent vigil.” It will be interesting to see if the OWS group maintains that silence or branches out into a rowdier protest — there were close to 100 arrests on Saturday when OWS protesters moved into Times Square. As WQXR writes: “Past OWS protests have been characterized by loud bongo drums [and] chanting crowds.”
It should be an interesting scene to say the least. There’s a 7:00 pm “War Horse” show at the Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater and various 7:30 pm performances at nearby Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera House. I’m sure patrons didn’t think they’d have to pass through the middle of a political rally when they bought their tickets.
@KarolNYC tweeted to say that some nearby buildings are being notified of the protest as a warning.
While I haven’t seen it reported anywhere else, Metro New York claims that OWS is actually “mulling setting up a second tent city” in Lincoln Center. I find that highly unlikely and assume it’s either a misquote, misunderstanding, or just some far-fetched idea proposed by whomever Metro spoke/e-mailed with.
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