The Bloomberg administration has tried to negotiate with Occupy Wall Street protesters, but were stymied by the leaderless structure of the group.
Obama spokesman Jay Carney treaded delicately around Mayor Bloomberg’s actions, telling reporters that every municipality had to make their own decision.
The raid was minutely planned, with police hoping to avoid an incident which would create a firestorm of sympathy for the protesters.
Adam Lisberg points out that for all of the uproar Bloomberg’s actions created among those gunning for his jobs, none called for a return of the encampments.
Why did Bloomberg move on Zuccotti? “He knew he was being perceived as weak,” one source told The Post.
The protesters are back in Zuccotti, but without tents or sleeping bags.
Several reporters were detained during the raid, leading Scott Stringer to declare “Zuccotti Park is not Tiananmen Square.’
Juan Gonzalez wonders why tents are allowed up in parks around the city so long as they conduct commerce, as in the Union Square Christmas Market.
Occupy camps have been cleared across the nation, leading organizers to consider the next stage of the movement.
The Times worries that Bloomberg’s actions will quash the Occupy protests.
City Comptroller John Liu accepted political contributions during his 2009 campaign from people linked to disgraced Democratic fund raiser Norman Hsu, Michael Howard Saul reports.
The Post wants Liu to step aside in his comptroller duties.
When he worked for Rudy Giuliani, new MTA chair Joe Lhota once testified that New York City should be in control of its transit system, a view he said he no longer holds.
Mike Bloomberg is borrowing a page from Andrew Cuomo’s playbook in his negotiations with DC37.
Ultimate fighters fired a lawsuit to compete in New York State.
Among Larry Seabrook’s alleged scams–padding receipts for the great works of children’s literature.
The UFT is appealing a ruling that says the city can release performance evaluations of teachers.
New York City officials presented the state with a wishlist of economic development projects, including a new produce market for Hunts Point, a convention center in Queens and waterfront redevelopment in Staten Island.
Obama administration officials are quietly bracing for the failure of the super-committee.
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