Chris Olechowski, the chair of Community Board 1 in Brooklyn, has registered a campaign committee to challenge progressive activist Lincoln Restler as he seeks reelection to his second term as district leader.
Mr. Olechowski’s interest running against Mr. Restler was already established, but the new committee firmly sets the stage for another match between supporters and opponents of Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the head of Brooklyn’s Democratic organization.
After a series of evictions at their encampments around the country, Occupy Wall Street protesters want the next phase of their movement to begin in a vacant lot on Canal Street and Sixth Avenue that’s owned by Trinity Church, but the church won’t let them use the space. On Saturday, the demonstrators plan to mark the three month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street with a rally. According to a press release sent out by the Occupy Wall Street media team, Saturday’s event is designed as “part of a call to re-occupy in the wake of the coordinated attacks and subsequent evictions of occupations” and an effort to “urge Trinity Church to do the right thing.”