New York braces for Occupy Wall Street march today

An OWS protester cheers after he was let back into Zuccotti Park Tuesday night.

Protesters say they are prepared to be arrested en masse for their cause today.

Approximately 25 Occupy Wall Street members met at 60 Wall Street yesterday to discuss their willingness to be arrested when they take to the streets this morning as part of their Day of Action.

The protesters will attempt to march to the New York Stock Exchange at 7 a.m. On their way, they say they will “confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice,” according to OccupyWallSt.org.

The NYPD and the MTA are preparing for the worst. Last night more than 20 NYPD squad cars gathered at Battery Park to prepare for the protesters’ march. Department of Homeland Security vehicles and two NYPD mobile command units — vans carrying officers and police technology — were also on hand.

“The protesters are calling for a massive event aimed at disrupting major parts of the city,” Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said yesterday.

“Everything that we have seen and heard suggests that we may have tens of thousands of people tomorrow protesting,” he added.

Subway shutdown?

Protesters plan to “occupy” the following stations at
3 p.m. today:
   
Bronx:
Fordham Road
Yankee Stadium

Brooklyn:
Broadway Junction
Borough Hall
   
Queens:
Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue
Jamaica Center-Parsons-Archer
   
Manhattan:
125th Street A,B,C,D station
Union Square
23rd Street/Eighth Avenue
Staten Island:
St. George, Staten Island Ferry Terminal



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Newest java joint in bastion of hipness is…

Little may represent the change the neighborhood is undergoing right now like the arrival of the first Starbucks. The chain which is ubiquitous in Manhattan, opened a Williamsburg store at…

National

Black and white are the new orange at…

By Brendan O'Brien(Reuters) - Black and white are the new orange in a Michigan county where the sheriff has made a wardrobe change for jail…

National

Traps set after reports of giant snake on…

New Jersey animal control workers have set traps to snare a reported 20-foot-long serpent slithering through the waters of Lake Hopatcong.

Local

NYPD: Stroller carrying 2-year-old rolls onto Queens subway…

A 2-year-old girl in a stroller rolled onto subway tracks in Queens on Monday morning, police said.

Entertainment

‘The Leftovers’ recap: Season 1, Episode 4, ‘B.J.…

Last week’s episode of “The Leftovers” was apparently a fluke, because this week’s episode returns to focusing on the Garveys and it is so boring.…

Movies

Interview: Luc Besson says 'Lucy' is very different…

Filmmaker Luc Besson talks about his new film "Lucy," how it's different than "Limitless" and his crazy first conversation with Egyptian actor Amr Waked.

Music

Weezer releases first new song since 2010

Weezer releases "Back to the Shack," their first new song in almost six years.

Movies

Benedict Cumberbatch plays a different kind of genius…

The man known worldwide for his portrayal of London's eccentric private detective Sherlock Holmes is trading his Belstaff coat for tweed this fall. Benedict Cumberbatch…

NFL

'Vicktory dogs' travel road to rehabilitation seven years…

Of the dozens of dogs groomed by Bad Newz Kennels, 48 were rescued and 22 of the pit bull terriers have emerged at Best Friends Animal Society.

MLB

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according…

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according to report

NFL

Giants lineman Chris Snee to retire: Reports

The Giants report to training camp on Tuesday, but Chris Snee may not be there when they do.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony talks about his charity work in…

As he is used to doing every year, NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is going to visit Puerto Rico to do work for his foundation.

Tech

RocketSkates let users roll with a motor

Los Angeles company Acton has raised funds on Kickstarter to roll out a nifty alternative – motor-powered "RocketSkates."

Tech

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony becomes a tech entrepreneur

He's been an All-Star, an Olympian, and a celebrity spokesperson. Now NBA player Carmelo Anthony is adding the position "tech entrepreneur" to his resume. Along…

Tech

Ulises 1 is the world's first singing satellite

A group of artists and engineers in Mexico have unveiled Ulises 1, the world's first opera-singing satellite.

Home

Wallscape on a budget

Skip the wallpaper and ombre an accent wall instead.