Inspired by the massive public protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and Madrid’s Puerta del Sol Square, hundreds have camped out in a square near Wall Street since Sept. 17, 2011, as part of a campaign dubbed "Occupy Wall Street." — Democracy Now @ Youtube
On Saturday NYPD and its counter terrorism beat arrested and humiliated 80 activist for terrorizing Wall Street. These are the peaceful protesters with articulate voice and a message, aware of social injustice growing in American cities. Could this be the beginnings of American Spring?
In the mean time around the high culture speak, the architectural press has a more positive 'view' of a thriving city, ohh.., the Big Apple love... "The decade has been a golden age for the city, a renaissance in architecture and urban design."
Urban Design how and for whom madam? For the tourists of New York?