Browsing All posts tagged under »people’s plaza«

City: You Can Occupy But Not Really

November 22, 2011 by


The Occupy Philly Legal Collective reported to the General Assembly (GA) Monday night that both the permit applications submitted for the Municipal Services Building Plaza, or Thomas Paine Plaza, have been denied. Both the Collective and the Reasonable Solutions Working Group submitted applications separately for Thomas Paine Plaza. Rather, the City of Philadelphia has provided […]

Occupy Philly Votes to Move to Thomas Paine – NOW

November 17, 2011 by


After at least two hours of discussion, the Occupy Philly General Assembly has voted to move from Dilworth Plaza, or People’s Plaza, to Municipal Services Building Plaza, or Thomas Paine Plaza. The meeting began with clarifications by the Legal Collective, including that the eviction notice was no guarantee the City of Philadelphia would not come […]

Why Did the Big, Black Box Cross the Road?

November 8, 2011 by


While many enjoyed the wedding at Occupy on Sunday afternoon, others were across the street in Municipal Services Building Plaza, or Thomas Paine Plaza, trying to decide how to protect a black warming box constructed overnight. A big, black box sitting adjacent to the statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo was the issue. With no […]

Discussion on Expansion, Resistance Continues

November 7, 2011 by


Discussion was much calmer Sunday night than previous nights as the General Assembly focused on the logistics of staying at Dilworth Plaza, also known as the People’s Plaza. The discussion was imminent due to the renovation project, slated to begin in November. A great deal of resistance surrounds the renovation project, let alone the discussion […]

Dilworth Renovation Panel Becomes Forum for Occupiers

October 29, 2011 by


While planners of the renovation of the Dilworth Plaza planned to discuss the design process on last week, the meeting became a forum for many Occupiers to ask questions about the use of $50 million at a time of economic crisis. The City of Philadelphia is preparing for a major renovation of Dilworth Plaza, which […]

Occupy, City To Meet on Sunday

October 29, 2011 by


A meeting is planned between Occupy members and Philadelphia city officials on Sunday at 4 p.m., when representatives from Occupy can provide the city with a letter drafted by Occupiers, according to an announcement during Thursday’s General Assembly. The meeting with city officials is among several important meetings on Sunday. At noon, Occupiers are encouraged […]