Occupy Water Street

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City Planning Commission considers opening lower Manhattan plazas to music, food and more in a bid to boost Sandy recovery ⧸ Full Story

The $21 million sidewalk: Putting a price tag on privately owned public spaces

Used as a parking lot, this section of the HRA building along Pearl Street is part of the building's privately owned public space that's potentially worth millions to building owners. (Yolanne Almanzar/New York World)

Using details on recent real estate sales, we calculate the value to developers of the public plazas on their property ⧸ Full Story

What’s happening at other privately owned public spaces downtown?

Zuccotti Park is not the only privately owned public space downtown that must be open to the public 24/7 ⧸ Full Story

Lawyers, city clash over rights of Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park

Demonstrators on Broadway

As Sanitation workers dragged trash bags full of crumpled cardboard signs and blankets across Broadway, Zuccotti Park – for seven weeks until early this morning a heaving mass of rebellion as home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement – sat silent and deserted this morning, even as a temporary restraining order from State Supreme Court Judge… ⧸ Full Story

Behind closed gates: Inaccessible ‘public spaces’

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WNYC listeners and New York World readers report back on plazas and lobbies improperly blocked off from public access ⧸ Full Story

Privately owned, publicly treasured: Your favorite hidden spaces

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WNYC listeners and New York World readers reveal the best privately owned public spaces in Manhattan ⧸ Full Story

POPS stars = You

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Thank you, WNYC listeners and New York World readers, for reporting back on conditions at the city's privately owned public spaces ⧸ Full Story

Rate New York City’s privately owned public spaces

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In collaboration with WNYC, The New York World has mapped the city's plazas and arcades — and invites you to help us survey conditions ⧸ Full Story

Parade for privately owned spaces occupies midtown

Photo of Arcade Parade, October 15, 2011

Architects organize a celebration of Manhattan's quasi-public plazas and arcades ⧸ Full Story

Uptown, ‘public’ parks remain off limits

While protestors occupy Zuccotti Park, other privately owned public spaces remain padlocked ⧸ Full Story