Update from Senator Squadron, Borough President Stringer, Rep. Nadler, Council Member Chin on OWS & Community Concerns

Daniel L. Squadron

October 28, 2011

NEW YORK -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and Council Member Margaret Chin released the following update on the response to community concerns regarding Occupy Wall Street:

We continue to work with the City, OWS, and all stakeholders to respond to community concerns.

Fire hazards like generators and gas affect both the community and the protesters.  We are glad that there were no incidents as the FDNY carried out its safety inspection this morning.

Other major issues remain: specifically, noise, sanitation, and access related to barricades. We’ve met with the City and, today, Borough President Stringer and Senator Squadron met with representatives of OWS who have been designated to work with the local community to address these ongoing concerns.  

We remain committed to a solution that protects the protesters’ rights while addressing the very real quality of life, health, and safety issues around Zuccotti Park.


Media Contacts:
Amy Spitalnick (Squadron) / 212.298.5565, spitalni@nysenate.gov
Audrey Gelman (Stringer) / 212.669.8143, agelman@manhattanbp.org