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Times Square Got Occupied

Dedicated occupiers and eager theater folk merged together Friday night at Paramount Plaza, creating a 24-hour melting pot of nonstop music, performance art, and short plays.
December 5, 2011, 10:30pm

Dedicated occupiers and eager theater folk got together Friday night at Paramount Plaza on 50th Street and Broadway, creating a 24-hour melting pot of nonstop music, performance art, and short plays. The meet up was at 6 PM on the red steps in the middle of Times Square. Everyone passing by loved the occupation, with the exception of one snarky jerk who tried to impress his date by yelling "Get a fuckin' job! Get the fuck outta' here!" One lady from the crowd of occupiers rose to her feet and responded, "Shave off that stupid mustache, it looks like shit."

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The security guards and Paramount Plaza suits were total dicks. They flipped a shit when the occupiers drew a stage with chalk and ordered the people giving out free food to leave the plaza. To make the owners happy and live up to their reputation as "Bloomberg's army," the cops barricaded off the entrance area of the plaza, occasionally shoving the theater buffs around a bit. The occupiers had everything under control though. They took turns riding a bicycle that powered their performance spotlight and distributing tuna sandwiches and bread pudding on the sidewalk.

Overall the vibes of the night were pretty mellow, with the exception of one Vietnam vet who sat down on the steps and started screaming. Then the Times Square Security Alliance told him to get off the stairs because he was scaring the tourists.

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