In the News: Occupy Wall Street’s New Plan

••• “One of the Downtown Alliance’s fleet of free Downtown Connection shuttle buses burst into flame on Thursday morning, near the intersection of Greenwich Street and Battery Place, around 11:30am. There were no passengers aboard the bus at the time, and the driver quickly escaped from the burning vehicle. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.” —Broadsheet

••• The Financial Times surveys Tribeca home design. Love that watermelon!

••• “The 99 percent is back—and bent on wreaking havoc on your morning commute tomorrow to mark the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. About 500 protesters gathered in Washington Square Park yesterday to plot mayhem in the Financial District. Organizers said a ‘swirl of mobile occupations’ will begin at 6 a.m. in Zuccotti Park. By 7 a.m., they plan to head to the New York Stock Exchange for a ‘peaceful sitting wall,’ while others will occupy intersections throughout the area and disrupt traffic.” It’s quaint that they still think FiDi is the heart of the financial world. —New York Post

By Robert Stolarik for the New York Times

••• And from the New York Times: “On the first of three days of events planned for the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, about 250 people marched down Broadway from Washington Square toward Zuccotti Park, accompanied by a large number of police officers on foot, in marked and unmarked cars, and riding scooters.” About 15 arrests were made (although the Wall Street Journal said 25.)

••• “395 Broadway is now, officially, a Manhattan Loft Guy favorite building.”

••• “The former Todd English pet project at the Gild Hall Hotel, The Libertine, is no more. Signage is up indicating that it will be a third location of Felice, the wine bar and restaurant with two locations on the Upper East Side.” —Eater

••• “Earlier this summer, there was speculation that Chase was just being a jerk by blocking off its massive downtown plaza, but it looks like there actually is construction going on.” —Curbed

••• “A 44-year-old man who police were hunting in connection with the alleged rape of a 56-year-old woman who had recognized him from Occupy Wall Street protests turned himself in Friday after seeing his photo in the news.” —DNAinfo

••• A very pretty photo of “Tribute in Light.” —Chicago Tribune

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