Cara Buckley writes: “The anti-Wall Street protests, which are being driven from their urban encampments across the nation, now face a pivotal challenge: With their outposts gone, will their movement wither?”
Halbfinger & Barbaro recap the crackdown in the park.
Baker & Goldstein look at NYPD’s execution of the raid: “Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly was at the center, his presence underscoring how the operation was fraught with challenges for the Police Department. There could be no repeat of episodes in recent weeks, like the pepper-spraying of protesters, that violated department rules and created a firestorm of public sympathy for the squatters.”
Noah Rosenberg follows the corruption trial of Bronx City Councilman Larry Seabrook – and the testimony of Bronx fixer Stanley Schlein.
Michael Grynbaum notes that MTA honcho Joe Lhota once wanted the city to have control of the subway system.