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City Extends Zuccotti Park Property Claim

The Department of Sanitation extended the claim period through Tuesday.



    Police and sanitation crews confiscated four large piles of personal items from Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning. News4's Brian Thompson has more on when and where protesters will be able to pick those items up. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011)

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    protesters who had their tents, tarps and other items confiscated when the NYPD raided Zuccotti Park earlier this week will have a few more days to claim their property.

    The Department of Sanitation has extended the time for anyone wishing to reclaim personal property through Tuesday.

    Protesters can pick up their items at the department's Manhattan District 7 Garage on on West 56th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday or Tuesday.  

    Anyone seeking to claim property must present valid photo ID. Individuals will also have to fill out a claim form and provide any available proof that they own whatever items they try to claim.

    If officials can't immediately determine an item belongs to the person trying to claim it, it will be set aside until a later date in case anyone else shows up to lay claim to the item.

    The city shut down the garage Tuesday after just two demonstrators were allowed to claim belongings, but it has since reopened.

    NYPD Evacuates Zuccotti Park [Raw]

    [NY] NYPD Evacuates Zuccotti Park [Raw]
    NYPD officers swept Zuccotti Park after midnight Tuesday in a surprise evacuation of the Occupy Wall Street protesters who have been camped out there for two months. More here.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012)

    There were 220 people arrested during the cleanup earlier this week and the daylong protests that followed, including several journalists who were later released. City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez also was arrested and said he was roughed up by police.

    The city said the situation at the park had become untenable. Residents in Lower Manhattan had complained frequently about protesters making noise and leaving human waste in the street, and city officials had said the park, littered with tents, tarps and other items, had become a fire hazard.