From:   Drew H <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 04, 2011 11:28:41 AM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: growing occupy wall st - POPS

The private public space situation is amazing for us. There is a need to expand. I've cc'ed this information to the september17 google group.

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 1:31 AM, Linnea M. Palmer Paton <> wrote:
Hi Drew,

I would send this to tactical but they don't seem to have an online presence. Please forward as you see fit.

I'm an urban planning student, so naturally I was interested in the legal framework that made it possible for us to be in Zuccotti park. After some research I found the NYC Dept. of City Planning's zoning regulation and inventory of all privately owned public spaces (POPS).

Since I hope that OWS gets so many people that we have to take over other sites, I thought we should start planning for what those sites are. I took the NYC DCP's inventory list, looked them up on google earth, and made a map of all the spaces that I think are large enough to accommodate another occupation site. Yellow is what I think is best, red is okay, blue is iffy, and pink is I'm not sure it's a POPS (the inventory is somewhat ambiguous by only listing street numbers and not providing maps of each site.

I've attached the map I made, the NYC DCP inventory, the zoning reg (legalese), and a summary of POPS in NYC. Again, feel free to share.