Dec. 4, 2011 Staff Report
A Sunnyside resident set up a table, displayed some literature and began promoting “Occupy Wall Street” underneath the Arch on 46th Street.
David Andersson, who lives on 41st Street, said he wanted to let people know about Occupy Queens, an offshoot of the Wall Street movement that focuses on issues such as immigration, affordable housing and job losses throughout the borough.
“I would like to see an Occupy Sunnyside,” Andersson said. “I’m here to test the water in Sunnyside and see how people react.”
He said if there was interest he would be willing to set up events at places such as All Saints Church on 46th Street and/or at Thomas P. Noonan Park.
During the course of the afternoon a stream of people chatted with Andersson and picked up his literature—but he was far from mobbed.
Nevertheless, Anderson said that he has had “great feedback.” He said that he was telling people interested in the movement to visit occupyqueens.net
Occupy Queens held its debut on November 11 at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights. More than 150 people attended to voice their concerns and opinions regarding the major issues facing the borough, according to published reports.
The group held its third meeting on Friday at the same location.