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From Crown to Liberty to...Zuccotti




When the protestors chose Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan as the location of their protest against Wall Street, they chose well. Zuccotti Park is a private/public hybrid formerly known as Liberty Park.

Because of its proximity to Ground Zero, Liberty Park required significant rehabilitation after the collapse of the twin towers. Private money was used to renovate it, and it was re-named for the largest donor.

Liberty Park was named for Liberty Street, which has been known as Liberty Street since the American revolution. Previous to the revolution, it was known as Crown Street.