Tomorrow, my husband, Clif, and I will be heading to New York City for the weekend. As the title of this post indicates, we will be visiting our daughter, and we will also be checking out lower Manhattan and Occupy Wall Street. Being in the 99 percent that lately has gotten such short shrift from the top 1 percent, my husband, my daughter, and I feel a strong solidarity with this movement, and we all hope that positive change will come as a result of the protests. Our very own “Arab Spring,” so to speak. (Even though it’s fall.)
I had heard of OWS’s food tent, which accepts donations so that those who protest can eat without spending a lot of money. Since I would be making anise biscotti to bring to my daughter, I decided to make a double batch so that I could give some to the protesters. It’s not much, but it will be a little homemade contribution from Maine. I plan on taking pictures of this tent, and I hope to talk to a few people there to get a sense of what it’s like to be part of the protest and to feed so many people.
After that, we’ll to head to Chelsea Market with its many food vendors. I’ve read great things about this market, and I’ve wanted to go for a long time. If time and the weather allow, we’ll walk the High Line. If not, we might move on to a movie and dinner. Or go through some of the art galleries in Chelsea. Or browse at the Strand Bookstore.
It’ll all be grand, as the Irish might say, and I’ll be reporting back next week.