"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
Matthew, The Bible.
"Keep in mind that permits are legally required for assemblies of more than 20 or more people within the confines of NYC public parks, which close at 10pm.
YOU DO NOT NEED A PERMIT TO OCCUPY OR PEACEABLY ASSEMBLE ON PUBLIC SIDEWALKS."
Public assembly is a tricky thing. 12 people wearing Ku Klux Clan gear milling around a sidewalk -- not coool. People living in Parks, storing dirty needles in their items (endangering others) and suing city workers for discarding their findings -- a threat to joggers and babies in stollers everywhere.
Look at the old history of Wall Street -- the original "guttersnipes" were in the sidewalks, trading -- so then there is this irony of the sidewalks as public space, and the gutters -- hmm?
Hamilton.... what authority will we end up brokering, in the end?