Rep. Grimm To Occupy Wall Street: Get Out Of NYC

Protesters march across Brooklyn Bridge yesterday while below, commuter traffic flows freely (source: Michael Yam via NY Times)

The following is a press release from the office of Rep. Michael Grimm:

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-NY) issued the following statement on the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street:

“These people have overstayed their welcome and it’s time they get the heck out of New York City. Between the filth, the smell, the incessant noise, and threat to public safety, they have done nothing but cause a nuisance to the people who work and live in Lower Manhattan. They’ve cost the city and surrounding businesses millions of dollars, and it’s time these people find a more productive use of their time. New Yorkers have had ENOUGH!

“The people I represent are the hard-working ‘99%’ who simply want to go to work, do their jobs, and get home to their families without being hassled along the way.  They already face one of the longest commutes in the nation without having to deal with this mob.  It is reprehensible for these lowlifes to overrun the Staten Island Ferry or the subways to Brooklyn and add further hours to the trip home.

“I applaud the efforts of Mayor Bloomberg, and the NYPD under Commissioner Kelly’s leadership, in cleaning up Zuccotti Park and managing a potentially violent and destructive situation. They have done a tremendous job! However, it has been two months and now it’s time for the OWS protesters to pack up their tents, buy a bar of soap, and head home.”

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm represents New York’s 13th Congressional District, which includes all of Staten Island. In Brooklyn, the 13th District includes parts of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst and Gravesend

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