At a Community Board meeting on Thursday night, the protesters and the residents living close by Zuccotti Park hashed out ideas that tried to satisfy both parties, limiting drum beats and arranging for bathroom access. It's been more than a month that Occupy Wall Streets have been camped at the area, and the meeting was spurred by residents complaints, some of whom aired grievances to New York 1, NBC New York and the New York Post of loud drumming, worrying about their safety and noting more trash in the area. The Post, naturally, has the most colorful fuming resident quotes:
"They are defecating on our doorsteps," fumed Catherine Hughes, a member of Community Board 1 and a stay at home mom who has the misfortune of living one block from the chaos. "A lot of people are very frustrated. A lot of people are concerned about the safety of our kids."