Check Out All The Awesome Amenities At Occupy Wall Street's Camp

Occupy Wall Street

Photo: Vivian Giang

The Occupy Wall Streeters have been camped out at their Zuccotti Park headquarters in Manhattan’s Financial District for three weeks now. Zuccotti Park wasn’t their intended campsite.  They originally wanted to pitch tents on Wall Street, but that wasn’t possible due to police barricades.

Still, their accidental campsite has proved to be an ideal location for the growing movement.  The park already has trees, granite sidewalks, tables, seats and benches, lights and electrical outlets.

What’s more is demonstrators have added their own amenities making Zuccotti Park their new home.

Here's a map via the Occupied Wall Street Journal of the basic camp layout.

At both park entrances there's an information stand.

There's a children's book section too.

Near the General Assembly is the media centre. It's powered by a generator and access is limited.

The Occupy Wall Streeters have their own newspaper called The Occupied Wall Street Journal.

Close to the media hub is a carpeted area that has chairs and a futon. At night it's a hangout spot for some of the demonstrators.

During the day, it serves as a childcare centre complete with toys for the kids.

The kitchen also has a grey water system to filter out dirty dishwater contaminants.

Occupy Wall Streeters have a sanitation working group that sweeps and removes trash. They've also set up recycling bins at the camp.

There's a medical station that's staffed by those licensed to provide first aid.

The comfort station provides blankets, coats, soap and bug spray.

Protesters can get a pair of fresh socks too.

Demonstrators can decorate signs, which are mostly made of used pizza boxes.

There's a tobacco station where protesters can roll their own cigarettes.

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