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Hell no, we won’t go — unless we get goose down pillows.

A key Occupy Wall Street leader and another protester who leads a double life as a businessman ditched fetid tents and church basements for rooms at a luxurious hotel that promises guests can “unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko,” The Post has learned.

The $700-per-night W Hotel Downtown last week hosted both Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee, and Brad Spitzer, a California-based analyst who not only secretly took part in protests during a week-long business trip but offered shelter to protesters in his swanky platinum-card room.

NO PARK-ING: Instead of Zuccotti Park squalor a swanky room at the W Hotel Downtown was more comfy for Brad Spitzer (pictured) and other well-heeled protesters.

NO PARK-ING: Instead of Zuccotti Park squalor a swanky room at the W Hotel Downtown was more comfy for Brad Spitzer (pictured) and other well-heeled protesters.
A room at the W Hotel Downtown

A room at the W Hotel Downtown
Peter Dutro

Peter Dutro

“Tents are not for me,” he confessed, when confronted in the sleek black lobby of the Washington Street hotel where sources described him as a “repeat” guest.

Spitzer, 24, an associate at financial-services giant Deloitte, which netted $29 billion in revenue last year, admitted he joined the protest at Zuccotti Park several times.

“I’m staying here for work,” said Spitzer, dressed down in a company T-shirt and holding a backpack and his suitcase. “I do finance, but I support it still.”

During his stay, hotel sources said, he and other ragtag revolutionaries he brought into the hotel lived like 1 percenters. He would order up a roll-out bed to accommodate guests, they said.

“He’s here all the time,” a hotel source said. “We all see him at the protest.”

Spitzer denied sheltering Occupiers. He claimed he only invited in a blogger buddy living at the park to wash off his camp grime.

Meanwhile, Dutro, 35, one of only a handful of OWS leaders in charge of the movement’s $500,000 in donations, checked in on Wednesday, the night after police emptied Zuccotti Park.

While hundreds of his rebel brethren scrambled to find shelter in church basements, Dutro chose the five-star, 58-story hotel, with its lush rooms and 350-count Egyptian cotton sheets. He lives only a short taxi ride away in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

“I knew everything was going to be a clusterf–k in the morning,” he told The Post, alluding to Occupy’s own disruption plans. “How would I get over the bridge when they were shutting it down?”

The tattoo artist-turned-Occupy money man took the elevator up to the fifth-floor welcome desk, where a disc jockey spins tunes and guests enjoy a vista of the growing freedom tower.

He said he spent $500 of his own money to get the room because he wanted a good night’s rest ahead of the cause’s two-month ceremony the next day and raucous post-raid protests.

“I knew . . . there was a high probability of getting arrested,” he said. “I wanted a nice room. That’s OK. Not everybody there is dirt poor.”

He paid for the palace with his American Express card.

“It is an expensive hotel. Whatever,” he said.

The rooms have 37-inch flat-screen TVs, window seats overlooking the city and iPod-dock alarm clocks. Visitors can order 12-year-old Glenlivet scotch for $375 a bottle, or an $18 pastrami sandwich, from room service. There’s even a menu for four-legged guests, including a $16 dog dish of Niman Ranch ground beef.

He claims he chose the W for its convenience, not its luxury.

“I’m not in the business of throwing money away,” he said. “It’s the only room I could find.”

And he claims he took care of comrades in less-comfortable digs.

“I took food to all those churches,” he said. “I got them cigarettes.”

Occupiers told The Post that they witnessed other General Assembly and group leaders stay in both the W Downtown and the Marriott Hotel — and said that key players were not present when cops stormed Zuccotti.
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3 am Burger Chronicles

I find it funny, sad, and bizarre that so many altercations  occur at Micky Deez

It is like a twilight zone episode ….no ?

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Elementary Students Excited about Visit from Porn Star

Former porn star Sasha Grey says she will not withdraw from an elementary school reading program despite outcry from angry parents, according to a report from TMZ.

Earlier Friday, news broke that  a Los Angeles area elementary school is facing some major criticism from parents after the district invited Grey to read to a group of first graders as part of the Read Across America program.

“I committed to this program with the understanding that people would have their own opinions about what I have done, who I am and what I represent,” she said in a statement.

“I am an actor. I am an artist. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a partner. I have a past that some people may not agree with, but it does not define who I am.

“I believe in the future of our children, and I will remain an active supporter and participant in education-focused initiatives.”

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On the Matter of Starbucks Etiquette

The proliferation of wireless access in this country has empowered an entire a generation of mobile workers. Working remotely has become a great new alternative for those seeking to buck the office-establishment.

Free from the chains of cubicle life, these workforce pioneers are now setting up shop at their local Starbucks. However, just like the traditional office has a workplace etiquette, the “coffee-shop office” also has own culture.

I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a coffee-shop commando myself. I actually wrote my entire book at my local Miami Starbucks (SBUX). To get insight into the do’s and don’ts of working in the coffee shop office, I interviewed a couple of my coffeehouse “office mates” and we came up with the following list of typical workplace violators that may be familiar to you:

The Squatter.  Let’s get one thing straight, this ain’t Zuccotti Park, so don’t be pitching your tent in my Starbucks! There is nothing more annoying than the guy who sets up shop then leaves all of his stuff unattended at a table to head off for lunch or a trip to the gym.

Most shops are pretty small, which means table space is pretty scarce. Yet, this violator will have the audacity to ask you to watch his stuff while he whisks off to some other appointment at a nearby location only to return an hour later. To be fair, this tends to be more a rural Starbucks phenomenon. Anyone bold enough to pull this maneuver in any of the 500 plus Manhattan locations would likely return to find their office space looted.

The Aristocrat. Many a coffee shop will have both indoor and outdoor seating depending on the location and time of year. Without fail, there’s always that one overly-empowered “aristocrat” who feels they should set up shop in both locations, as if to have a second home of sorts. We the Starbucks taxpayers, end up funding this second home and paying the price in lack of space to operate.

These folks also tend to forget that Starbucks is not a traditional restaurant! They will happily make a mess at milk/sugar station and walk off leaving their table in complete disarray. It must have been nice to be raised by a staff who cleaned up after you.

The Line Diva. Without fail, wherever I travel I come across that annoying, not-so-self-aware individual standing in front of the counter chatting away on a cell phone as the barista patiently waits for the order. Really??? Who is so important that he or she must be on the phone while in line making everyone wait for the conversation to end?

What’s even more frustrating is that these folks tend to be seriously challenged when it comes to the art of multi-tasking. Seriously, hang up, make your order, and call back when you are clear of the line.

The Broadcaster. Some people struggle with the notion that other people actually exist in this world. I just don’t get why some people have to yell on their cell phones as if they are at home speaking to their hard-of-hearing grandmother. Is it too much to ask to be respectful of others while on the phone in a public place? These folks also like to Skype in public letting everyone become part of the conversation. In another life, these violators were likely circus performers of some sort that just need to express themselves. However, as eclectic as some Starbucks populations can be, this is not the Big Top!

At the end of the day we all need to be respectful of one another. So the next time you find yourself working remotely at Starbucks (or wherever your location choice) be sure to remember you aren’t alone!


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