an area set up with tents, especially as to house homeless or displaced persons.
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Lynn Waddell talks to the tent-city organizers—and the city police chief making preparations.
Still, the show felt nothing like an energizing, disorienting walk through the tent-city stronghold in Zuccotti Park.