NetNet's John Carney is on the scene in lower Manhattan. Here are his updates on what's going on.
4:49 P.M. : A New York state judge ruled in favor of New York City and Brookfield properties, declining to extend the temporary restraining order.
OWS protesters may legally return to the park.
They will not however be permitted to put up tents or other shelters in the park.
The decision came after a hearing this morning in the courthouse at 60 Center St. in lower Manhattan.
Earlier today, a different judge issued a temporary restraining order barring the city from preventing protesters from re-entering the park. The city seems to have ignored that order. This afternoon, the park was barricaded and occupied only by police officers and security guards.
Separately, Occupy Wall Street linked attorneys have said they are planning in asking the court to hold city officials in contempt of court for violating the earlier order.
It was not immediately clear if this decision would be appealed.
2:34 P.M. : The hearing, at 60 Centre St., about whether or not the Occupy Wall Street protesters should be allowed to re-enter Zuccotti Park has ended, they are expecting a decision at 3:15 P.M.
Here is Brookfield's letter to Mayor Bloomberg requesting removal of the protesters from the park.
1:56 P.M. : The attempt to occupy Duarte Park ended with protesters deciding to march back to Zuccotti Park around noon Tuesday.
Police arrested over a dozen protesters who had entered the fenced in construction area through a hole cut in the fence. Many protesters who had entered earlier left when police announced they would be arresting those who remained.