As It Turns 25, Business Booms at Occupy Wall Street’s Credit Union of Choice

The Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union gained notoriety last month when Occupy Wall Street opened an account there and encouraged others to do the same. This month, as the credit union celebrates its 25th anniversary, its membership has grown exponentially. Linda Levy, C.E.O. of the L.E.S.P.F.C.U., said that it was created out of necessity, after the closure of the last remaining financial institution within many blocks of its headquarters at 37 Avenue B. Its surroundings have changed dramatically in the last quarter century, but its customers have not. Watch The Local’s video to find out more.