Bloomberg's mansion spared Occupy Wall Street's roar
Throngs marched through the Upper East Side yesterday, shouting outsidethe residences of some of the wealthiest people in the world.
Throngs marched through the Upper East Side yesterday, shouting outside the residences of some of the wealthiest people in the world.
But they left out one billionaire — Mayor Michael Bloomberg — the second-richest man in New York.
Protesters chanted, “We’re here, we’re hungry and we’re coming to your house!” in front of the homes of News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, conservative billionaire David Koch and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, among others.
The marchers, Occupy Wall Street protesters among them, want the millionaire tax to be extended past December, when it expires.
One protester, Greenwich Village student Emily Roche, 18, said Bloomberg’s building was spared because of his support for Occupy Wall Street.
“Bloomberg said he supports the protesters as long as we don’t break the law,” Roche said. “I don’t think [he’s] corporate enough.”
Bloomberg is worth more than 19 billion dollars.
Brooklyn actor Shay Glejzer, 23, thought they should have stopped by the mayor’s East 79th Street abode. “I don’t know why it’s not included in this march,” Glejzer said.
But Bronx protester Alfredo Carrasquillo, 27, said Bloomberg’s not out of the woods yet. “Today, he’s not the main focus,” Carrasquillo said. “When his time comes, we’ll be at his house, too.”