I mean, I’m all for marching on the Upper East Side, particularly on Jamie Dimon’s house, in part because who doesn’t love stopping in at the Tom Ford store, but you know if your protest is based in the Financial District, you don’t really have to hike that far. (Though some good old ones are up there, sure!) You want plutocrats? Average price per square foot on residential real estate is higher in Soho and TriBeCa than it is on the Upper East Side. At least you could just stop at Gramercy and the Flatiron, where in new developments, the neighborhood is “the only part of Manhattan to average more than $2,000 per square foot.” Plus you can stop by Paz de la Huerta’s house in TriBeCa and you can save wear and tear on your poor people shoes, which don’t last long, as they were made by such tiny delicate fingers overseas.
And don’t forget we’re making new friends all the time! Likely “10,000 financial-services job cuts in New York City by the end of 2012,” and then they’ll be out there on the streets protesting too.
Meanwhile, in other upcoming events, mark your calendars, if you like (either to be present or to be out of the way): today at 3 p.m., it’s a march on Chase bank; Saturday, people march from Liberty Square on Chase bank again to support customers closing their accounts; and then, later Saturday, at 5 p.m., it’s the occupation of Times Square. (Spoiler: that’s not going to end well!)