Occupy Wall Street is moving on up to the East Side — literally, with a coalition of activist groups is marching on the homes of some of New York City’s richest residents tomorrow.The “Millionaire’s March” was organized by three of the groups that helped plan last Wednesday’s Occupy Wall Street megamarch; UnitedNY, the Strong Economy for All Coalition, the Working Families Party, and New York Communities for Change. It will include stops at the homes of News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, energy executive and conservative activist David Koch, real estate developer Howard Millstein, hedge fund manager John Paulson and JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon.
According to a press release for the march, the targets were, “specifically chosen for their willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99%.” The “Millionaire’s March” begins tomorrow at 12:30 PM on the corner of 59th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Interestingly, one of New York’s best known billionaires, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, isn’t on the marchers’ list. Perhaps he earned some goodwill with his promise to let the Occupy Wall Street crowd remain in Zuccotti Park.