Amid iconic economic landmarks like Bergdorf-Goodman, Apple and The Plaza Hotel, Occupy Wall Street invaded Grand Army Plaza in Midtown on Tuesday.
The self-proclaimed "99 percent" moved uptown from Zuccotti Park to mobilize and then proceeded to take their message right to the front door of the wealthiest in New York City.
Going in, some felt that the movement was more like a tropical storm rather than a hurricane. A force, but not a defined one.
"I'm not happy that they don't have a more unified message. We had a more unified and I feel bad that they don't. They are all over the place," said Rachel Siegel who came in support with members of her Tuesday morning bicycle club.
Protesters showed up with signs produced by political organizer MoveOn.org and there were various unions peppering the crowd. However, unlike the scene downtown, the Occupy march uptown was not as youthful but equally as passionate with Americans who are enraged at the current system and the economic state.
One protester named Joanne told PIX 11 News that she has been unemployed for nearly two years and her age combined with the climate has been a challenging two-punch combination to overcome.
"It's been very difficult to find a job as an older worker," said Joanne who quickly added, "I feel like a thoroughbred with no race to run. I have all the skills, the qualifications, the training, and no job.
Armed with talking points that are now becoming points of contention they marched, Rupert Murdoch was the first on the list of five uber-rich business magnates to get occupied. In all, they visited four more residences.
The three-hour tour resulted in no arrests, with more marches planned for Wednesday and Thursday.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun