On Saturday, two badly hit neighborhoods in New York City received a visit from another big name, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who spent his afternoon cleaning up in the Rockaways and packing food for displaced residents in Staten Island:
— Goldman Sachs (@GoldmanSachs) November 12, 2012
The photo of Blankfein-- the head of a company Matt Taibbi famous called the "great vampire squid" of Wall Street-- is probably startling to many. The CEO, after all, traded his business suit for a regular working man's t-shirt and jeans.
One Twitter user wondered if Blankfein may have been the subject of a Christmas Carol-like intervention:
Goldman Sachs-- long condemned for their role in the housing crisis and much maligned by the likes of Occupy Wall Street-- experienced some more bad publicity when Superstorm Sandy hit.
The company's headquarters in Lower Manhattan-- thanks to their extensive disaster preparations-- was one of the very, very few building to keep power during the blackout caused by the storm.
Goldman Sachs made a $10 million donation towards hurricane relief.