Wall Street was full of naked people this morning. Not in a metaphorical sense! A tipster sent us this video of a man doing some vigorous dick-swinging exercises outside of 75 Wall Street this morning. And that's not all:
He was the only one leading a workout, but there was a woman (totally totally naked) sweeping the street (she brought her own broom). Another was on her phone headset having a business call. To be honest, by the time I noticed it was a group and not just this one guy, the rest were putting their clothes on. It looks like their plan was to do "normal" things on the street.
It started at what seemed to be 7:00 on the dot and at 7:05 it was wrapping up. Very coordinated. I would guess Improv Everywhere if I didn't know that they probably wouldn't cross the line into fully nude.
I didn't see any arrests - the response was pretty positive. People were laughing and taking photos, if they even bothered to notice or stop. It's still NYC. It didn't seem that they went West of William Street, so there wouldn't be law enforcement really walking around. But the security guards enjoyed it.
After, I tried to ask but just got the "what are you talking about?" and "I was in the mood" and "It was hot out". So clearly some sort of organized group. I overheard one girl thinking it was weird that no one thought it was so weird she was standing around in her underwear before and after, and the guy leading the "workout" said he really enjoyed it.
Metro says this was an art project called "Ocularpation," which is "the result of years of trying to understand the lack of transparency in the financial world."
Yep, it's all just big swinging dicks. Nailed it.
[Thank you, tipster B!]