The big Wall St. banks and financial institutions are not held in high esteem by very many people. They rip off their customers, they blew up the economy, they are the embodiment of everything that evil, etc., etc., etc.
Ed Johnson, the Creative Director at he The New York Observer and it’s sister publication, The Mortgage Observer threw down an interesting challenge – showing the bankers in a positive light because they are doing some good. By helping charities and non-profits, particularly when it comes to securing a mortgage or leveraging real estate holdings, the big banks have provided access to funds that have saved programs that might have otherwise disappeared as a result of the financial crisis. Perhaps these guys aren’t completely devoid of a conscience after all.
Here’s an alternate idea that didn’t fly, a guardian angel perched a top 200 West St., the home of Goldman Sachs…
…and the great looking spread Ed put together.