1. humansofnewyork:

"In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience."

    humansofnewyork:

    "In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience."

  2. bijan:

Brooklyn Bridge

    bijan:

    Brooklyn Bridge

  3. Back in New York! Needless to say… very, very cold.

    Back in New York! Needless to say… very, very cold.

  4. Heading to Lincoln Center tonight to cross off a NY Bucket List item: see the NYCB perform The Nutcracker! :D

    teresawu:

    Halloween is a seriously taken affair in our apartment. In 2011 we were an adorable Mario Kart foursome, and last year the four roommates dressed up as Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Tiger Lily, and Tinkerbell with a whole crew of Lost Boys. 

    This year, we outdid ourselves with a full cast of Toy Story characters: Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Bo Peep, the Little Green Alien, Mr. Potato Head, Sarge from the Bucket o’ Soldiers, Wheezy the penguin, Buttercup the unicorn, Rex the dino, and even Sid. I didn’t particularly like Halloween as a kid, but there’s something about dressing in theme together that makes Halloween 1000x more hilarious and epic. 

    Suggestions for next year’s group theme? Let me know!?

    I’m just hammin’ it up, as usual.

  5. October 16th, 2013. Strange Talk. Pianos, NY. Set fire to the night.

    October 16th, 2013. Strange Talk. Pianos, NY. Set fire to the night.

  6. Better Out Than In: An Artist’s Residency in New York
New works from Banksy, all month long. Wednesday’s is my favorite so far.

    Better Out Than In: An Artist’s Residency in New York

    New works from Banksy, all month long. Wednesday’s is my favorite so far.

  7. meetjoewhite:

Brunch is for assholes (at Prospect)

I found a great spot in South Slope, Brooklyn last weekend for brunch! For $14 at Prospect you get a brunch entree, coffee or tea, and a bloody mary or mimosa. Totally a great deal because the food is actually good: breakfast burritos and the salmon eggs benedict were big hits!
There’s also a large back patio with picnic tables AND they have a pretty solid beer menu as well, if brunch turns into good ol’ fashioned day drinking.

    meetjoewhite:

    Brunch is for assholes (at Prospect)

    I found a great spot in South Slope, Brooklyn last weekend for brunch! For $14 at Prospect you get a brunch entree, coffee or tea, and a bloody mary or mimosa. Totally a great deal because the food is actually good: breakfast burritos and the salmon eggs benedict were big hits!

    There’s also a large back patio with picnic tables AND they have a pretty solid beer menu as well, if brunch turns into good ol’ fashioned day drinking.

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Hello! I grew up in Los Angeles, went to school in San Diego, and now happily call Brooklyn home. I spend my days at Sherpaa, where we're innovating healthcare access and delivery.

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