What ever is New York coming to? When you go out for a walk in one of the toniest parts of town and come across…this.
Actually, it reminds you of the gritty, sassy, good old days when the city was truly filthy and dangerous but infinitely colorful. Adventure was around every corner. It was not safe and it was not smoothed over. Native New Yorkers developed a sense of humor early in life to cope with it all, because when you got on the bus or train or even just stepped out the door, you needed it, because you saw it all.
For an in-depth visual sense of what it was like, especially in the West Village, visit my friend Darleen Rubin’s website. Believe me, she has a few stories to tell and some great pictures to show.
Note the gun in this picture I took a few years back. There are rumors this building may be turned into condos some day. Don’t we have enough of those already? What is the city coming to!