Sunday, June 26, 2011

New York Tourist (then and now)

Moses put a highway through the Bronx
splitting the community in two.


Tourist: (no words, just sitting, looking across)
Subway Rider: What the f--k are you looking at? Do you have a death wish?



How do I get to Times Square?

Subway Rider: Take the 1 Uptown, get off at 42nd.

Tourist (no words, just walking)
Times Square Hustler/Pimp: You look like you could use a little action tonight.

Tourist: Where is MTV?
Times Square Cop: Look for the Lion King sign.

Tourist: Help me!!!!!
Times Square Loiterer: Gimme me all your money!
"The Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
(where no one helps)

Times Square Panhandler – Do you have any "Change"?
Tourist: Terrorist!
New York - concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
(where bystanders swarm a panhandler)

1978 Radio: “The police in New York City, they chased a boy right through the park. In a case of mistaken identity they put a bullet through his heart." ~ Heartbreaker

2008 Radio: “I'm the new Sinatra, and since I made it here, I can make it anywhere, yeah, they love me everywhere" ~ Empire State of Mind

Tourist (no words, duck! Beer bottle flying)
Yankee Stadium Fan: Your mother is a….@#&**--

Tourist: Let’s Go Yankees!
Yankee Stadium Fan: Let’s Go Yankees!

MTV 1515 Broadway (Times Square)
(from gritty insanity to sanitized polish)

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