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So good. 

Photo Credit: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times]

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Every day when I get out of the subway on my way to work I see this dude selling the papers.

I walk up to him and bow. We smile and say hello. That’s it.

I admire the hell of him because he’s out there no matter the weather. Like this morning, a cold, rainy one in Manhattan.

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Hut, hut…

Picture via Kateoplis.

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Ah, the 2nd Avenue Deli…

[Photo Via: Indy Pendent Thinking]

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Michael Goldfarb’s memories of driving a cab in New York.

Photo Via: BBC.

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Coolness from Gothamist.

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If only I liked Oysters. There are a few places that held a certain mystery for me as a kid and the Oyster Bar is one of them. My parents talked about it with reverence. I’ve actually been once as an adult–I had a drink there with a friend a few years ago–but still haven’t had the Oysters.

[Photo via NYC Nostalgia]

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Stephen Shames’ Bronx Boys. 

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Droppin’ some NYC. 

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But beautiful.

Picture by Hiroshi Sugitomo.

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Mr. Cab Driver…from Pete Hamill:

Taxi drivers are the most enduring oppressed minority in New York City history. Race, ethnicity and religion are not sources of the oppression. It lies entirely in the nature of the work. Trapped for about 12 hours each day in the worst traffic in the United States, taxi drivers must suffer the savage frustrations of jammed streets, double-parked cars, immense trucks, drivers from New Jersey — and they can’t succumb to the explosive therapy of road rage. Their living depends on self-control.

At the same time, they face many other hazards: drunks behind them in the cab, fare beaters, stickup men, Knicks fans filled with biblical despair, out-of-town conventioneers who think the drivers are mobile pimps. Some seal themselves off from the back seat with the radio, an iPod or a cellphone. All pray that the next passenger doesn’t want to go from Midtown to the far reaches of Brooklyn or Queens. They hope for a decent tip. They hope to stay alive until the next fare waves from under a midnight streetlamp.

[Photo Credit: Matt Draper]

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Hello; Goodbye.

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Going, going…

[Photo Credit: Forgotten New York]

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Water towers.

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That there’s the Brill Building in midtown, Manhattan. I got my first job working in the movie business there when I was 17. Summer of 1988. This is what it was like back then. Surrounded by pornography.  Why, there she is, one of the Queens, herself: Vanessa Del Rio.

[Photo Credit: Ghislain Bonneau]

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So good.

[Photo Credit: Kelly Carlin]

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Found over at Vintage New York. 

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I got off the subway on my way to the movies yesterday and as I waited to cross the street, I saw a parade of Citroens drive by.

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Paintings by Hisaya Taira over at Faith is Torment (via This Isn’t Happiness).

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