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American ‘work ethic’

Via: Humans of New York

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“I’m just a fat guy sitting in the cold.”

“Why are you sitting in the cold?”

I’m waiting to go to work. I work an overnight security job. I live in Philly, but I take the bus up here and stay for four days each week. I can’t find work in Philly and I’ve got two kids.”

“Where do you sleep?”

“Starbucks, McDonalds, anywhere I can take a quick nap.”

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Read more stories, see more photos, of New Yorkers, HERE:

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/post/69514327740/im-just-a-fat-guy-sitting-in-the-cold-why

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Hopefully someone reading this can find this guy a job in Philly – please.

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January 15, 2014 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’

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photographer: unkown

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December 4, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , | Leave a comment

Cardinal Dolan (R-NY) – ‘Xristian Xrazy of the Day’

Via:Huffington Post

Pope-Sunday Services

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been “OUTMARKETED” on the issue of gay marriage and has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.”

Dolan’s conversation with “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory will air Sunday on NBC.

Asked why the church is losing the argument on gay marriage, Dolan says it’s a tough battle when forces like Hollywood, politicians and “some opinion-molders” are on the other side.

But he said the gay marriage debate is not over and the church will not give up on it.

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On another divisive issue, Dolan said the Catholic Church has long championed comprehensive health care.

But he indicated that U.S. Catholic bishops cannot support the Affordable Care Act as long as it includes coverage for abortion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/30/gay-marriage-timothy-dolan_n_4363690.html

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December 1, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The New York Yengkeys!

Via: Humans of New York

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They were from Tibet, and every single one of them was named Yengkey. At first I thought they were tricking me. But after they dispersed, I shouted “Yengkey!” And eight heads turned around.

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I’m having a realization about a pretty funny mistake I made. The older girl was the only one who spoke English fluently. She told me their name was “Tenzin.” And they were a team, like “The Yankees.”

I asked how to spell her name. And she told me “Yengkey.” I assumed this was a phonetically unfamiliar way of spelling Tenzin, that was unique to Tibet.

NOW,  I realize she was spelling Yankee.

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Read more terrific stories, and SEE more wonderful photos, of people who call New York City, HOME

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

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November 24, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fox News Chastises People For Giving To The Homeless: ‘You’re An Enabler’

Via: Think Progress

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Donning a fake beard, John Stossel sat on a New York City sidewalk with a cardboard sign asking people for help. “I just begged for an hour but I did well,” he said. “If I did this for an eight-hour day I would’ve made 90 bucks. Twenty-three thou for a year. Tax-free.”

Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who recently purchased a $4 million home in Greenwich, GASPED in HORROR at the prospect of poor people earning $23,000 a year.

Some people asking for money “are actually scammers,” Hasselbeck warned, seemingly unaware of the irony that the only panhandling “scammer” Fox News identified was Stossel.

Because he was able to successfully convince good-hearted pedestrians that he was poor, Stossel went on to chastise people who gave the homeless money because, in his view, “most are not…for real.”

He implored viewers to stop giving money to poor people because if you do, “you’re an enabler.”

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/11/21/2977711/john-stossel-poor-people/

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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November 22, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lost Cow Tunnels of New York City

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Via: GIZMODO

Like every other major metropolis, New York City has tunnels for people, tunnels for cars, and lots of tunnels for trains. But it also has something rather more unique: tunnels for cows. Or does it? This is the story of New York’s lost, forgotten, or perhaps just mythical subterranean meat infrastructure.

The first time I came across a mention of the city’s cow tunnel(s) was in Raising Steaks, historian Betty Fussell’s study of beef and its role in American culture. The underground structure (or structures, depending on whose version of the story you believe) was supposedly built at the end of the nineteenth century: an infrastructural response to the cow-jams that had begun to block streets in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. (The increased quantity of cattle arriving in the city was due, in part, to another infrastructural innovation: the railway.)

‘As the railroads massively increased cattle traffic to Manhattan, the Pennsylvania Railroad built holding pens in New Jersey, whence barges would ferry cattle across the Hudson to slaughterhouses along Twelfth Avenue and Thirty-fourth Street. Traffic was so heavy in the 1870s that a “Cow Tunnel” was built beneath Twelfth Avenue to serve as an underground passage, and it’s rumored to be there still, awaiting designation as a landmark site.’

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Read more, HERE:

http://gizmodo.com/the-lost-cow-tunnels-of-new-york-city-1455215193

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November 2, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , | Leave a comment

NYC Concierges – ‘How may we hate you?’

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“Dubious”

GUEST: I need a salon appointment. Wash and blow on Saturday at 12.

(Concierge makes appointment.)

CONCIERGE: Alright. You are confirmed for a wash and blow at [NAME OF SALON] for Saturday at noon.

(GUEST rolls her eyes.)

CONCIERGE: Is that alright?

GUEST: Well, I’m just very dubious about the quality of a salon that actually has space at 12 on a Saturday. Is there another one you recommend?

CONCIERGE: So you want me to recommend a salon that won’t have space at the time you’re requesting?

GUEST: Yeah.  Let’s try that.

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Read more, HERE:

http://hotel-job.tumblr.com/

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October 19, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Brandon Stanton – Image Gallery

Via: LiveJournal

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“I drive the truck”

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See more wonderful photos by Brandon Stanton, HERE:

http://everyday-i-show.livejournal.com/211183.html

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See EVEN MORE wonderful photos of Brandon Stanton, HERE:

http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

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October 16, 2013 Posted by | U.S. Cities | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Erich Hartmann – Image Gallery

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Via: Facie Populi

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See more Hartmann photos, HERE:

http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/Erich-Hartmann

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Erich Hartmann (July 29, 1922 in Münich – February 4, 1999 in New York) was an American photographer.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Hartmann_(photographer)

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October 7, 2013 Posted by | American photoghaphers, U.S. Cities | , , , , | Leave a comment

Rebecca Lepkoff- Image Gallery

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Lower East Side, Drawing on the sidewalk, 1938

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Via: Facie Populi

See more of her wonderful photos, HERE:

http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/Rebecca-Lepkoff

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Rebecca Lepkoff (born August 4, 1916 is an American photographer. In the 1940s, she photographed street scenes on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Lepkoff

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October 4, 2013 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , , | Leave a comment