Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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You Won't Believe What This Guy Is Nostalgic For

"I came to New York in the late ’60s. On cold nights in the downtown area, on street corners, you could find trash-can fires. These fires were tended by street people."
—I cannot guarantee that you will be as surprised as I was when you see where this one goes, but I have to believe that the odds are pretty much in my favor.

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Mr. B (#10,093)

If I were to visualize a guy who would describe homeless people's efforts to stave off hypothermia as "ornaments of warmth" and "little islands of comfort," I would picture a guy who's lived on or near the Bowery since the late '60s and who has apparently never in all that time ventured across the water to Queens or Brooklyn.

Bonfire of the Hannities.

BadUncle (#153)

Yeah, and I would hate to see a New York where people couldn't choose to sleep where they wanted, like doorways and steam grates. There's just something so comforting about the freedom to curl up in a blanket on the E Train.

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