Photo by myself on the subway platform.
Not every subway platform has a newspaper stand. Sometimes they're outside the gate, by the tollbooth. Sometimes they're above ground.
They're great for getting a snack, a pack of gum, the latest celeb gossip. These stands can be good company during late hours, when you're all alone on the platform, waiting for the train.
Did anyone catch the credits for the Olympics Sunday night?
If you stayed awake late enough, you were in for a treat. A montage showed the highs and lows of the Summer Games.
You can see the awesome video here.
I was struck by the lows, by far. There is so much focus on the winners, and for every three winners, there are dozens of competitors who don't make it to the podium.
For the New York version, here's a video of the 'Hipster Olympics'. Hipsters are the breed of young folk who stroll around, their hair rumpled and bed-headed. Mark calls them 'Hipster Douchebags' because they bother him so.
The clip has some classic shots of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where hipsters are in their natural environment:
Related posts: Where The Kids Are - Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Hipster Douchebags, and Cheers.