Photo by myself at Avenue B and East 10th Street, in Alphabet City.
The fellow on the left was helping his friend cross the street, yesterday. It was a sunny day. The city was quieter than usual due to the holiday weekend.
New York is not an easy town for older people. Walking down crowded flights of stairs to the subway is dangerous. Sidewalks are also unevenly paved, and the weather fluctuates between extremes. Most older people and those with disabilities take the bus, and stay within their neighborhoods.
I would love to speak to these two fellows. Alphabet City has only recently become a safe neighborhood. I'm guessing they have many war stories to tell.
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