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Friday, June 21, 2013

Handing out the News, on the Upper East Side

News, UES
Photo by myself around 103rd Street and Lexington, on the Upper East Side.

A fellow was handing out free papers on the street corner, Thursday morning.

The headline can be seen on the paper on the back of his vest - 'Sopranos' Star Dies'. We've been startled by the news of James Gandolfini's sudden passing, while on vacation in Europe. Gandolfini was the star of the hit tv show 'The Sopranos'.

For whatever reason, Gandolfini always struck me as being a nice guy, regardless of the sometimes very violent character he played. My fiance Mark and I saw him once outside a restaurant and kept a respectful distance.

By the way, free papers are often handed out in subway stations or just nearby. This one is called AM New York.

Related posts: Get Your Paper Here, at Union Square, Kiosk at Night, and The Day After.

4 comments:

Olivier said...

c'etait un tres bon acteur, mort jeune.
Le matin, quand j'etais a NYC, j'aimais bien lire les Gratuits (meme si il y a beaucoup beaucoup de Publicit├ę ;) )

Andy said...

The modern day version of the Town Crier?

biebkriebels said...

Yes a tragic death so young.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Great blog you have! :-)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee