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A Garment Center Remnant

by 01/05/2002
Neighborhood: Clinton

He was walking along Broadway passing in front of Macy’s without lifting his head to glance at the windows. I was a few steps behind, slowing my usual frenetic pace so as not to catch up to him. I didn’t feel like schmoozing, something that was tough to avoid when you ran into Jack. Jack. […]

Sign Language

by 11/16/2001
Neighborhood: Clinton

Paul Williams considers it is a blessing that he was once a squeegee man. Not because he enjoyed the work — he didn’t — but because it was only through being a squeegee man that he became a cardboard man, and on that he has built a life. Ten years ago, Paul was that familiar, […]