Photographs: Tom Hussey
This is remarkably well done, I really like it.
These carry such an powerful message. When you see an old person you just think ‘oh, and old man or woman. Ugh, they’re so boring.’ These people are much more than what you see. They’ve had lives, they’ve done and accomplished many, many things. They’re not just some ‘old person’.
My great grandma used to say she didn’t recognise the person in the mirror sometimes because she still felt like a young woman.
“The rats were huge! That’s something I don’t miss. They were rats as big as cats, so you had to walk in the middle of the street. Once you got to 8th Avenue, you were pretty safe, but 13th Street… Forget about it, it was a street run.”
—Dave Ortiz, owner of Dave’s Warehouse, on his memories of the Meatpacking District in 1993
For “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” we turned every Manhattan pay phone into a geo-located time capsule from 1993!
Call toll-free from any pay phone in Manhattan by dialing 1-855-FOR-1993 and hear real stories from ‘93 about the neighborhood you’re in and, in many cases, the very corner you’re standing on.
Find the closest pay phone here: http://bit.ly/147HGcf
Geo-located time capsules?! Why was I not informed of this sooner?!
My friend a few summers ago