Clarivel Ruiz, Founder/Creator of Dominicans Love Haitians
This little boy was in his own world. Singing really loud while looking out the window. While I took the picture, he kept singing.
The next morning, around 6, I was rushing to grab a bite and ran into the same kid. This time he was rushing past me. When he noticed me, his face lit up. And just like a gentleman he said, Good Morning!
This time I was surprised. I thought, what is this kid doing up at 6 am? Running the place?!
Wall Mural by TATS CRU
The plaque reads:
TATS CRU The mural Kings est. 1980…TATS CRU is a group of New York City-based professional muralists whose work in aerosol has transformed and popularized the graffiti art movement. In the mid 80’s three teenagers began their artist careers by creating subway graffiti. What began as an adolescent hobby and recognition tactic has evolved into a powerful, expressively iconic style that has brought TATS CRU to the forefront of the mural industry. For over two decades TATS CRU has spearheaded the battle to change people’s perception of graffiti as an art form through their respected work. In addition to the recognition they receive throughout the world as leaders in the mural art industry, proof of TATS CRU’S success and the acceptance of graffiti as an art form can be found in their murals that adorn the walls of major corporations, museums, schools, and iconic New York City institutions.
The Houston Bowery Wall, Curated by GGA
Walking to the train station, I spotted a trash bin on fire. My first response was to call 911.
Calling 911 meant giving a mass of information and while they asked me every question they could think of, some young guys walked into the corner store and demanded some water to put the fire out….why didn’t I just do that?