Thursday, December 27, 2007

Lexington and E65th Street

The irony of this scenario prompted me to capture it on my cell phone camera as I walked to a doctor's appointment last week.

This presumably homeless man was eating out of the trash on Lexington and E65th Street. The area is home to some of the wealthiest New Yorkers and surrounded by prime real estate.

Okay, so homelessness happens in every section of the City. But, the juxtaposition was a reminder to me that in this country the gap between its poorest members and its richest has widened over the last 27 years.

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