From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: George

George: East New York Brooklyn

Chris Arnade (who took the above photograph) writes:

George, 85, lives in a small RV that he parks in the same two places on the block. He is always sitting in his chair on the sidewalk, listening to the radio. Despite being open and friendly he has turned down request for photos “Until I get my hair cut and stop looking like a criminal.” Well today I was lucky. From Honduras (“not been back in fifty years”) he worked all his life on freighters in the Caribbean and S America, as an engineer. Retired the last thirty years he spends his time “talking to all the good people and supporting any NY team.”

“I don’t mind being old, because when you get to be my age, whatever regrets you may have are hard to remember.”



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