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November 27, 2017



The Delancey Street photo is a card scam called “find the lady”. They still play that in philly, and maybe NY too. It’s kind of a shell game.


It's interesting to watch American movies of the 1970s, set in NYC. The sense of grim hopelessness in many of them was startling.

One good example is the original version of The Taking of Pelham One-Two-Three, with Walter Matthau. It painted the picture of a worn-out city run by worn-out people.

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