Monday, September 28, 2009

Introduction: Chinatown view

This building is located less than 10 feet from the Manhattan bridge, from where I took the pictures. In addition to the non stop traffic, the N, Q, B and D run here every second minute 24 hours a day, making noise that is unbearable even for only a passerby.

This is where people never sleep. No light ever finds its way into their filthy windows. And once their laundry is dry, it is probably even dirtier than before it was tossed into the washing machine.

I wonder how many illegal Chinese immigrants live in each of these apartments. I wonder if they speak a word of English. I wonder if this is how they imagined America.

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