Archive for March, 2011
I used my iPhone to sketch this man while he slept on the Q train. For various reasons I assumed he was Russian. As a side note, I saw a hot dog advertisement on an airport TV, where the hot dogs spoke with different accents. They had a New Yorker, a Chicagoan, and a Texan dog.. in the end, a Coney Islander dog with a Russian accent (I cannot believe I found this- Click here to see the commercial ) My point is, a west coast fast food franchise just recognized the significant Russian population riding the B,Q trains.
This man was riding the R train from Manhattan to Brooklyn. I assumed he was a police officer by his many articles of NYPD merchandise. I also assumed he lived in Bay Ridge, since my Oregonian mind believes that all cops live in either Bay Ridge or Staten Island – and one can’t get to Staten Island by way of R Train. For all I know, he’s a terrorist from Midwood using the NYPD merch as a cover.