The man with the nice suit and softly gelled hair, betrayed by the backpack, back to back with muslim woman in shimmering red chador as we roll into 77th and I'm thinking of Pastrami and Matzo Ball Soup
Been a minute since I have ridden rush hour trains from 86th and Lex - after a couple of inaccessible trains and then sardine packed into this 5 I remembered my rule of not trying to go downtown before 9.
Riding Harlem Line on the Metro North with a Griff down from Wetschester after visiting the cousins
He was rockin' the MJ tunes on his iPod
While I was sketching the scary chick from Yonkers across the aisle, who was with her "BF"? who resembled Ronnie from Jersey shore and who were exchange words in a strange combo of English and I guess Russian.
Boarded the 4 @125thst and caught a few moments of this convo before we hopped of at 86th and Lex.
Cozy little couple having loads of fun with her iPhone.
A curious crowd in the ATL - folks in NYC pay no mind to the subway sketcher on the usual - but these folks were interested. Teenager was asking me how I picked my subjects - the ones who aren't likely to move too soon said I. Other guy though I got bored and was just sketching in a book I was reading. Quite surprised that someone would rock a sketchbook on the regular.
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