As Lorcan Otway wrote for The Villager in May 2009:
“Barnacle” was well known in the East Village as a gentleman and a gentle man, in spite of his hardscrabble looks. Bill wore a nose ring, and had a large, upturned scar on the left side of his mouth, giving him the look of a pirate, but that was the farthest from the reality of this man.
You can read more about Barnacle Bill here.
Photos by Bobby Williams.