Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Crusty down


EV Grieve reader Steven just snapped this shot on Second Avenue between Ninth and 10th ...

10 comments:

Crazy Eddie said...

OK, I know I’m rather old school here but isn’t a Crusty just a junkie with a backpack?

Jeremy said...

Good. Had a run-in with one the other night. Can't wait till they're all locked up or too drugged out to start fights.

BagelGuy said...

Absolutely insane that the precious little tax revenue this city has to spend is being wasted on these suburban brats playing dress up.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Where do they all shop for the olive colored clothes? It's a very practical color. When you fall down and stuff, it won't show stains like plaids and pastels do.

Anonymous said...

How much you wanna bet this crusty crapped his pants? I love the sob stories they make up. Most of them are middle and upper class kids from the burbs slumming for a few years.

John M said...

I walked by there as they were trying to get him in the ambulance. The guy was totally plastered or stoned, he had trouble staying vertical.

Comments kind of hostile here. After 25 years, it was just another guy who overdid it to me. Homeless, not homeless, crusty, scrubbed...the ambulance comes for them all, one time or another...

Anonymous said...

@Ken, that's funny I've been wondering the same thing. They all seem to wear the same dark earth-tones, even their gear. It's a distinctive look. How do they achieve such consistency? They're almost as bad as hipsters with their boring thrift store chic.

Anonymous said...

I wish they'd go somewhere else to defecate, litter, do their drugs and pick on people. Just a bunch of people not doing anything for the world. Really sad.

Matt said...

Um, yeah, if I recall the ones I knew in Chicago correctly, many were from Royal Oak, MI, a posh Detroit suburb. Many others were from small towns. Pretty much all were from really messed up family situations and had serious mental health and drug abuse issues. Even if they went home and cleaned up in the fall for school, they were not exactly just slumming it, although that was the rap we indoors punks liked to slap on 'em. I have no animosity for those kids, whatever their origins.

Anonymous said...

I just saw a crusty checking her iPhone at Tompkins Square Park. No joke. I don't even have an iPhone.