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Living Here Is an Extreme Sport
Ever tried to ride a bike around Downtown Brooklyn? If so, you too have felt death's cold, bony hand on the back of your neck. But, seriously, how else would you even know that you were alive? Would you want to spend your travel time safely ensconced in a big car and have no interaction with the people around you? I mean, some people want that I guess, but it's not the Brooklyn way. I like taking the subway. Even if it means witnessing what I saw the other day, which was a man dressed in a very nice business suit reach down and pull of his right pant leg, exposing a wound that hadn't yet scabbed over, sticking his index finger INSIDE the open flesh, and then bringing that finger to his mouth so that he could suck on it. He then repeated the action several times before getting off at Jay Street-Borough Hall. That is extreme. I love this town.