Photos taken today, by the 20th St Loop, in preparation for a major post on PCVST and its kinship to "the projects." I didn't even have to search for what's below. I pass it by almost daily. Click on photos to make them bigger.
Below, on the right, you will see a wavy and damaged railing, with a pathetic attempt to fix it. On the left, the railing is completely missing, and there's poor cement work in the foreground--I guess another attempt at a "fix."
Below: The steps walkway on that side. The concrete at the corner is severely chipped, with missing chunks. Do note the dog crap on the bottom left corner, and, if you can spot it, two turds by the first post. There were more dog turds and smears on the way up.
If you saw something like this when walking through the projects on the Lower East Side, you'd think slum.
Such disrepair is seen day after day and becomes the new "new." Soon we ignore it and don't realize how much has really changed.
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