Two Different Worlds On The Island Of Manhattan

You know something is wrong when no one is on line at the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park

Eliot took to the streets of Manhattan today walking downtown from 62nd and Second to 21st and Broadway and then back again. He went to check on our office at 928 Broadway. Of course, Eliot doesn’t leave home without his trigger finger and his super duper D7000 Nikon. He took lots of pictures but came back home frustrated by what he saw.

People below 39th Street were on the streets looking for shelter and a warm meal and just a few blocks higher, women who lunch along with their husbands who love having trophy wives were shopping for yet another handbag at thousands of dollars a pop. Listen, we like blowing dough as much as the next person, but how about a little sensitivity during this miserable helpless time? All you have to do is turn on the TV to see fellow New Yorkers totally down and out. People are literally living on the streets or next to their burned out homes waiting for the Red Cross to bring their next meal. It is so terribly heartbreaking.

The pictures you see on this post are just a few of what Eliot snapped today.

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