Archive for May 14th, 2009

There is a considerable backstory to this photo and those taken with it, and it goes back to my sophomore year at Villanova and my Psychology 101 class. It was there, in the diffused responsibility lesson, that I first learned of the Kitty Genovese story. That event always disturbed me.

Quite by chance, I showed an apartment to someone that I later found out was one of the two infamous buildings on Austin Street. I have been by the area a number of times and taken quite a few pictures- it really is a pretty area. This particular photo was taken of the very spot under the lamp post  where Ms. Genovese was originally attacked. I did not know until later that I was in the photo. Sometime later I will post more photos of the block. 

82-64 Austin St, Kew Gardens

-J. Philip Faranda


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