Sunday, July 29, 2012
I've noticed something a little odd about Harlem. There's always lots less-than-pleasant stuff on the street -- huge bags of garbage, broken glass, people smoking pot, pieces of chicken (I slipped on one as I was walking into the grocery store the other day) -- but one thing in particular seems to show up a lot: gloves. Latex gloves, for instance, just regularly find their way to the sidewalk, sometimes via the sky, and today when I was walking up the stairs from the subway, I noticed a yellow rubber glove on one of the steps. So I'm thinking about starting a Gloves of Harlem tumblr. After all, there must be a lot of people with just one glove, wondering how they could have lost its perfect match, and it might be a nice community service to point out where and when I notice these misplaced items, just as a way to give back.