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Oh Johnny, you wounded soul you. 

On the corner of 45th and Broadway, during his lunch break, Grey Becker abruptly fell to the street, limbs flailing uncontrollably. In an attempt to remove him from oncoming traffic, a woman tried to pull Becker onto the curb. 

Unable to bear the dead weight of his 220-pound body, she repeatedly lifted and dropped him. Becker felt a dull snap when she dragged his side over the curb. 

Finally, the woman gave up. “Just leave him. He’s drunk,” said her male companion. 

The couple crossed the street, abandoning Becker, who was fully conscious, yet devoid of motor control. 

He knew from previous episodes that if he tried to stand up prematurely, he would collapse again. A few minutes later, a passerby helped Becker to his feet. 

“I just remember being extremely embarrassed,” he recalls, adding that his embarrassment quickly turned into anger, as it usually did after such an episode. 

On this afternoon in March 2012, Becker, a 20-year military veteran and cancer survivor, was not drunk. He experienced cataplexy, one of the many symptoms of narcolepsy, a disorder he has had for the past five years. Cataplexy is sudden and uncontrollable muscle weakness, often triggered by emotions. The result was a broken rib. 

Portraits of Narcolepsy in New York City




Artist: The Head And The Heart

Song: Rivers And Roads

I figured it’s ok to come back to this video.

Listening to this and thinking, “where has the time gone?”

Last semester of college means we will all soon go our separate ways. Bittersweet.


This Guy Gives People Cartoon Faces on His Train Ride to Work « via TwistedSifter


American Apparel’s newest model, age 62.

There was something so compelling about Jacky’s look and energy when we first spotted her in a New York restaurant this winter, we introduced ourselves and pulled up a chair. During a long discussion that touched on everything from career choices and nutrition to insights on relationships, age and beauty, we asked if she would consider being photographed by us. We were thrilled when she agreed.

(Source: misswallflower, via xoie)

News Match Game: Leaders And Tweeters


Politicians around the planet are using social media to get their messages out to the people.


Okay, THIS Is The New King Of The Fog Photos (Gothamist) 


Congratulations to all the Best Picture nominees

(Source: apotheosi, via theacademy)

I fell in love with New York City. I’ve only been in D.C. for a few hours but I already feel homesick from not being in the city. So maybe it’s not a goodbye but a just see ya later. 

Until next time NYC.