“It lets me know where I am”

I live an East Village bohemian life and I have an East Village bohemian apartment. I don’t think I’m in Woodstock or in France. I live in New York City and the East Village because I love New York City and the East Village. I go and sit out on my fire escape and have my cigarette and cup of coffee every morning and my view is a gas station and I don’t mind it. When I go to sleep at night I hear people punching, screaming and pissing on the street outside the Mars Bar and I find that comforting. It lets me know where I am. It’s all part of the rich brocade of where I am. It all makes sense. I like it.

Justin Bond © Apartamento Magazine Spring Summer 2010