14. Staten Island

Alas, our feet nor our phone batteries could make it to Staten Island. However, someone showed us a picture taken by Maggie de la Vega of her and three others all mimicking the pose done by the subject, a 24-year old fabric store clerk, originally from the Dominican Republic. While some had some not so good things to say about living in New York City, Polanco by far has the worst to say. However, even with the hardship she endures from her job and the people she has seen so far, she says it herself “Whoever doesn’t go to New York, dies blind.”

For more information on the subjects you can see the New York Times slideshow. For more on our coverage of JR, you can go look at our archives on his previous NYC related events.

His legs are so sore. He probably doesn’t want to get up anytime soon. To make him get up, contact the author on twitter @ChrisLInoa