2. Queens Midtown Tunnel
Photo: Barry Wetcher/HBO
Nasir takes the cab, gets onto the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) and heads to the Queens Midtown tunnel. He should have probably taken the BQE further and crossed into Manhattan via the Williamsburg Bridge which would have dropped him right in the Lower East Side, where he needed to be. Plus, since the Williamsburg Bridge is managed by the Department of Transportation, there aren’t any tolls which means he wouldn’t have been photographed crossing a toll booth.
Despite having an iPhone (it’s October 2014), Nasir isn’t using any kind of maps app on his phone for directions. When we see him in Manhattan, he’s in the East Village at St. Mark’s Place, lost and asking other cars for directions.