In less than two months, the NYT has done two unrelated prostitution stories from one Bronx neighborhood. In NYC’s hundreds of other neighborhoods during this time period, the prostitution story tally appears to be zero.
This one is about a Wall Street bigwig whose “hobby” is photographing Hunts Point ladies of the night. He does it, he says, “to help me relax from the stress of the job.”
The banker is “taken aback by the honesty” of his subjects, as well as by “how self-aware” they are.
The wealthy rediscovering their humanity amongst the downtrodden is a shopworn cliche. We at the BDC find the banker’s actions voyeuristic and offensive. They appear to serve merely his own titillation and we are unclear why his actions merit yet another Bronx prostitution story. We expect more from the paper of record.