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“I painted a future that’s completely achievable… All the technology for it already exists. What’s lacking is the political power to make it happen. In New York especially, the city has so much potential. When you fly overhead, you see that New York’s mostly a sea of flat, empty rooftops, with the streets in between as small alleys.”
“That was one of the things I loved best about being a kid in New York, spending time on rooftops. No one ever used them, which was amazing to me. You’d think that people would hang out there and grow gardens. You have these amazing views, and you have the whole city to yourself; it’s a magical place.” 
Eric Drooker, The Magical Rooftops of NYC

“I painted a future that’s completely achievable… All the technology for it already exists. What’s lacking is the political power to make it happen. In New York especially, the city has so much potential. When you fly overhead, you see that New York’s mostly a sea of flat, empty rooftops, with the streets in between as small alleys.”

“That was one of the things I loved best about being a kid in New York, spending time on rooftops. No one ever used them, which was amazing to me. You’d think that people would hang out there and grow gardens. You have these amazing views, and you have the whole city to yourself; it’s a magical place.” 

Eric Drooker, The Magical Rooftops of NYC

"While 66 New Yorkers are billionaires and more than 389,000 are millionaires, one-fifth of the city’s population lives below the poverty line. This contrast would be remarkable in any setting, but given the close confines of the city — 27,000 people packing each of its 305 square miles — it’s particularly glaring. The city’s 8.4 million residents exist shoulder to shoulder (sometimes literally, as in rush hour). Housing projects sit just blocks away from luxury real estate developments; bodegas and gourmet markets share the same block; upscale restaurants border schools at which most of the students receive subsidized lunches; and that great equalizer, the subway, spiders through the city servicing workers from every neighborhood, whose average commute is 40 minutes. Here’s a look at the economic disparity at the retail level."

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