The Times has a story about a Heights resident and Wall Street trader who spends his free time photographing and recording the stories of the down-and-out:
New York Times “City Room”: As a foreign exchange trader for Citigroup, Chris Arnade, 46, makes a good income, and lives with his wife and three children in a spacious apartment he owns in Brooklyn Heights.
But during much of his spare time, he can be found driving the family minivan around Hunts Point in the Bronx, photographing prostitutes and documenting their lives.
According to the article, Arnade doesn’t consider himself a “journalist”, as he just listens to the stories of those he encounters, without trying to verify.
Your correspondent remembers Arnade’s father as a history professor at the University of South Florida in the mid-1960s.
Update: Reader Quinn Raymond gives us a link to Arnade’s photos: you can find them here.
Publisher’s Note: Arnade has been a great resource and contributor to The Brooklyn Bugle including this great piece on the Pigeon Keepers of Bushwick.