He was covered in tattoos and American flag paraphernalia watching a fight in Alphabet City. “I’m a pop-artist," he said. "I make art from New York trash, so everyone can take a little bit of the city with them.” His moment happened when he was training to become a Department of Homeland Security officer and saw something suspicious.
In this video series, we asked people across the city for their best, scariest, craziest or happiest New York moments. Their answers, like the city itself, were eclectic and unexpected. Every New Yorker has that one story they love to tell about themselves and the city. We look forward to hearing yours!