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ANTHONY DOMINGUEZ "OUTDOOR ARTIST"

161 Essex Street btwn Houston & Stanton | New York, NY 10002 | Dec 12, 2012 | Opening 7 pm
Open by appointment only after the opening | Call 212-477 1363
TAGGED VIDEO + BIO + WORKS + LIVING
REVIEWS BY WHITNEY KIMBALL + TAJI AMEEN
THE LIFE OF AN OUTDOOR ARTIST | Video 8:01 mins

PLOT: Anthony Dominguez is a polite, unassuming man whose intense, graphic novelesque art is displayed at the Exit The Fall exhibit at Clayton Patterson’s Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum.—He’s also homeless.—In this video from TajCam, we follow Clayton Patterson and Anthony Dominguez to the 42nd Street Public Library where he works and the 79th Street Metro-North Tunnel where he lived, a place he calls “a cathedral” and “a sanctuary” and then, the opening. They take the train — something Anthony only does a few times a year. He walks fifteen miles a day.—This is a poignant vignette. At one point, Anthony expresses concern about “trying to blend in” as he walks with Clayton down the street. It’s cute, considering Clayton’s fierce beard and swagger. It’s also devastating since a man this talented and meek has to fear and face daily judgement from other New Yorkers. — by Marina Galperina

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE ABOUT ANTHONY DOMINGUEZ: Anthony Dominguez was born in Forth Worth, Texas, in 1960. At one time he maintained a home and held down a job as a sign painter, but now lives in abandoned buildings and makeshift structures. Rather than claiming that he is homeless, however, he considers himself free and has chosen this new way of life in order to divest himself of any attachment to worldly necessities. His earliest white-on-black works were drawn on black cloth using bleach from a clean needle program. In recent years he has worked on a larger scale, using white paint applied from a squeezable ketchup bottle. His signature is a stick figure opening a doorway marked by a heart, a symbol of his life as a constant state of becoming.
Source: http://www.thegiant.org/wiki/index.php/Anthony_Dominguez

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IMAGES IN THE SHOW:

Anthony Dominguez:</strong> Wet Paint 2012
WET PAINT
Anthony Dominguez:</strong> Calender 2012
CALENDER
Anthony Dominguez:</strong> Hungry 2012
HUNGREY
SEE MORE WORKS http://www.americanprimitive.com/
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REVIEWS

The Art of Anthony Dominguez

by Whitney Kimball

Published in: THE L MAGAZINE | New York | December 27, 2012

Some artists are just cut from a separate cloth. Or, at least, that’s the sense you got from last week’s video profile on the homeless artist Anthony Dominguez, by Vice’s Taji Ameen. The video portrays a timid, smiling man who makes complex abstract paintings in the New York Public Library by day and squats in empty well shafts by night. He has a show up now at Clayton Patterson's Outlaw Art Museum on the Lower East Side, so I stopped by.

Gallery-goers in the video keep commending the work for being "clean,” belying certain pre-existing ideas. In person, Clayton noted that it's clear and controlled— not crazy. That runs contrary, I guess, to what people would like to sensationalize about a homeless artist: a person so tormented by the weight of society that all he can do is smear paint around on the canvas with his bare hands.

Instead, Dominguez fills roughly two-feet-wide canvas scrolls with complex overlapping 1930s cartoon-style spaces, which, made only with blocks of black and white, must require hours of planning before the brush is involved. In "Hungery," for example, a fleshy hand in the foreground holds a five dollar bill with one bite taken out of it; behind it, a smaller skeleton hand holds a ten-dollar bill with three bites taken out of it. The foreground is a jumble of food; the background is a jumble of tombstones.

Much of the work incorporates corresponding lines of music, often having to do with the passage of time and objects transforming. An image of a clock eating a gun with a calendar for a muzzle sits beside a few lines of sheet music titled "Calendar." Dominguez writes the music himself, which he plays on a PVC pipe refashioned as a recorder.

Several Escher-like spaces-within-a-space feel like mirrors facing each other. In "Wet Paint," a tiny artist in the upper left corner runs a small blank canvas toward an SUV, from which a larger artist runs with a medium-sized canvas, directly toward a larger canvas which hangs inside an art gallery. Space is delineated by objects growing smaller, figures becoming negatives, and parallel lines. Staccato rain marks outside the window make a frenetic space, while long, smooth black spears on the wall inside create a severe calm.

The intensely graphic quality makes sense coming from someone familiar with brutal extremes. It's a lot like the pitch-black tunnel where Dominguez goes for sanctuary, which, he says, gets a very dramatic shaft of light during the day. He describes it as a cathedral. Clayton tells me that Dominguez thinks of the darkness as the dark light cast by society.

But according to the biography from the American Primitive Gallery, which represents him uptown, homelessness was a conscious choice for Dominguez. A former sign maker, he chose to free himself of his worldly possessions. In the video, he says it's important to him not to be "somebody that’s going to submit to the tyranny that society inundates at you." You want to love anything he makes after hearing that, but it's already in the work.

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Taji's Mahal - Exit The Fall

By Taji Ameen

Published in: VICE | New York | December 2012

For this week's Mahal, Clayton Patterson introduced us to the artist  Anthony Dominguez, another Lower East Side legend, hero, and pioneer.

Anthony has been living outdoors for 19 years. And he refuses to be controlled by computers. Once, a drug addict identifier website labeled him "a criminally insane drug addict on SSI (Social Security Supplemental Income), a male prostitute, and an SSD (Social Security Disability) with AIDS", all of which is untrue. From this description, Anthony might seem like a world-class, homeless loser. But Anthony is something like a man outside time. He’s fiercely independent and strangely captivating.

To Anthony, the false accusations are a ploy to discredit homeless people. He believes that those who post these profiles want to exploit homeless people as sexual objects and erase undesirable, prickly people like him. Anthony’s health has suffered in recent years. His only hope is to let people know that he is really a decent person or wish for a quick death.

These hardships don’t keep him from staying upbeat and creating meticulously hand-crafted artwork. The work provides the world with an outsider's perception of society. He is a true master in the world of basic survival. He carries an entire art studio within his backpack and paints all of his pictures in the History section of the New York Public Library. He is represented by the American Primitive Gallery on the Upper East Side. He also has an upcoming show at the Clayton Gallery & Outlaw Art Museum in the Lower East Side, where his art will be on sale for only $800 a piece to help him subsist and keep making.

The show is titled, Exit the Fall, based on the lyrics to one of Anthony's songs: " The past lives for tomorrow. That's how the future bit the apple and everybody missed the present. / When you live in being you get to the now and the new. Living being when you Exit The Fall."

Here’s his artist’s statement: "To the people of New York, thank you for the opportunity you have given me to be a working artist and exercise being at peace with the Holy Spirit. We have to find our way the best we can. I just so happened to be lucky and realize what Christ was telling society about Exit The Fall. You mustn't make it into a prison, the Fall being the intellects' science theory. You won't find the Holy Spirit there because the Fall is what society your mother and father give you. The Holy Spirit comes to you through the heart or being when you can make the Fall being you can discover god in you."

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LIVING IN THE TUNNELS OF NEW YORK CITY [03:41 min]

uploaded on Oct 13, 2010 by Carlos
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BYoPUOXhVA

COMMENTS

commentaveragejoe511: Those greedy New Yorkers will one day charge $2000 a month for people who live in tunnels and $3000 for people who live on 54th street sewer.
commentMichelangelo Yoshi: me and my brothers live there too
commentelia lopez: Wow
commentNelson4207: Until someone lays a concrete slab or something heavy on your man hole and your azz is trapped. I wouldn't be able to sleep thinking about it...ohh and the trains.
commentDaris Meachem: that been happened.. that place is abandoned and its bricked off... i live right next to it
commentdanpt2000: What about Ventilation?
commentGooglFascists: He'd be better off to get arrested. There's more room in JAIL, he'd get free food, showers, and at least 1 hour of outside rec per day. That fool is vegetating in a SEWER HOLE in HELL. How does he keep from suffocating with no fresh air?
commentPandonaut Productions: Wait where'd he get the water?
commentdeadbeatblast: hahah crazy fuck
commentvincentx915: ...and your toilet is where? What? Its Everywhere?
comment20PINKluvr: Hey at least he was clever to make a shelter out of a manhole in a train tunnel
commentlill Debbie: Getting drunk at his "house" then leaving would not be the best experience
commentjane doe: His English seems okay enough to find a job. Maybe it's true what a social worker friend of mine said, that some of these people get completely hooked on the freedom they experience this way, that they never want to go back to work.
commentC. Bone: Man hes obvs at least half crazy, I've known a few homeless guys that were homeless simply because they couldn't afford the meds even when they had jobs.
commentAngeloR674: he should work case closed! .. but this case here theres mental problems involved!
commentJeremiah Owyang: Great video of the "Mole People" who live in the subways in NYC
commentMicah Delavale: Its not a sewer is probably a maintenance Tunnel and by the way at least he's not sleeping in a cardboard box on the side of the road and when the s*** hits the fan guess what he is going to be safe in all you f**** 110000 dollar homes are not
commentdanpt2000: Whats wrong with living in a $10,000 camper/trailer?
commentTheCynicalDouche: Not too bad. Better than sleeping on the street. It's cool that he has electricity. I see you've really thought this out. No, it's just common sense
commentFUGOOGLE: WHAT?? How did he get the fridge in there???
commentTehHijack: That looks like a maintenance tunnel, he probably covered up the other end
commentFUGOOGLE: Ohhhh, You're a clever one!!
commentRodrigo Hernández: What address does he give when ordering pizza?
commentKole Koford: Lmao you're an asshole
commentaveragejoe511: teenage mutant ninja turtles
commentRICH DUDDY: did he make it through the hurricane a few years ago
commentTehHijack: Probably. Train tunnels are basically indestructible to mother nature. If you have a bunker inside a mountain you can survive 5-10 direct nuclear strikes right on top of you. Only reason you  might die is because of radiation
commentJake Wane:An apartment that same size costs $1000 a month in Manhattan. No joke. This guy is really lucky. I mean 100 square foot apartment. its like a closet.
commentdanpt2000: might as well live in a trailer. 
commentJared Hayter: Nice little studio apartment this guy has under an NYC train tunnel.
commentMathew DeCesare: What happens when it floods? That's the real question here.
commentTehHijack: You.... get out?
commentsamejohnboy: Dude probably collects a check, pays no rent, gets food stamps, fucker probably has more money stashed away than most of us.
commentTak Wolf: If you had all that money you think he has, would you live in a piss stinking tunnel?   Ever think possibly the development shoving out all the affordable housing may have something to do with it?
commentJake Wane: And what happens when you meet someone at a club and want to show them your place, say "hey baby come on over to my sewer?" You need to meet someone very special (or very drunk) for them to agree to that.
commentJacob Grimm: I didn't see a toilet...oh boy, never mind...
commentLeony Nation: drinking water out of a laundry detergent jug can't be good for you.
commentTehHijack: If it's washed whats the big deal?
commenthardy k: This just makes me sad, but it demonstrates every living creature wants to survive.
commentLeon giovanni: he is stupid to expose it to people because for one that is illegal if the government finds out hes living in there and stealing electricity they would probably charge him for it or even lock him up for it.He shouldn't have told anyone under any circumstance just keep it on a downlow who's to say they didn't see this video and jus't decide to get his ass out of there right away? hes dumb for that.
commentTehHijack: What else can happen to him. He's already homeless with no possessions. Going to prison would probably be better for him, maybe then he could get his medicine because he clearly seems like he has something wrong with him. He isn't bothering anyone, how much electricity does he use a month $10 worth? You would steal 10 grand worth of electricity/gas and the government wouldn't give a shit. now if it was 100/200 grand worth of crap they might do an investigation.
commentgeorge jordan: go to NC and live for under 300 a month
commentOlaf Kolbrück: Empfehle dazu "der Himmel unter der Stadt" von Colum McCann
commentJohn Burke: not bad, hes hooked up man. theres people that would kill to have his spot.
commentAbdul Khasan:This video makes a mockery out of mental illness but it is funny !
commentBrit rider: I've lived in worse. Dude has it pretty good for, presumably, someone with no money.
commentChristophe Maiden: Not a bad setup but still kinda dirty
commentsidka84: c.h.u.d
commentChris Pollice: Insane, but good video. ;)
commentGeorge Ramsden: Living the dream
commentGrayson Lake: HEY MTV, WELCOME TO MAH CRIB
commentOscK1lla: The real metro last light lol
commentNoel Mintern:Not sure that showing this on YouTube is a smart move.Any one with bad intentions could pay attention to the background scenery to find this guy  and either directly harm him or cause him harm by locking him in his hidey hole so he couldn't get out..."Boomer"...
commentJeffrey Smith: On a homeless standard…this man is a genius
commentmb013962: Can't believe he also believed in the May 21 judgement day prediction ... that was me and my dad 3 years ago oneness is the key. smart man creative too,
commentBe Good: A man got to do what he got to do to live.. Good idea !!
commentmoist faucet: in US i think only us gov is super power, but not its citizen...that sad...
commentHulk Hogan: When the economy collapses, this man is set.
commentbernard240vdc: To answer CMlaflame comment the small amount of electricity this guy uses would not necessarily be noticed   and the maintenance guys do not look everywhere if the tap in point is well done in a hidden or very arely seen area   and is done in a way that does not look too obvious that is done with identical material that is already there that is conduit teck cable etc and not tapped in with extension ord or some obvious material that does not belong there then this connection may go on for a long time, and good for this guy and I do not care if he gets the electricity for free good for him.
commentnorbu kalden: mouse is his best friends
commentkoolnkalm85: I can't believe this guy isn't clastraphobic
commentJAMES CHASTAIN: THE HOMELESS REVOLUTION. http: //drnpresentssleeps.tumblr.com/. The most powerfol movement in the World. CALLING ALL HOMELESS.
commentHotDogg2013: If you're gonna share you stupid ass comments with the world, please learn punctuation and grammar. You ALL sound like rambling ass-hats.
commentC. Bone:gonna is not a word
commentaccidentally rude: compared to no home + creativity = amazing
commentchristian sempiternal: That place actually looks pretty legit if u think about it, I would rather live in their then on the streets, it looks like a hide out spot, at least he has a very good supply of food and heat and a place to cook his food and he has heating in his place, pretty badass to me.
commentuniversalmusac: This guy is probably suffering from co2 poisoning from the enclosed space
commentkoolnkalm85: How does he go to the bathroom?
commentInfinite Beauty: Interesting...
commentdpetrano: Notice he has books meaning he goes to the library and likely uses the computers to apply for food stamps, etc. His address is likely a cheap PO Box . I say he lives a better life than the Wall Street tycoons who are usually one day a way from jumping off a bridge.
commentThe Doobie Reviews: Wonder if he's met the ninja turtles.
commentgladeye2: Looks cosy, Take beer, beer opens doors
commentEMCU2001:another good documentary on this subject is Dark Days (2000)
commentdpetrano: This man has it better than the those living on Park Avenue. No pressure, no worries. He is a survivor to the EXTREME. Folks like him are the only ones who would survive chaos
commentfladave99: Knows how to read, has an apartment. Great catch for a NYC JAP.
commentupton parka: swimming pool,cable and internet on order.
commentdruxies: Shit, that's a good home if a zombie out-break, or a nuclear bomb cleared NY.
commentcoupleofbeers31: Bet that guy's paying $3500/month for that sewer...it's still NYC
commentPractical Spirituality: Good video, I like to see alternatives and resourceful ways that people can live.
commentjustice for bonnie:may god bless human sou;s no one should be homeless,,,
commentDeadbeat Jeff: This guy fuckin rules.
commentglobehunter2ify: Surely the end of the world would be a blessing for people like this. His only hope to escape such poverty and going to paradise with Jesus.Amen
commentTyroneKanG: Don't jinx him like that, man.
commentJustin Case: Hopefully you don't get raped
commentmikebass1895: this man would love prison
commentgideonbenisrael: It needs a really mentally sick person to making fun and laughing at the mentally ill and try to lecture others about mental illness , and couldnt see how sick he is himself. you ARE PERSONIFICATION OF VILE i guess your laughing similar like hyena.
commentepicfail: i wonder sort his internet hookup is like
commentNITECOREPD: fuck you asshole
commentTed Warren:good for him! an apt that size in nyc is deff not usually free! he made out fairly well.
commentdegratia12: I would be inclined to agree with you on that part.And hey at least he has somewhere to go.I'm happy for him.
commentjasonforChrist1: charging the earth? I personally don't really care if he takes the electricity, but I don't know that I agree that he "deserves" it for free. Thinking like a victim only hurts you. I hope all is well with you.
commentVangjel Jorgali: name of the documentary please?
commentIronheadOfScroteus: Well isn't that cosy! I hope he has a way to lock the door, I couldn't tell.
commentruthie boots: I am not condoning stealing even though it sounds like it. I get that a lot of mentally ill and addicts of one sort or another are on the streets, but it feels like that is used as some sort of justification for them being homeless.
commentMaXG65: Fucking dude lives better then I do! What am I busting my fucking ass for!
commentyummymio0: Awww so sad, i feel sorry for him.
commentTao of The Opportune: It's all well and good until some asshole puts somethin' heavy over the top...
commentkunzie3: how did he get his fritch down there? xd
comment2Spooky4Me: YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE OHMYGOSH
commentbarry badrinath: So you were lucky enough to be have a warm home, obviously with internet, but that's not enough for you? flawless logic, that's what's wrong with this world. Thoughts like yours.
commentCaptainSkelebones: does this remind anyone else of chulip
commentZoë Lkjsdhf: Is he still living there?
commentAaxzej Yiñiesk: Society is cruel but these people don't give up.
commentKhultan: Narrator sounds like an amateur.
commentRiNSpy: Mole people. The password is 6653 (M-O-L-E)
commentwillem01: sure, but not to a burglar.
Ryan Switzer: I have a nice house in a nice area, drive a BMW, ride a $5000 bicycle, play tennis indoors twice a week, go out to eat almost everyday, belong to a yacht club and spend a week or two in the Caribbean almost every year. Never really tried that hard to get here. Felt like it just happened. This guy lives in a hole under the subway tracks and works his ass off for it. Someone tell me what the fuck is wrong with our society?
commentruthie boots: You make some very good points,and I am sure there is a lot of help out there but I don't really see it as stealing more as surviving.If you needed food maybe you would take an apple from a tree that belonged to somebody else.That is a steal or die situation.The charging the earth just means charging too much money.Unfortunately I do not believe you can always get what you need legitimately, or this man and many others would not have to rely on charity and homeless shelters.
commentruthie boots: We live in a very sick world.Some say he shouldn't steal the electricity but they steal from us charging the earth.He is surviving any way he can and I admire his strength and he deserves more than just free electricity
commentHannible100: Fuck that he aint got a PS3!
IkanaMusicBox: It would be fun to beat the shit out of you
commentusblues100: What a cool little bunker!
commentwow85: Well since he is trespassing on city property & living there illegaly. Who's to say after this video aired, he wasn't arrested & charged w/ trespassing & his stuff thrown in a dumpster. Also, who knows if where he lives was actually flooded.
commentbuckstarchaser: I don't know about eating those beans in such a small, enclosed space. Doesn't sound prudent. Somehow this video reminded me of a Futurama episode though.
commentjohn blanchard: Strong statement at the end btw...wonder how many people actually pray for this guy and everyone don on their luck.
commentMrCharlesdobe: Hope he got through Sandy ok
commentdetheroc57: i've always wanted to meet swamp people
commentMary Sunshine: now everybody knows where it is
commentgideonbenisrael: you said how blessed you are? your soul gave that poor human, love and blessing and told us to be grateful for what we have...?? well brother.... , may you accept my love and blessing to you
commentEric S: the back of the tunnels theres an other entrance
commentThrasher739: I dont understand how he got the electricity? Was there a place to plug the lights like an outlet installed in there already? Or did someone who knew electronics installed them?
commentWishfulSpeaking: Hopefully the rain water doesn't get in there
commentCropDusterMan: It never ceases to amaze me at how resilient we are...that guy has it dialed in down there...I say good for him...looks like he looks after himself pretty well. Watch the film (independent) called "Dark Days"...I saw it when I lived in NYC...it's about the people who live under the city-especially around Penn.
commentStay High: pretty soon people are going to start growing bud in these! free electricity!
commentJanet Velazquez: so he closes up everytime a train pases by???? i'm still surprise about how he got electricity...
commentSwe Spartan: If theres a survivor these guys are it!!
commentLXRYLXRYTV: id rather live like that than panhandle.
commentbikr1975: how can he live in there somewhat safely without some asshole throwing something deadly down there?? and he cant lock it. wow.....hes brave but im happy for him hes got a free apartment WITH electricity too; very cool.
commentsicsempertyrannis23: seems legit, but he really should have some sort of locking mechanism. preferably one that keeps hims and his belongings secure yet prevents him from being locked in.
commentswiss chard: i need to stop by and get some arroz con frijoles. damn.. no good places round here
commentbiggingeryeti: Well, I know where I am going to take my next shit.
commentstevothereal: I think it would be kinda cool to live down there. Looks cozy.
commentCho2154: I also hope this enterprising man is still OKAY after Sandy.
commentLupo Beatz: lol imagine that
comment77rxpharmacy: If there is ever a near-extinction level disaster and society collapses, these people will be your best friend.
commentBiLlAbOnG353: let him steal the electricity, the government constantly fucks people over and rips them off so i say who cares? its cool that people can find a place to live without paying the government. the govt doesnt care about anyone they kill their own people all the time
commentMrDawkinsrules: Once again the Jesus freaks where wrong, no surprise there! I just wonder what the new date that all the crazies are telling them selves now is!
commentMichaelJackson The FudgePackerExtraOrdinaire: It would also be fun to put a grenade in your hole, while you tied to a tree, and pull the pin, and run!
commentIndecline X: funny how he thinks living theirs going to save him if the world ended.. or something hit. The walls in the train tunnel will collapse on top of his home and he will die by starvation or lack of oxygen.
commentLhinea Dohmatign: Amazing but I hope there is a way to lock the door or lid-
commentUrbanSurvivalist21: You are one pathetic little asshole, my friend.
commentjustice for bonnie: I feel sorry for you that you blame things on god and you have such high class with your conversation you must really bee an angry human being <I know life is hard do not judge me ! when you dont know me and my life,think before you speak no one is talking to you and keep your dirty mouth to your self and stop blaming god its not his fault when things llike this happens.
commentRaymond C: This is the future..where the brain survive more than money
commentlisalrocks: Impressive how innovative, scrappy and strong some people are.
commentAlexandre Moreira: Really? Are you a lawyer or just heartless?
commentThrasher739: People in the comments act like they know what they are talking about...they act like what there saying is absolutely right.....JUST SHUT THE HELL UP AND WATCH THE VIDEO IF YOU DONT LIKE IT DONT WATCH IT!!
commentAutum Tatiana: Where the fuck he take a shit?
commentMercuryCobalt: Fortunately god took Carlos's life with the glorious Hurricane Sandy which drowned Carlos in his spider hole.
commentsicsempertyrannis23: seems legit, but he really should have some sort of locking mechanism. preferably one that keeps hims and his belongings secure yet prevents him from being locked in.
commentswiss chard: i need to stop by and get some arroz con frijoles. damn.. no good places round here
commentbiggingeryeti: Well, I know where I am going to take my next shit.
commentstevothereal: I think it would be kinda cool to live down there. Looks cozy.
commentCho2154: I also hope this enterprising man is still OKAY after Sandy.
commentLupo Beatz: lol imagine that
comment 77rxpharmacy: If there is ever a near-extinction level disaster and society collapses, these people will be your best friend.
commentBiLlAbOnG353: let him steal the electricity, the government constantly fucks people over and rips them off so i say who cares? its cool that people can find a place to live without paying the government. the govt doesnt care about anyone they kill their own people all the time
commentMrDawkinsrules: Once again the Jesus freaks where wrong, no surprise there! I just wonder what the new date that all the crazies are telling  them selves now is!
commentMichaelJacksonTheFudgePackerExtraOrdinaire: It would also be fun to put a grenade in your hole, while you tied to a tree, and pull the pin, and run!
commentIndecline X: funny how he thinks living theirs going to save him if the world ended.. or something hit. The walls in the train tunnel will collapse on top of his home and he will die by starvation or lack of oxygen.
commentLhinea Dohmatign: Amazing but I hope there is a way to lock the door or lid-
commentUrbanSurvivalist21: You are one pathetic little asshole, my friend.
commentjustice for bonnie: I feel sorry for you that you blame things on god and you have such high class with your conversation you must really bee an angry human being. I know life is hard do not judge me! when you dont know me and my life,think before you speak no one is talking to you and keep your dirty mouth to your self and stop blaming god its not his fault when things like this happens.
commentRaymond C: This is the future..where the brain survive more than money
commentlisalrocks: Impressive how innovative, scrappy and strong some people are.
commentAlexandre Moreira: Really? Are you a lawyer or just heartless?
commentThrasher739: People in the comments act like they know what they are talking about...they act like what there saying is absolutely right ..... JUST SHUT THE HELL UP AND WATCH THE VIDEO IF YOU DONT LIKE IT DONT WATCH IT!!
commentAutum Tatiana: Where the fuck he take a shit?
commentMercuryCobalt: Fortunately god took Carlos's life with the glorious Hurricane Sandy which drowned Carlos in his spider hole.
commentpadillafam3: so which ninja turtle is he?
commentCarlos Valdes: even a war he wont ever die down there dude
commentnightcrawler511: i was just saying, its good that he found a place with electricity and stuff but like when he opened it he was like jesus is coming etc.. then he says hes getting electricity for free when he knows he shouldn't
commentMercuryCobalt: Thankfully all of the filthy tunnel people were taken care of by God's blessing, Hurricane Sandy.
commentDharma435: I hope someone make an update so we can see if he is still living there and if he is ok.
commenthowellfilm: Was his dad Ed Norton?
commentttms6: hope he is still alive after sandy
commentSyrinx69: He took the door off
commentALL GAMING: it's sad that after all that guy must have been through he can still believe in god. it's just really sad.
commentRainVine: Cool!!
commentPORKYBEAR: ha GAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
comment911LexVegas: Crazy. I would defently live there over the streets.
commentmjt12567: No rent??? I'm game.
commentYolo Mcswaggins: You're a fucking idiot. How selfish.
commentBigBadBlunt420: He's like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
commentpeachberry: WTF???????!?
commenttenzinxyz: Just had a fleeting thought, how he survived during the Hurricane Sandy
commentWesley Caesar: Hurricane sandy probably killed him
commentericnoel.c: ok you are saying that jesus died in style and his not looking down form heaven. ok one the lord jesus christ almight and king and he is with the one's who believe in him and for the other human'sgod has mercy unto them. and yes god looks down at us every day and night.
commentMrSkyun: what the fucks wrong with you
commentmkmason2002: HE'S PROBABLY SAFER THAN 99% OF CITY DWELLERS.
commentimthefercho: I agree. It also makes you think about working harder in order to keep it that way...
commentmatt yurko: good luck to that man during sandy, water goes down
commentMatthew Sargeant: everyone says things lije he should get an education. you dont get educated without money. he is smarter than you.. has free rent and power lol. you spend how much on that monthly?
commentJamen Rowland: He's either trapped down there or dead
commentathina663: this is how I'm going to live i don't start apartment hunting pronto
commentXxAsDesireFallsxX: epic
commentDingleChit030Ace: Wow your pathetic to still believe in such a retarded thing with no proof at all.
commentArgot May: Who is searching for these people now??? No one is talking about this!!!
commentNoahs Ark: Many cities have tunnels from prohibition days.
commentALL GAMING: you're a piece of shit sandy should have taken you...
commentJohn D'Isselt: lol dude I'm sure what he does have is of incredible value to him
commentBad Drivers of Minneapolis: he has more food than me
commentKyle Thomas: @mercurycobalt If there was a god, he would certainly be more concerned with them, then you. But I know youre just trolling.
commentKage999: he has it pretty good and lives cleaner then modern day wak-jobs in section 8 collecting disability
commentVoltTBK: me to
commentRobert Drake: Guessing Hurricane Sandy took care of this guy.
commentRainVine: I like him, he's a sweet fella. I'd shake his hand.
commentKhadijah Palmer: Where does he wash his ass?
commentSequelFinalNight: Did he say Jesus is coming May 21, 2021?
commentguhnatcat: this guy found a good spot, to bad he wont find a good woman livin there but more power to him for trying to b happy.
commentSittingMoose Shaman: ...no shit! ...ya just gotta Believe, man...
commentbigappleblues10: Nothing wrong with this, absolutely safe. Guy seems 100% normal. Stirring a nice, hot pot of beans and rice while taking a crap and reading a book at the same time... can life get any better? I submit that it cannot.
commentsamejohnboy: Sweet set up
commentSebastian Vasquez: that would be a two bedroom apartment in soho same size!!!!!!!!!!!!
commentn00t00ba: Voiceover guy sounds stupid.
commentMax Strong: agree
commentgodzilla74114: he called up nasa.
commentMultiCloney: vids like these make me realise how damn lucky i am to have a proper house n family!
commentNew Generation Technologies, LLC: I think that's why the door comes off the way it does, he probably had to take it off to get it to fit in the hole.
commentJuan Lovetv: LMFAO!!!!!!!!
commentSittingMoose Shaman: ....Hobo Hotels And Wine-O Alley Boxes... Now Available: Freedom Tunnel; Track-side Apts; Open to view, 11: am till 2:pm... Tiny, unfurnished apartmen-n...er,...'low-w-ft'...a real nice sub-space... Great possibilities for the right person, who has high expectations for low accommodations. Off-track shopping cart-parking. Liquor stores, YMCA, City Mission & Doctors' Free Clinic all w/in very-easy walking distance... If I were hobo-ing it...this spot would be cool. Wonder if he's still there?
commentMultiCloney: vids like these make me realise how damn lucky i am to have a proper house n family!
commentEastCoastOperator: does it come in 2 bedroom ?
commentSteve Braune: Surprisingly enough...this guy might the person that invents nuclear fusion power.
commentkokonutbaby1: That's what I was thinking exactly!
commentPhilip Totten: Dose he have internet if he dose fuck it I'm living with him then
commentCMLAFLAMME: I don't understand. What was that hole designed for in the first place? It obviously served some purpose at some point. I also don't understand how the city could not be aware of someone splicing into the electrical wiring at some point. Having electrical experience, I find it amazing that whoever gets paid to maintain the tunnels hasn't found it a safety hazard to have people splicing into their wiring all over the place. Safety inspections must differ in NYC. Not judging, just saying.. weird
commentcharles torruella: tell me how do you feel about that
commentglobehunter2ify: The man in the sewer could be you or me, Just a pay check away from dire poverty, Count your blessings and be thankful every day, Because all that you have can be taken away.
commentHeavyFungus: Now thats what I call a man hole. Great job. Who would begrudge this man the meagre bit of power for living there. A truely green existance. If the whole world followed his example the trains may have a massive power grid, but the world would actually be saved.
commentAdasiek9595: Welcome to my crib, hobo style
commentriphaven: Am I the only one wondering how he got a square fridge down a round hole?
commentwealthyman wisdom: WAS THERE A TIME THAT HUMANS NEVER PAID RENT TO LIVE?????
commentigothacked112: Reminds me of Half-Life 2
commentupperwestside1: It's NYC that space costs 5k a month.
commentjosh lewis: i'm in florida and i say the same, except the other way around. the state's economy is horrible and stupid ass cops are everywhere. too much bureaucracy and not enough room to breathe. i'm thinking of just packin what i can and hitch hiking up north, or at least to a more rural area.
commentm: living in America,wo ho
commentPatrick Luft: well he took it a part like really you didnt think about that.
commentCarlito Brigante: FUCK THAT WALK - BEG - EAT - SLEEP - REPEAT all the way to florida
commentCarlo Utuber: i think he said 2021
commentSam Sharma: HES FUCKED IF NEW YORK GETS FLOODED
commentGQfreedomftr Jones: Prohibition was when the U.S. government made alcohol illegal. Liquor had to be hidden from the police, so many times it was moved underground.
commentjasonforChrist1: Last thought, what did you mean by "charging the earth"?
comment0oIcarusComplexo0: Wow, how has no one noticed his electricity theft? Good on him, anyway. I'm a little envious of that peculiar hermetic lifestyle. Seems interesting. Hopefully the guy made it through those nasty floods.
commentmoshanthay etsocasatta: REAL FUKN NICE SAFE TRADE AYYYYY BUNCH A FERELS ARENT YA EHH
commentMrScorpiokid26: @ JasonforChrist...ur an idiot if this man was mentally ill he wouldn't know how to shop for food or splice into electrical wiring....ur a douchebag....he's smart...nuclear war? Well he's safe typically in any disaster that may occur
commentmanhattan125st: God bless you, there's many working for the MTA who are homeless who live in crew rooms thru out transits facilities.
commentpadillafam3: the very rich steal from the VERY hard-working people So we make them richer while their making us poorer. I give this guy credit.
commentelide3323: Nice work, try to make a decent hatch for safty though!
commentFlyinSpaghettiMnstr7: He he legally allowed to be there?
commentheadshotmaster138: stfu
commentNYGIANTS: in pieces
commentPs05205: If he lived in Russia or Ukraine I think somebody would take stones at night and place them directly on the manhole to make it impossible to lift up, just for fun maybe after two days they would return and make jokes about his situation only if they did not drink too much vodka that night and forget completely.....
commentrodneycrosby04: tur. From your sins today Jesus loves you. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the lord shallbe saved Romans 10_13 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD ROMANS 3_23 Jesus loves you.
commentPiggy-Pike-Music-Like: Wonder how many RATS he has to fight off every say?
commentFlyinSpaghettiMnstr7: is he a ninja turtle?
commentPiggy-Pike-Music-Like: Of course not...and when they find him--instead of social services giving him a decent apt--CON ED and the subway wil l FINE him...a bill for electricity, an eviction from the subway--and all he did was make an uninhabitable place--habitable--man improvsed and SHOUDL be reqarded--but he will be taken down by the city...hope they never find him.
commentPiggy-Pike-Music-Like: YOU don't care you prick. how am I "biased": from personal experience seeing what city shelters do--it is the experiences of those who have lived in shelters that is the ONLY opinions worth anything. have a nice life.
commentTheRebelEye: He's also homeless you fucking dick.
unexplixtable: thats excellent!
commentgroovass65: way safer than sleeping in the streets
commentGinger Bailey: Love it. He's making his way. He's warm and safe and dry. He can feed himself by cooking his own meals too. I think it's fantastic.
commentIRealisticI: Holy shit I think he's Cuban!
commentCaptain Princess: Welp. Now that his place is more known of I can imagine at some point it will be, it ihasn't already been, raided and cleared out.
commentruthie boots: If you don't think he deserves free electricity, then maybe you would agree he deserves a safe place to live?Surviving any way you have to is not thinking like a victim.I hope all is very comfortable with you.
commentmgdwcb1: I wonder how he got that fridge down the hatch.
commentmrwillkiler26: It looks like he took the door of the fridge so it would fit.
commentoberlater: other than having stuff simply piled on top of other stuff, not too bad id say. i think this guy is pritty lucky.
commentguitarhamster: I wouldn't mind living there. New York rent's fucking expensive.

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