This, unbelievably, is the Plaza that cost $460,00 to buld.
Eddie Franklin (I asked him to dance) says he doesn’t belong with the uneducated Filbert St folks; he just goes there to buy drugs.
Lorraine, a long-time regular.
Curdibo, the guy on the right, said he was "The Mayor" of the old drug hot spot. A little after I took this shot he was shot and beat up and left with permanent brain damage. His family is taking care of him.
"Federal Fed" died of natural causes in his tent just six months after I took this photo.
This fun couple was homeless like many of those who visit Filbert Street.
Tyrone started writing this novel in prison.
Gino "the barber" cutting his brothers hair in a homeless camp. When Gino was born his mother was 13.
Gino and Krazy, his girlfriend.
"Twin" handcuffed for drugs, and released with a citation because all she had on her was paraphenalia.
An arrest on Filbert Street. Guys in handcuffs can't pull up their pants.
Twin is supposed to go to court now to deal with her “citation.”
Tasha next to the banana trees that give some shade to the sidewalk.
Damonique and her husband. She lost her baby.
OG's on Filbert Street, reliving the old days.
Mostly it's crack on the street, but occasionally heroin.
Bert, a regular. His parents were sharecroppers in Louisiana and he says he was "born in a ditch."