Category Archives: Humans of Binghamton Gallery

We found this wonderful Turkish couple feeding pigeons near State Street.  When we told them we wanted to interview them for a blog they started giving us directions to the library.  Despite having trouble understanding each other we spoke for a pretty long time.  When we asked if we could take their picture, the husband pulled out his phone and took a picture of us.  Or he might have been recording us.   "Fifty percent of Binghamton very bad man, fifty percent very nice people."

We found this wonderful Turkish couple feeding pigeons near State Street. When we told them we wanted to interview them for a blog they started giving us directions to the library. Despite having trouble understanding each other we spoke for a pretty long time. When we asked if we could take their picture, the husband pulled out his phone and took a picture of us. Or he might have been recording us.
“Fifty percent of Binghamton very bad man, fifty percent very nice people.”

This guy was very quotable and had an interesting, but tragic story.  He moved here from a dangerous neighborhood in the Bronx thinking Binghamton would be safer, but didn't find that to be the case.  He lost his children but told us "I'm a survivor." He left us with this: "People in Binghamton need to start focusing more on their families and sticking together.  That's the only way they're going to survive in this town." He was wearing glasses that he took off for the picture.  When asked about this he responded, "I'm going for that Clark Kent look."

This guy was very quotable and had an interesting, but tragic story. He moved here from a dangerous neighborhood in the Bronx thinking Binghamton would be safer, but didn’t find that to be the case. He lost his children but told us “I’m a survivor.” He left us with this:
“People in Binghamton need to start focusing more on their families and sticking together. That’s the only way they’re going to survive in this town.”
He was wearing glasses that he took off for the picture. When asked about this he responded, “I’m going for that Clark Kent look.”

What do you like? Absolutely nothing!

"Have you always lived in Binghamton?" "No, it's an interesting story actually.  I lived in Deposit, then I moved to Las Vegas, then I ended up here." "Why did you go all the way from Deposit to Las Vegas?" "To get as far away from Deposit as possible." "Then why did you come back here?" "Abject poverty.  It was literally the only option." "What do you like about Binghamton?" "Absolutely nothing."

“Have you always lived in Binghamton?”
“No, it’s an interesting story actually. I lived in Deposit, then I moved to Las Vegas, then I ended up here.”
“Why did you go all the way from Deposit to Las Vegas?”
“To get as far away from Deposit as possible.”
“Then why did you come back here?”
“Abject poverty. It was literally the only option.”
“What do you like about Binghamton?”
“Absolutely nothing.”