New York City, 2011-2014.
The Old One Two
New York City, 2011-2014.
“I first heard about underground boxing the way many legendary things are passed along—through the grapevine. Heading out one night with a few friends, I arrived at a giant building in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Joining a slow moving mass of people climbing a staircase, I felt the dull vibrations from the steps beneath me. The scene was rampant. The music was shaking the walls as if there was a subway going through the floor below us. I had arrived.”
Fought by male models and veteran Marines, publicized through spur-of-the-moment phone calls and digital word of mouth, the illegal boxing matches are unsanctioned underground events. One of them took place in this weird a giant Dim Sum restaurant where all the waiters got rid of all the chairs and tables, and just before the fight started, totally impromptu, that’s when they tied the knots in the ropes to make finalize the boxing ring.
“When I was growing up, we didn’t really find scenes like that. We were always drinking on stoops, chilling in the park and hanging out late night, etc. After hearing about the fights, I felt completely disconnected with New York and wondered how all of this was happening right under my nose. Although I never boxed, I was immediately drawn to the spectacle of the fights. The uncertainty of the new environment sparked a curiosity that brought me back fight after fight, and drew me in on what I still consider to be the true essence of the New York City underground scene: the rush.”
HEY TUMBLR, LET’S PLAY A GAME
To play this game, go to MapCrunch, select “hide location”, make sure you have all countries unselected, and click go. What this will do is drop you in a random part of the world. It’s as if you woke up on the side of a road in an unfamiliar country. The goal of the game is to find your way to an airport so you can return home.
Bonus Hard Mode: No using outside sources, and that includes using google maps to figure out your location from signs or landmarks
…I had plans today but now.
THE AIRPORT GAME IS BACK.
HOW DID I END UP IN A FIELD IN FRANCE? WHAT
IT’S LIKE THE TARDIS CRASHED INTO A RANDOM PLACE AND I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO GO AND THE TARDIS WON’T WORK BECAUSE CRAIG MOVED TO FRANCE AND HE’S GOT CYBERMEN UPSTAIRS AGAIN
oh god i almost miss it but really i dont
I WILL CLICK 500 MILES AND I WILL CLICK 500 MORE JUST BE THE GIRL WHO… TELL ME WHERE THE AIRPORT IS BEFORE I KILL YOU ALL
Guess I’m doing this today
Okay so I sped up The Phoenix by Fall Out Boy and help it’s really good
thIS IS GONNA GIVE ME A HEART ATTACK
IM SO PUMPED UP RIGHT NOW IM GONNA KILL A GUY
I JUST RIPPED MY SHIRT OFF
"don’t support nestle!" shouts the liberal on the computer made from parts manufactured at foxconn
consumer activism is a lie, see you in hell or in communism
lmao try boycotting a brand in monopoly capitalism
It’s difficult to get away from brand names. Actually, it’s difficult to get away from capitalism in general.
Kimono by McQueen, worn by Daphne Guinness
Never trust an architect.
It’s terrifying. It looks like the real life version of a video game graphic glitch.
I want to see inside.
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