Down Steinway into a stretch I call Hookah-ville, a thousand people of all walks of life streaming by. Everybody is behind the veil of anonymity but I can still feel the flavor of the world in micro here.
Then into an AT&T store for a new SIM card. A girl name Ydania helps me. She is Dominican and so we talk about Junot Diaz. At one point I say something that makes Ydania blush and smile and there I am behind the veil.