Monday, August 3, 2009

Prayer Station at Commonwealth

This group seems to be an annual summer visitor to the South Slope, setting up posts at Sleepy's both last year and this, and today spotted in a group huddle outside Commonwealth. Is there something especially iniquitous about this stretch of Fifth? A bar is a good spot for chastisement, but there are plenty of those around. I'm guessing the bar/OTB combination makes this corner a particular nexus of sinfulness. They don't ever set up next to the punters though - I imagine they're kept away by management - which is why they're often incongruously camped out next to the mattresses. Unless those innersprings and latex foams are themselves an incitement to lustfulness and general debauchery?