You think you have it rough?
Wow; this is amazing series of photographs: from the New York Times of restaurant workers, laborers and retirees at 81 Bowery.
64 square feet of space. Stunning. (view the slideshow here.)

“Some have been there for decades, others for just a few weeks. The tenants share their noodle dinners. Chen Yuan Sheng, who lives next to his daughter, is known as one of the best cooks. They play cards after work and watch traffic from the fire escape. Here, Mr. Chu has friends over for dinner.”