Chances are if you're visiting this particular page of Amazing Strangers you've been handed a Matchgame postcard and aching for the names & categories of the strangers you met today at Union. “Was that guy a graver or a junkie? Did I really see the Black Rabbi, or was he just a peeper? What's up with the Peekaboo Man, how does Inna fit into all of this, and where do I have to stand to see the Dog Molester?”
Slow down! The answers to all the mysteries of the park are just a click away. Scroll your mouse over the characters below and solve the riddles of the Amazing Strangers of Union Square NYC!
Chronicling Oddness in Union Square Park
Normal Bob grew up in normal little towns in the Midwest. But after visiting Union Square Park, where normalcy is recognized more in the breach than the observance, he decided to move to New York in 2002.
Since then, Normal Bob has become a daily fixture in the park. He is relatively unremarkable by downtown Manhattan standards — cuffed jeans, Doc Martens shoes, anarchist shoulder bag — but he presides over the cast of characters who play upon the giant stage... [Continued at NYTimes.com]
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Sick of wandering around Union Square unable to find the Amazing Stranger you read about on Normal Bob’s site? Well, now all of your most favorite strangers can be tracked down, cornered and monitered from all of their exact locations using this handy map! So print it out, ready your camera, and happy hunting!