In a sad commentary on the state of wealth inequity in the United States, a man who appeared to be homeless was captured on video slipping through the grates in the streets of New York City.
In 1990 filmmaker Mark Singer made a documentary, Dark Days, about the community of homeless people living underneath the city. They are often referred to derogatorily as “mole people,” but in reality we have a crisis in the U.S. of addiction, mental illness, and poverty.
The video shows a man slipping easily through the open grate and disappearing to the ground below.
Only in NY pic.twitter.com/UuewDZwOPE
— Wayno (@Wayno119) May 8, 2018
Some folks thought the man resembled a superhero.
this dude got to be batman https://t.co/tMVX0wkGaz
— Young Snickerdoodle (@zubearfetty) May 8, 2018
Bane is recruiting an elite force in NYC, I've seen this one before https://t.co/IdPfYWSCvy
— Jack (@FID___) May 8, 2018
— Elias Rodriguez (@emerodz6_elias) May 8, 2018
Others wondered if “mole people” were still living beneath the city.
are the “Mole People” still a thing in NY?
that shit is crazy..
— DJ Critical Hype (@criticalhype) May 8, 2018
— king shani (@shanithewriter) May 8, 2018
— Wink (@Lord_Gemyel) May 8, 2018
H/T: Twitter Moments