This scene looks to me like an empty theater set, perhaps during intermission. I like the contrast of the ornate building in the background (P.S. 165, the first ‘H-plan’ school designed by architect C. B. J. Snyder
) set against the graffiti
-marked rooftops of the tenements
in the foreground. It’s almost like we’re waiting for something to happen. If you compare the graffiti here to “Rooftop Embrace
” you can figure out which photo was shot first (hint: don’t be fooled by “BAM”).