He’s also homeless.
In this video from TajCam, we follow Clayton Patterson and Anthony Dominguez to the 42nd Street Public Library where he works and the 79th Street Metro-North Tunnel where he lived, a place he calls “a cathedral” and “a sanctuary” and then, the opening. They take the train — something Anthony only does a few times a year. He walks fifteen miles a day.
This is a poignant vignette. At one point, Anthony expresses concern about “trying to blend in” as he walks with Clayton down the street. It’s cute, considering Clayton’s fierce beard and swagger. It’s also devastating since a man this talented and meek has to fear and face daily judgement from other New Yorkers.