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... To See Some Reptiles

Ashley Evens, 34, and Marco Louison, 23
Marco: We’re going to go hang out with some reptiles and smoke some crack.
Ashley: No, we don’t do that anymore. Well, the crack part. The reptiles we still do.
I imagine the crack would make the reptiles seem even crazier.
Actually, it makes you devoid of feeling, so you aren’t afraid of them.
What kind of reptiles are you going to hang out with? Well, probably not any legit reptiles tonight. We might just watch the movie Anaconda.

Photo: Katie Van Syckle

... To Bring the Romance

Michael Marrero, 20
It’s me and my girlfriend’s two-year anniversary.
You’re meeting her at work?
Yeah, she’s working at Whole Foods.
Do you think she knows you’re coming?
No, she doesn’t. She told me she wants to see me tonight, and I was like, “Nah, because I do have to wake up at four o’clock tomorrow morning, and I just want to stay home.”

Photo: Katie Van Syckle

... To Make Some Memories

Brittanie Brown, 24
I’m moving to Sweden to dance for a company in Gothenburg. It’s my second-to-last night.
It must be bittersweet.
It’s crazy to be leaving it as soon as I start to feel like I know my spots, I have my friends.
So what are your hopes for tonight?
Just get the most out of it. It’s like trying to condense the eight years that I’ve been here into a few hours, and to say, “All right, this is it.”

Photo: Katie Van Syckle

... To Get Picked Up

Bryant Throckmorton, 26, and Ian Brown, 26 (not pictured)
Bryant: Tonight we’re going to party a little bit. There are to be girls. Two of the guys already found the girls for the night. I got a girlfriend, so I have to be good, so I’m just going to drink by myself and be on Facebook. Hopefully we’ll find us someone to buy us some drinks and have a good time.
You said they found girls? How?
Ian: They’re just Rico Suave motherfuckers.

Photo: Katie Van Syckle

... To Fall in Love

Kayla Tangeman, 18, and Lauren Kozlowski, 24
Kayla: I’m going over to an apartment where I used to live. He doesn’t really know it yet, but I’m crushing on a little British boy over there.
Does he know you’re coming over? No. It’s the element of surprise.
And lipstick assistance is necessary.
Yes, if you’re going to show up at someone’s door. You need to look nice. As John Lennon said, “Life happens while you’re making plans.” If we would have planned, we would have had some lip liner.

Photo: Katie Van Syckle

... To Drink Some Tequila

Rainer Judd, 43
I was just drinking tequila and Instagramming it.
What were your hopes for the night?
To have a really nice dinner with these two ladies who make tequila. We’ve been trying to meet up for a year.
What did you talk about?
Work, life, creative projects. It was very inspiring.

Photo: Katie Van Syckle

... To Make Something Happen

Deréon Fierce, 22, and Brandon John, 20
Deréon: Just probably hang around, shop a little DSW. Just hang out by Union Square.
Why Union Square?
There’s usually, like, skaters or artists or people outside—just the scenery itself.
What are your hopes for the night?
Wow. If some money would pop up that would be nice.

Photo: Katie Van Syckle

... To Follow Someone Home

D. Oscar Horner, 23
My friend was playing a show at the Cake Shop, and I am going to follow him home for the night and see what happens.
What do you hope happens?
I don’t think I want to say that. Okay, I want to go home with him tonight. Kind of, or I don’t know. I just want to get back to Brooklyn tonight.
Find a warm bed?
Well, it’s either mine or his.
What else do you hope happens tonight?
Just having a good time. I work so fucking much.

Photo: Katie Van Syckle

Carl Henry Nacht (left) West Side Highway and 38th Street. After dinner on June 22, 2006, Nacht, a doctor who often cycled to make house calls to his elderly patients, was hit by an NYPD tow truck crossing the Hudson River Park bikeway.

Shamar Porter Linden Boulevard near Williams Avenue, East New York. On August 5, 2006, Porter’s Little League team won its playoff game. He was struck by a minivan after leaving the field.

Reginald Chan (left) Third Avenue and 17th Street. On September 15, 2006, Chan was hit by a flatbed tow truck while making a delivery of Chinese food.

Brandie Bailey Houston and Essex Streets. On May 8, 2005, Bailey was struck by a private sanitation truck while on her way home to Williamsburg after waitressing at the West Village restaurant Red Bamboo. Bailey was a regular at CBGB, where a memorial was held in her honor.

Craig Murphey (left) Ten Eyck Street and Union Avenue, Williamsburg. Early in the morning of October 18, 2007, Murphey was biking home from escorting his date to her South Williamsburg apartment. According to police reports, Murphey attempted to outrun a gas truck turning left on Ten Eyck Street. His pelvis shattered on impact, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. In his honor, over 40 friends have since received tattoos that read BE BETTER.

Frank C. Simpson Linden Boulevard near 175th Street, St. Albans. Simpson, a janitor returning from the evening shift at a Con Edison facility, was hit by a Dodge Stratus on November 9, 2006.

Jose Mora (left) North Conduit and McKinley Avenues, Cypress Hills. On September 4, 2006, 11-year-old Mora was on his way to the barber for a back-to-school haircut; that week, he was to start the sixth grade at nearby Junior High School 302. He was struck by a Honda while walking his bike across an intersection.

Jonathan Neese South 4th Street and Roebling Street, Williamsburg. On August 12, 2006, Neese, a bike messenger known as “Bronx Jon,” was struck by a livery cab while cycling from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Sam Khaled Hindy (left) Base of the Manhattan Bridge. On November 16, 2007, Hindy was run over after mistakenly entering a Manhattan Bridge lane reserved for cars.

Habian Rodriguez Main Street and Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing. On September 1, 2007, Rodriguez collided with a city bus and died 30 minutes later.

Elizabeth Padilla (left) Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place, Park Slope. Commuting to the Brooklyn Bar Association on June 9, 2005, Padilla swerved to avoid the open door of a parked P.C. Richard’s truck. She lost control of her bike and fell underneath the wheels of an ice-cream delivery truck.

Juan Luis Solis East Gun Hill Road and Bouck Avenue, the Bronx. Attempting to pass a double-parked car on June 22, 2007, Solis was struck by a box truck and died of severe head trauma. The truck did not stop.

Jeffrey Moore (left) Chauncey Street and Rockaway Avenue, Bed-Stuy. According to witnesses, on May 29, 2007, Moore was run over (twice) by his girlfriend Jeanine Harrington. She was indicted on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon (her Nissan Pathfinder).

Derek Lake Houston Street and La Guardia Place. On June 26, 2006, Lake reportedly skidded on a steel construction plate and was crushed underneath the wheels of a passing truck.

Elijah Armand Wrancher (left) Springfield Boulevard and 130th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. On August 28, 2007, 12-year-old Wrancher attempted to ride his bicycle while holding onto a moving truck. He lost his grip and fell under the truck’s rear wheel.

David Smith Sixth Avenue and 36th Street. On December 5, 2007, Smith was biking up Sixth Avenue when the passenger-side door of a parked pickup truck opened unexpectedly. He was knocked into the path of an oncoming truck.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

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