I met Chris Arnade at the McDonald’s near the 6 train, under the bridge that breaks Hunt’s Point off from the rest of the Bronx. Arnade calls it the most dysfunctional McDonald’s in the United States, and he would know. His latest photo essay demonstrates how the restaurant serves as an impromptu community center, a town square, for low-income Americans across the country. The lead photo features a couple in a McDonald’s booth at this location, facing each other, noses touching. His arm is around her shoulder; she’s holding a half-eaten Big Mac in her hand.
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