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Founder & Artist: The Free Portrait Project Pronouns: he/him/y'all

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@tressiemcphd Susie Sob-story Timmy Tale-of-woe Wilbur the Whaa-mbulance Paula Pity-Partyjust ban the sale of new combustion engine vehicles by 2025. to give some love to my former colleague @J__Velasquez who is an intrepid, well-sourced, authoritative voice…
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Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanThe Delta variant can be transmitted by vaccinated people. Vaccination will protect you from hospitalization and de…
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The city’s plan for the deteriorating BQE cantilever is to KEEP IT THERE, “take preservation steps” & restrict truc…
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Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanWhat’s incredible about this report is how far the tentacles of the Cuomo administration go. Not only was staff enl…
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanI love this so much ↙️↙️ episode! THE BODY MASS INDEX wasn't designed to assess health and was never supposed to be applied to individua…
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanWhen you elect people like @CoriBush to Congress, who comes from a very different background to most other members…
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanI made three posters for the Governor. It was a feather in my hat at the time-- to have such a high profile gig, an…
Excited to be back at @TEDTalks talking about what's next for basic income. Amazing to see how much has happened…
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanI know it's not Today's Big News, but I wrote about how the real estate industry is freaking out about the June 202…
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman @ginnyhogan_ funny story about that, true story, that a 78-year-old woman told me the other day...."Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the wo…
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Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman @dremilyanhalt 11❤️❤️↙️↙️🙏🏼🙏🏼 @WajahatAli Oh my goodness, that hair is everything. 😍😍🐻🐻❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼
"96% of Iowa's pig farmers could learn to treat pigs humanely" There, fixed it.
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Cycle 3 of #CityArtistCorps Grants is open now through August 10! NYC artists working in any discipline are eligibl…
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman"Hospitalization" is a clinical word, cold and abstract. In reality, it means a 31-year-old man with no preexisting…
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman @WajahatAli is a good day to be kinder and braver than you feel✨
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmermanjust got off the train, saw this and without a second thought was gonna hop to it and *climb this ladder* thinking…
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Just posted a video @ Hudson Guild Senior Center is in stable condition and everyone— literally everyone— can breathe now. We haven’t slept since we heard the n…
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@questlove I'm sure everybody has told you already, but I just saw #SummerofSoulMovie at the theater last night and…
"One of the most contentious issues throughout the bargaining process, according to union leaders, has been the reg…
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Was so nice to hear one of the commentators for the Olympic skateboard qualifiers seamlessly use 'they' as a prono…
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Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanThis weekend, ⁦@WajahatAli⁩'s publisher sent this in the mail to me. Cannot wait to start reading it.
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman‘"I wrote a nasty letter" Florence Dent-Hunter, 78, Hudson Guild Portrait Project, #7 of 14’ on #SoundCloud #np
once I finally get my own apartment (if that ever even happens) I am going to decorate it EXACTLY like the inside o…
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman @rachelholliday Was there a back wheel somewhere under there??This thread makes me feel seen. @summerofsoul will stream forever, but you really owe it to yourself to see it once…
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@Matttrombone @jamienolastname Undeniably cool? Binky Griptite on the guitar back there. @Matttrombone @jamienolastname I still think you're cool. :-) @Mottel This is Mendel's time to shine. :-).@POTUS Biden, I have no doubt you care and desire to do right, but, as a clergy person, let me say pastorally, whe…
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanDozens of cities and counties and the state of California are experimenting with giving some low-income residents a…
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Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanA few important job postings at some of my favorite orgs:
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanIf Nick Saban says the Alabama football team isn’t taking the field until the state reaches a 90% vaccination rate…
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman @AyannaPrescod Aah!! I just saw the first two episodes. I am delighted. :-)❤️❤️❤️
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‘"Covid has been a reset time" Berman Fenelus, Hudson Guild Portrait Project #12’ on #SoundCloud #np guys are living right. beautiful morning for ping pong in bryant park!
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman @victoriaying so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. :-) @jessicahische I texted my lady the other day, "what do you want to do with the next 18 years before full societal collapse?"
@namenzie I go sit in the ocean. 🙏🏼🐻❤️ @WajahatAli @DrJasonJohnson Word, I had the same thing when I rewatched 'weird science' and found it laden with hom… to get all doom and gloom, but what would you like to do for 18 years before s*** completely hits the fan? #apocalypse will not be evenly distributed.
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@rachsyme Can I reverse engineer taking shop class again? Intermittently craving access to a whole wood shop.
@QasimRashid Eid Mubarak ☺️ !Other priorities are currently taking precedent.
@AyannaPrescod Just get a black hoodie and a walkie-talkie on your hip and go get some snacks at crafty and hang out.
Hippies been trying to tell y'all...
So should we start planting trees that reflect NYC's new designation as a subtropical climate?If there's one thing the pandemic has taught us it's that climate change, the housing crisis and poverty have never…
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanI feel the same way. fix-it shop where you can come in and fix the things you've got.Trickster. Clown. Sage. NOBODY BEATS THE BIZ Rest. In. Power & Peace ❤️‍🩹🖤💚 💔🤍💙
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman @WajahatAli Word up. I swam in the ocean four times this week and I feel like a champ. @MrChuckD Damn I hadn't even gotten word about gift of gab until just now :-( 💔💔😓
Cool, cool. Also, how about we just make a new sculpture to get excited about?, these nice folks asked if I would share their Gofundme campaign to help a young trans couple find a safe plac… everyone, it’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge – I’m taking over the White House’s Twitt…
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Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanI'm sorry for this young man's loss.🙏🏼 Jewish world is in mourning. Rabbi Yoel Kahn, 91, OBM of Chabad. Rabbi Kahn was globally celebrated as one of…
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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada is deeply troubled to discover that the Baitul Kareem Mosque Cambridge, ON has been…
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanThis is a good tree for climbing 👉 Follow my Instagram:
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanI am feeling this freaky bloomin' onion the greatest threat to American democracy, our environment and future.
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanNot a single Republican in Congress voted for this and if Democrats don’t remind Americans of that, again and again…
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman @thisisjohnbook Oh, man. His voice -- opening the first track on 6 ft deep -- hooked me when I was 12 or 13, I think.Public pool hours extended to 8:00 p.m. due to heat advisory.'s just over one week left for local arts agencies to apply for @NEAarts American Rescue Plan funding for subg…
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanYour 'the pandemic isn't over' reminder: Globally more people died of Covid-19 in the first half of 2021 than in all of 2020.
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanTomorrow, millions of U.S. families will receive as much as $300 a month per child through Biden's American Rescue…
Retweeted by Rusty ZimmermanThis is Tobias. He and his comfort dog friends visited Surfside, FL this week. They brought their “please pet me” v…
Retweeted by Rusty Zimmerman @WajahatAli Oh my Lord how is she so big already? I held this baby in my arms. 😍🐻
@candicechetta 😂 is it? @jilnotjill Nice nice! @WajahatAli Oh man, my lady would lose her s***. I got to find out where they sell those in Brooklyn.
Anyhow, here is who I am-- I paint portraits from life and record people's oral histories: billionaires looking for pet projects might I suggest solar-powered air-conditioning, water desalination, fire…
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ok, can i just say that the most rewarding part about having a big project greenlit is that i can now assemble a ba…
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