Prostitutes and New York

“I followed 290 women, 170 of whom made enough (at least $30,000) to separate them from streetwalkers. I spent at least 12 months earning their trust, trying not to ask a lot of prying questions. Once they realized I wasn’t a cop or social worker, they usually told me their stories.” — Many things you wanted to know about the current state of prostitution in New York City can be found in Sudhir Venkatesh’s excellent Wired feature. Plus did you know prostitutes prefer BlackBerrys and that 9% of them have day jobs in the publishing industry? [Via]