While living in NYC I always saw Mr. Cunningham either pedaling away on his bike, or snapping away with his camera. Up until his recent passing I was a devoted fan of his column and videos in the Times. Mr. Cunningham was truly a member of the NYC community and of humanity.
My favorite memory of him is back in the summer of 1988 or 89. I was hanging out with Willi Ninja and the rest of the house in Washington Square Park. We were holding court by the fountain. And, of course the music was pumping from a radio and the House of Ninja was voguing for points. Mr. Cunningham jumped off his bike and our little moment turned into a photo shoot. Willi looked at one of his "children" and said, "Turn it out. He's Bill Cunningham from the New York Times. Gurl you will be in the newspaper."
I admire him for living a life dedicated to following his passion. Another legend has passed. My but the world is changing.