Take that, New York World’s Fair!
... glancing around at the others, imitating their techniques -- the quick inhaler, who follows with sharp gulps of air - the deep inhalers who draw air as they inhale -- the stylist who lets the smoke drift out and inhales through the nostrils -- Joe puffing himself slightly dizzy, starting to laugh...
INT. LOFT BUILDING - NIGHT ... a drab entrance hall, dimly lit -- signs identifying various commercial tenants -- a pink-on-black placard reading MACALBERTSON, TWO FLIGHTS UP. Joe has started up before he notices Ratso, leaning on the bannister at the foot of the stairs, struggling to catch his breath. His face and hair are wet with perspiration, his lips lavender-blue.
Ratso Rizzo- Homo Manhattanus
Dinosaurs and diseased New Yorkers: Creationism in action, by Weldon Berger