Day 26

Long Island City Courthouse

January 25th, 2012

This is where, in response to a reporter asking him why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton apocryphally uttered the famous line: "Because that's where the money is."

Sutton claims this exchange never took place, but does answer the question in his autobiography:

"Why did I rob banks? Because I enjoyed it. I loved it. I was more alive when I was inside a bank, robbing it, than at any other time in my life. I enjoyed everything about it so much that one or two weeks later I'd be out looking for the next job. But to me the money was the chips, that's all."


  1. tna says:

    That’s very impressive. I do wonder what the green roof is covering at the top of the building. To look at the building I would never imagine it had once been gutted by fire.

  2. Joisy jeff says:

    I have a bag of chips….but they taste more potatoey then Money….

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