Albuquerque Locations

Urban Albuquerque

Albuquerque is not a wasteland, not full of teepees, but rather a city in the center of New Mexico; most residents spend their whole childhood wanting to get out of here, but the minute they leave they all want to go back; residents of this city understand that they do not sell newspapers at the newsstand and you can’t go skating at the ice house, only know directions because of the mountains and volcanos, know where to get a breakfast burrito at 2 in the morning, know what “Christmas” at a restaurant means, understand that there is probably the largest wealth gap in the world here, and think that anyone who lives in Rio Rancho has problems Albuquerque is home to the UNM Lobos (Urban Dictionary) Photos: Cyndy McCrossen 2011