After a drinking binge that lasted into the wee hours, this man planted himself between two trees. The grass made a softer bed than Uptown’s concrete. I found him trying to get up, but still inebriated early the next morning. He was lucky that no one attacked him while he slept. That was a common problem for alcoholics who passed out on Uptown’s sidewalks. During the mid 1970s, bars on every commercial block made Uptown a magnet for the alcohol-dependent and a target-rich environment for those who preyed on them.