Note that he is filthy, has a half-eaten carrot for a nose and is smoking a cigar and two cigarettes.
(Good thing he’s smoking outdoors though, so as not to break the law.)
Yeah. So not only is he filthy, with a half-eaten carrot for a nose, smoking a cigar and two cigarettes but he is pee-stained, graffiti-covered, has a piece of trash for an arm and a broken broom handle for a penis. And note that his penis was repositioned at some point.
So let there be no doubt, fellow New Yorkers: this is our Official Winter Mascot.
I think we should call him Vito.