Sunday, July 26, 2015

Saturday on the High Line

When the summer weather is fine, New Yorkers come out in droves in spite of the crowds of tourists. I hadn't been to the High Line for more than a year, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the final leg extending from Tenth av. and 30th st. to the Hudson River was paved and open. There's no plant life yet so it's wide open to the sun, but that Hudson River breeze was very refreshing. I walked south to the Gansevoort st. entrance. The trees that were struggling saplings the last time I was there are tall and leafy, providing beautiful shade and in some places an arbor-like tunnel. At the bottom end of the High Line the Whitney Museum was open and busy. There was just one downside. The Meatpacking District and Chelsea gentrification and construction boom has hemmed in the open feeling, and in some places destroyed the view of the Hudson River. Bummer.

But there were some compensating views to be had.

Leggo City at the 30th st. entrance, for kids of all ages:

It's over there:

As for those compensating views (for my friend Darko):

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mean Streets of Midwood

Back in June I took an afternoon to explore the Midwood section of Brooklyn, which is the home of a large Syrian Jewish community. As you can see, the people were less than friendly.

The 'gansa macher' (godfather):

The 'gonifs' (hit squad):

Friday, July 17, 2015

Williamsburg July 12 (part 2)

The second set of images I shot last Sunday. Mostly women and children (lots of children).

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Williamsburg, July 12 (part 1)

Another successful day shooting in Williamsburg. In a way, the people's reluctance to be photographed makes for some interesting expressions and eye contact. This first group is of just the men. Women and children in the next post.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Williamsburg July 2 (part 1)

I always enjoy taking photo walks in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At this time of year the neighborhood empties out a bit. People go to the bungalow colonies in the Catskills, and kids go to summer camps. But there's always interesting people to see.

Monday, July 6, 2015