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Xmas Day in New York City Pictures

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NYC Moments City Hall Xmas Day in New York City
NYC Moments City Hall

Xmas day in New York City in 2020 is very different from other years. But, more New Yorkers came out to enjoy pictures with the Xmas tree, the Fearless Girl of Wall Street and the Bull of Wall Street. These are normally tourists attractions where you have to stand in line for hours to take a picture in a rush.

I was also able to appreciate the tall buildings, including the wonderful details carved into the brick, from a different angle while having an amazing Latin America Coffee.

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NYC Moments Architecture
NYC Moments Trinity Cemetery
NYC Moments Trinity Cemetery

Xmas Day in New York City in 2020 where there are almost zero tourists walking around makes NYC feel like a different state. Where there used to be hundreds of people there are only a handful now. It does not matter New York City is still my favorite city in the United States.

During the pandemic in 2020 everyone is wearing masks specially when conglomerating at public places. New Yorkers are now enjoying tourist attractions that were very difficult to access in the past.

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Lady wearing mask by Wall Street Subway entrance
NYC Moments Wall Street Subway
NYC Moments Wall Street Subway
NYC Moments Wall Street Bull
NYC Moments Wall Street Bull
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Wall Street Fearless Girl two kids taking pictures

One of the main attractions in Wall Street is the Fearless Girl statue. It has become very famous among New Yorkers and specially girls. Adults to very young kids come by to take a picture with the Fearless girl of Wall Street even during Xmas day in 2020.

Another attraction is the Bull of Wall Street. This famous Bull is located at the end of Broadway all the way downtown in Manhattan. You can take the subway 4,5 and get off at Bowling green. You will see the Bull right in front of the American Indian Museum.

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NYC Moments Wall Street Fearless Girl
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New York City Seaport Ideas for Outdoors Eating

People chatting at New York City Seaport
View to Brooklyn Bridge from New York City Sea Port
View to Brooklyn Bridge from New York City Sea Port

New York City Seaport is another historic location and formerly home to NYC’s fish market before it was moved to the Bronx. Hurricane Sandy changed the mood in at NYC’s Seaport historic buildings specially to the ones closer to the East River.

A new fancy Mall has been constructed instead of the old cool looking traditional Mall with its amazing food court located on the top floor. You could find a wide variety of food for really affordable prices. Now, there’s a fancy rooftop bar/restaurant.

Outdoors setup for restaurants in  NYC
Outdoors setup for restaurant NYC

During my walk and while have amazing coffee brewed at home. I noticed another restaurant/bar right by the water. They are now using domes to sit restaurant customers outdoors due to the current COVID pandemic.

Check out more pictures below hopefully this eating outdoors fashion stays forever. Feels like I’m walking somewhere in Europe. Traditionally New Yorkers are not used to this way of life, but now most are enjoying it. What do you think? Leave a comment below if you like my pictures. You can also buy one of my coffee mugs and T-Shirts designs based on my NYC Moments pictures. I create my own designs and I take all the pictures shown in NYC Moments. Thank you and enjoy!

NYC Sea port eating outdoors setup
NYC Sea port eating outdoors setup
New York City Seaport outdoors tables setup
New York City Seaport outdoors tables setup
Eating outdoors setup dome style
Eating outdoors setup dome style
Bicycle riders enjoying the view from NYC Seaport
Bicycle riders enjoying the view from NYC Seaport
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Mural Art Bushwick, Brooklyn NYC Moments

NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art

Every time I come by Bushwick in Brooklyn I find new mural art all around the unique streets. New York City mural art in Bushwick is very unique and it attracts many visitors that come by to take pictures next to each wall mural.

Other attractions include vintage shopping, creative restaurants like pizza trendsetter Roberta’s and the diverse creative multicultural residents. Easily get to Bushwick in Brooklyn by subway taking the L train to Morgan or Jefferson St. The neighborhood offers a thoroughly bohemian vibe with bodegas and warehouses abutting galleries and bars.

Now the Bushwick in Brooklyn is seeing a renaissance, as artists pushed out of Williamsburg and elsewhere move in and raise property values. Bushwick offers cool living spaces mainly lofts in old factories, sometimes with great access to outdoor space.

NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art

During the pandemic there are not many visitors walking around. But, during any regular weekend you will find hundreds of people enjoying the Bushwick mural art and eating at the very authentic restaurants and food carts in the streets.

Best days to come to Bushwick in Brooklyn is during the week. You will find less visitors trying to take a picture with a mural art and you won’t have to wait a long time to get a table at a popular restaurant here in Bushwick.

The Dutch name for the village of Bushwick was “Boswijck”, which translates as “Town in the Woods”. The name was
assigned to the town by Peter Stuyvesant at the time of his visit in 1661. It was an appropriate name to describe the
early Dutch village and its vicinity since the community fell within the woodlands that marked the border district between Brooklyn and Queens. Thanks to Borough of Brooklyn, for New York city Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Revised October 1989. For this cool fact.

NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art Trump
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art Trump
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art bee
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art bee
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art Dracula
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art Dracula
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art Lady
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art Lady
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art two hearts
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn art two hearts
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn More Art
NYC Bushwick Brooklyn More Art

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Coney Island Boardwalk During the Pandemic COVID-19

Coney Island Parachute Tower
Coney Island Boardwalk lady walking dog
NYC Moments Coney Island Boardwalk lady walking dog
Coney Island Boardwalk Local Residents
NYC Moments Coney Island Boardwalk Local Residents
Ruby's Bar and Grill at Coney Island Boardwalk
NYC Moments Ruby’s Bar and Grill at Coney Island Boardwalk
Couples at Coney Island bench
Couples at Coney Island bench
Coney Island Thunderbolt roller coaster
NYC Moments Coney Island Thunderbolt roller coaster
Coney Island Boardwalk keep this far apart
NYC Moments Coney Island Boardwalk
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Red Hook Brooklyn New York City

Red Hook Brooklyn Viewer by the East River

Red Hook Brooklyn was founded in 1836 by Dutch colonists. This is why we can notice so many Holland style warehouse buildings all around Red Hook Brooklyn.

Leigh Valley Boat 79 at Red Hook Brooklyn
Leigh Valley Boat in Red Hook

I went to a bike ride and sat by the river while having my favorite Latin America coffee. I still drink hot black coffee during any hot summer day in NYC.

By the 1920s, they made Red Hook the busiest freight port in the world, but this ended in the 1960s with the creation of shipping containers. Then by the 1930s Red Hook became one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York and it was called ‘city for the homeless’ or ‘Hooverville’.

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Man carrying two dogs in Brooklyn, New York
Viewer by the East River from Brooklyn
Red Hook Viewer by the East River
No parking sign Red Hook in Brooklyn
No parking Graffiti Sign in Red Hook
Bee at work inside flower
Bee at work in Red Hook

Most of Red Hook has changed due to gentrification. People from around the world have moved here mainly artists. IKEA has also set its main chain store right by the East River. These and other reasons have contributed to an increase in rent in Red Hook. I still believe this area needs more improvement to be classified as a ‘hot spot’ for real estate agents. The area does not have easy access to public transportation specially the NYC Subway.

Red Hook Architecture in Brooklyn
Red Hook Architecture by the East River
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New Yorkers Using Boarded Storefronts For Art in Soho

New Yorkers storefront art Soho

Many New Yorkers remember New York City by the glitz and glam of the streets of Lower Manhattan,
along which fashion conglomerates and cozy boutiques stand. Mannequins pose in the
windows, beckoning tourists to collect the newest, trendiest items from the laps of luxury.

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Soho at West Broadway
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Love Child Art in Soho
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Love Child in Soho
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BLM Art in Soho

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and the protests in support of Black Lives Matter, retailers
began to board up their storefronts. Though the fashion industry has gone into quarantine with
the rest of the world, its barren shutters have become a playground for artists who have laid
the true heart of the city bare on their wooden canvases.

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Latinx Board Art in Soho
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Libertad Board Art in Soho
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Black Lives Matter Art

The retreat of clothing stores behind painted boards seems to mirror the way society is
beginning to question consumerism and capitalism, which have traditionally overshadowed the
urgency of addressing racial injustices. The tragic murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery,
and Breonna Taylor may have been the impetus for the people of New York City to question the
ideals they may have previously upheld.

The colorful images gracing the streets of Lower Manhattan serve as a reminder that our humanity should come before our productivity.

Though they will one day come down to make way once again for the runway of mannequins,
their messages will continue to echo through the streets of the NYC. Immortalizing them in
photographs is just one of many ways to keep the thrum of social justice alive in the
consciousness of those who live in and love this city.

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Estamos Unidos Soho Board Art
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Yes Art Board in Soho NYC
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Love is the Answer Board in Soho NYC
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Justice for Elijah Board Art in Soho NYC
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Storefront Board Art in Soho NYC
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Storefront Board Artist in Soho NYC
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Soho Storefront Art Fans
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Why don’t you love me art board in Soho

New Yorkers stand strong.