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Coney Island Boardwalk During the Pandemic COVID-19

Coney Island Parachute Tower
Coney Island Boardwalk lady walking dog
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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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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.

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Brooklyn Bridge Forbidden Locks Pictures

Brooklyn Bridge Forbidden Locks

Brooklyn Bridge Forbidden Locks pictures I took during one of my NYC Moments walks across the Brooklyn Bridge. Have you ever walked over this bridge? The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most popular bridges in the world. Walk over while drinking your favorite specialty coffee or tea.

Let me know what you think about these Brooklyn Bridge Forbidden Locks pictures by leaving a comment in the comments area below. Thanks!

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nycmoments brooklyn bridge locks no locks at bridge
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Face Masks These Days in New York City

Man wearing face masks reading at bench

Face masks in New York City have become a fashion during quarantine times. Most people use face masks when going to the market or at crowded places.

Three guys wearing face masks
Three guys wearing face masks
Lady wearing face mask in LES
Lady wearing face mask in LES
Lady wearing face masks walking her dog
Lady wearing face masks walking her dog
Man exercising at Sea Port with dog
Man exercising at Sea Port with dog
Man wearing face mask sitting at park
Man wearing face mask sitting at park
Man riding bike wearing face mask
Man riding bike wearing face mask
Man wearing face masks reading at bench
Man wearing face masks reading at bench
Couple wearing face masks walking in LES
Couple wearing face masks walking in LES
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New York City Chelsea Architecture

NYC Moments delivery bike man

NYC seems empty, but still beautiful. Many people walk keeping their distance. Delivery guys on bikes work hard to deliver food directly from local markets in NYC.