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. 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…

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Boarded storefront art Soho

Boarded storefronts art Soho where New Yorkers got inspired to create art. There have been instances in the past where boarded storefronts art Soho has been displayed. New York City, were used as canvases for street art. During times of economic downturns, protests, or periods of urban renewal, vacant or boarded-up storefronts often become opportunities for local artists to express themselves and contribute to the cultural landscape of the city. 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 thewindows, beckoning…

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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.

Well, you may have heard that people have been attaching padlocks to the Brooklyn Bridge as a symbol of their love for years now. But did you know that these locks have actually been causing damage to the bridge?

That’s why the locks have been banned since 2016, and why they are now known as “forbidden locks.” The weight of the locks can cause the bridge’s cables to stretch, which can weaken the entire structure. And with over 10,000 locks at one point, you can imagine how much strain that would put on the bridge!

It’s a shame that something meant to be a symbol of love has caused harm to such an iconic structure. But the good news is that there are plenty of other ways to show your love and appreciation for the Brooklyn Bridge – like taking a romantic walk across it at sunset, or simply admiring its beautiful architecture from afar.

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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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. As a New Yorker, I never thought I would see the day where face masks became a ubiquitous sight on the streets of the city. However, when the pandemic hit, it quickly became apparent that wearing a mask was crucial in preventing the spread of COVID-19. I remember feeling a bit self-conscious the first time I donned a mask in public, but as I saw more and more people wearing them, it became…

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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. While walking in New York City Chelsea and having a great cup of Latin America coffee I decided to document the street life during the pandemic of 2020. Chelsea is one of the most vibrant and dynamic neighborhoods in New York City, but like everywhere else, it was deeply impacted by the pandemic. Despite the challenges, however, there were still many moments of beauty and resilience in the neighborhood during this difficult time.…

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Social distancing woman sitting alone at park nyc moment

Is social distancing affecting you negatively or is it helping you to innovate and become a better you? Social distancing in NYC was a very though challenge. Social distancing was an essential measure taken to slow the spread of COVID-19, but it also brought significant changes to the way we interacted with one another. For many New Yorkers, the once-crowded streets and bustling neighborhoods became eerily quiet as people stayed at home and practiced social distancing. Gone were the days of meeting up with friends for a drink or grabbing a bite to eat at a favorite restaurant. Instead, we…

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NYC Architecture Wall Art

New York City is a center for inspiration for most designers and architects around the world. Come visit the historic neighborhood of Lower East Side. Original architecture LES NYC for inspiration is below.

As someone who has always been fascinated by the history and architecture of New York City, I find the original buildings and structures in the Lower East Side to be particularly inspiring.

The Lower East Side is home to some of the oldest buildings in New York City, many of which have been preserved or restored to their original glory. These structures offer a window into the city’s past, revealing the architectural styles and building techniques of generations gone by. From the ornate facades of the tenement buildings to the stately brick warehouses, these buildings tell a story of the city’s growth and development over time.

One of the things I love most about the Lower East Side’s original architecture is the way it reflects the diverse cultures and styles that have influenced the neighborhood over the years. From the ornate terra cotta facades of the early 20th century Jewish buildings to the sleek Art Deco designs of the 1930s, the Lower East Side’s architecture is a testament to the many influences that have shaped the neighborhood’s identity.

Another reason I find the Lower East Side’s original architecture so inspiring is the incredible attention to detail and craftsmanship that went into creating these structures. From the intricate masonry work on the facades to the ornate ironwork on the fire escapes, these buildings are a testament to the skill and dedication of the architects, builders, and craftsmen of the past.

Finally, the original architecture of the Lower East Side is a reminder of the importance of preserving our city’s heritage and history. As New York City continues to grow and change, it’s crucial that we take steps to protect the buildings and structures that have shaped our past and continue to define our present. These buildings serve as a tangible link to our shared history, and inspire me to advocate for their preservation and protection.

In conclusion, the original architecture LES NYC is a constant source of inspiration for me. It offers a glimpse into the city’s past, showcases a unique blend of cultures and styles, highlights the craftsmanship and attention to detail of the past, and serves as a reminder of the importance of preservation. As I wander the streets of the neighborhood, I can’t help but feel a sense of wonder and appreciation for the buildings and structures that have stood the test of time, and I look forward to seeing how they continue to shape the city’s future.

Grab a cup of coffee, walk around, and see these unique buildings, some built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Contact me if you would like more information or if you are interested in collaborating.

Original Architecture building at LES
Authentic building at Broome and Ludlow Streets in LES
Building in LES with fire scape design

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NYC Moments Material world

At quarantine times when things look a little different in a city that never sleeps. These NYC Moments are historic and I share them without the intent to cause panic. My intention with this ‘Quarantine Times Street Photography’ is for you to get to know New York City more and to inspire you to visit NYC someday in the near future.

Quarantine Times Street Photography in NYC was an incredibly unique and challenging experience. The pandemic brought about unprecedented changes to the city, from the near-empty streets to the masks worn by almost everyone. As a photographer, it was both daunting and exhilarating to try to capture these moments of history through the lens of a camera.

One of the most striking things about Quarantine Times Street Photography in NYC was the emptiness of the streets. With many businesses shuttered and people staying indoors, the once-bustling sidewalks were eerily quiet. As a photographer, this presented both challenges and opportunities. On the one hand, it was difficult to capture the energy and vitality that’s typically present in street photography. But on the other hand, the emptiness of the streets created a stark and haunting beauty that was unique to this moment in time.

Another challenge of Quarantine Times Street Photography in NYC was the masks worn by almost everyone. While masks were necessary to prevent the spread of the virus, they also created a visual barrier that made it difficult to connect with people and capture their emotions. But again, this also presented opportunities for creative photography, as the masks themselves became a symbol of the pandemic and a powerful visual reminder of the difficult times we were living through.

Despite the challenges, Quarantine Times Street Photography in NYC was also incredibly rewarding. As a photographer, it was a chance to capture a moment of history and to document the resilience and strength of the city and its people. From the makeshift memorials honoring essential workers to the acts of kindness and solidarity among neighbors, there were countless moments of beauty and humanity to be found in the midst of the pandemic.

In the end, Quarantine Times Street Photography in NYC was a reminder of the power of photography to capture not just the moments of beauty and joy, but also the difficult times and struggles that we all face. It was a chance to bear witness to history and to connect with others through the universal language of visual storytelling. And as the city continues to recover and rebuild in the wake of the pandemic, these images serve as a powerful testament to the resilience and strength of New Yorkers.

The best way to get to know NYC is to walk around maybe holding a ‘to-go’ cup of coffee in your hand and start exploring the city.

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NYC Ride Your Bike

No matter the time of day, New York City is always bustling with activity….under normal circumstances. As you can see in these Night time NYC Quarantined photos, the streets of Manhattan are eerily empty. Coronavirus has rendered New York City a ghost town as it becomes the new epicenter of the pandemic. The city that never sleeps is going into a much-needed hibernation. Night time NYC during quarantine was a surreal and haunting experience. The city that never sleeps suddenly came to a standstill, with businesses shuttered and streets nearly empty. As someone who had lived in the city for…

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NYC Moments Street Posters

Walking in New York City gives you the chance to see details and discover NYC’s architecture, landmarks, historic streets, New Yorker dogs and strange propaganda at most street corners. Walk to Discover NYC is a small photo exhibition I put together sometimes during my walks in different parts of NYC. Sometimes when its sunny I wear a cool hat.

Walking is one of the best ways to explore and discover the many wonders of New York City. Whether you’re a seasoned local or a newcomer to the city, there’s always something new to discover and experience by foot. Here are just a few reasons why walking is the perfect way to discover NYC:

First, walking allows you to see the city from a unique perspective. By slowing down and taking in your surroundings on foot, you’ll notice details and nuances that you might miss when traveling by car or subway. From the intricate architecture of historic buildings to the street art and graffiti that adorns many walls and alleyways, walking in NYC is a sensory experience that can’t be beat.

Second, walking is a great way to get some exercise and stay healthy. With so many walking routes and paths throughout the city, it’s easy to get in your daily steps while discovering new neighborhoods, parks, and hidden gems. Plus, walking is a low-impact and accessible form of exercise that’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Third, walking is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to get around the city. By choosing to walk instead of drive or take a taxi, you’re reducing your carbon footprint and helping to make the city a cleaner and more sustainable place for everyone.

Finally, walking is a social activity that can be enjoyed with friends, family, or even strangers. Whether you’re taking a leisurely stroll through Central Park or exploring the vibrant streets of Chinatown, walking in NYC is a great way to connect with others and experience the city’s diverse and vibrant culture.

In the end, walking is the perfect way to discover NYC, no matter what your interests or goals may be. So grab a comfortable pair of shoes, a water bottle, and a map, and set out on foot to explore all that this amazing city has to offer. You won’t be disappointed!

Contact me if you have questions or want to collaborate. I hope you enjoyed this Walk to Discover NYC photo exhibition.

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NYC Soho
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NYC Chinatown
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New York Public Library Main Branch

New York Public library main branch

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nyc marathon 2019

On a crisp morning in early November, 50,000 runners from all over the world descended on the 2019 NYC Marathon to traverse the five boroughs on foot, and just as many New Yorkers showed up to cheer them on. The streets of Brooklyn, where I stood among the crowd of onlookers, were bursting with color, pride, and people just being their authentic selves. At times, the bright costumes, creatively worded signs, loud music, and dancers on the sidewalks brought to mind not a high-caliber race, but a giant outdoor party. The NYC marathon has always been a reminder, to me,…

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NYC Moments MTA Subway
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Lower East Side NYC is a historic hood. We have many generations of immigrants and new people are moving in. I like to show the original architecture and way of life of LES. I have been in this hood since the 1990s.

This vibrant and eclectic neighborhood in New York City is a must-see for newcomers to the city. With a rich history, diverse culture, and endless array of things to do and see, the Lower East Side is the perfect place to explore and make new discoveries.

One of the highlights of the Lower East Side is its incredible food scene. From traditional Jewish delis to trendy gastropubs and innovative fusion cuisine, there’s something for every palate and budget. Whether you’re craving a classic bagel and lox or want to try something new and adventurous, the Lower East Side’s culinary offerings are sure to impress.

But the Lower East Side isn’t just about food. It’s also home to a thriving arts and music scene, with galleries, performance spaces, and music venues showcasing everything from avant-garde experimental art to classic jazz and rock performances. As a newcomer to the city, the Lower East Side is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant creative community and discover new artists and musicians.

Of course, no visit to the Lower East Side would be complete without exploring its rich history and cultural landmarks. From the Tenement Museum to the New Museum, there are countless museums and historic sites that offer a window into the Lower East Side’s past and present. Whether you’re interested in learning about the area’s immigrant history or want to see some of the city’s most innovative contemporary art, the Lower East Side is a fascinating and endlessly rewarding destination for newcomers to the city.

In the end, the Lower East Side NYC is a neighborhood that has something for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie, a music lover, a history buff, or just someone looking to explore and discover all that the city has to offer, the Lower East Side is a neighborhood that will inspire and delight. So come on in, grab a bite to eat, explore the galleries and museums, and make yourself at home in this vibrant and endlessly fascinating part of New York City.

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NYC MTA dog in a bag

Millions come together at NYC MTA Subway stations everyday. I have seen everything during my NYC subway moments experience. Sometimes the Subway becomes a place for meditation, self discovery or to have your favorite coffee. The New York City subway is always bustling with activity, and it’s impossible to ride the train without experiencing some interesting and unforgettable moments. Here are a few of my favorite NYC subway moments: First, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of triumph when you manage to snag a seat on a crowded rush hour train. After standing shoulder to shoulder with other commuters for…

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NYC Architecture brick building

I like the original architecture in NYC (bricks and detailed designs). The new and fancy glass structures are not inviting for me. I put together this NYC Architecture downtown exhibition. What do you think? NYC Architecture Downtown photography is a joyful and exciting experience for anyone who loves beautiful and unique architecture. From the iconic skyscrapers of the Financial District to the historic buildings of Tribeca and SoHo, there’s no shortage of stunning architectural landmarks to capture through the lens of a camera. One of the most thrilling things about NYC Architecture Downtown photography is the sheer variety of styles…

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Famous Manhattan bridge view from Brooklyn

Brooklyn forms part of my life. I’m a part time resident of Brooklyn and here I’m bringing you some NYC Brooklyn Moments pictures. What’s your favorite NYC borough?

I decided to cross the Manhattan Bridge from Lower East Side to Brooklyn. While having fantastic Latin America coffee I came across many different views of New York City.

Brooklyn is one of my favorite parts of New York City, and for good reason. It’s a borough full of life, with a unique character and charm that sets it apart from the rest of the city. Whether I’m strolling through Prospect Park or grabbing a slice of pizza at one of the neighborhood pizzerias, there’s always something new to discover in Brooklyn.

One of my favorite Brooklyn moments was when I stumbled upon a street fair in Williamsburg. The air was filled with the smells of fresh food and the sounds of live music, and the streets were lined with vendors selling handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, and artisanal crafts. I spent hours wandering through the fair, sampling local treats and chatting with the vendors. It was a perfect day, and I left feeling energized and inspired by the vibrant energy of the Brooklyn community.

Another memorable Brooklyn moment was when I went on a street art tour in Bushwick. The neighborhood is known for its colorful murals and graffiti, and I was blown away by the sheer scale and creativity of the artwork. From towering murals covering entire buildings to small, hidden pieces tucked away in alleyways, the street art in Bushwick was a feast for the eyes. It was a reminder of the incredible artistic talent that can be found in every corner of Brooklyn, and it left me with a new appreciation for the power of public art.

Finally, one of my most cherished NYC Brooklyn moments was when I spent an afternoon exploring the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It’s a serene oasis in the heart of the city, with winding paths, tranquil ponds, and acres of lush greenery. I spent hours wandering through the garden, admiring the blooming flowers and towering trees. It was a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and a reminder of the natural beauty that can be found even in the most urban of environments.

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NYC Traditional brick buildings
Manhattan bridge view from Brooklyn
Manhattan Bridge view from Brooklyn

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NYC Brooklyn street mural The William Vale

Since the 1980s Graffiti wall art forms part of New York City. NYC street art murals are everywhere. You will find the coolest ones in Brooklyn. Take the subway train mainly the L train and get off at any of these stops: Bedford, Grand St or Jefferson. As someone who has always been drawn to the vibrant energy of New York City. I find the city’s art murals to be particularly inspiring. Here are four reasons why: They bring color and life to the city. New York City can be a busy and overwhelming place at times, but the art…

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