Category Archives: New York

New York City, or When does Home stop being Home?

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This past week, I’ve been in New York City. Somewhat surreptitiously, I’ll admit. I only told a handful of people I was there. And I (deliberately) failed to meet a whole bunch of people I used to know.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Streets: Goodbye Empire State, Hello Lion City!

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Manhattan in 12 Streets was meant to be an extension of my other insane street photography project, 100 Ways To See… A Street, which was a means of exposing the amazing complexity of one single street in New York – … Continue reading

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Grand St: View towards Williamsburg, Brooklyn (East River Park and Promenade)

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Past Co-op Village, we reach a very narrow strip of parkland at the very edge of Manhattan.  Just beside it, is the Gigeresque expanse of the Williamsburg Bridge; and across the water is Williamsburg, Brooklyn – home to yuppies, expatriates … Continue reading

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Grand St: Co-operative Village (East Broadway to FDR Drive)

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Near the edge of the water, we enter the final ethnic enclave on Grand Street. This is the largely Jewish enclave of Co-op Village.  Here, one sees a landscape of towering red-brick apartment buildings with stunning views unto the water … Continue reading

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Grand St: Lower East Side (Allen St to East Broadway)

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A bit of the Lower East Side strays into Grand Street.  And this is the Lower East Side as it is traditionally envisioned – a little rough, depressed financially, slightly more religious.  Here there are 99 cent stores a plenty, … Continue reading

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Grand St: Chinatown (Broadway to Allen St)

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Chinatown is the beating heart of Grand Street – its grandest bazaar and marketplace, and also its most colourful and unexpected stretch.  Here’s where most Chinese immigrants in the last century have made their first port of call, upon arriving … Continue reading

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Grand St: Little Italy (Center to Mott Streets)

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Little Italy is one of the oldest and most famous ethnic enclaves in the city, extant since the turn of the 19th century.  Once it used to sprawl over a large expanse of Grand Street, and more than 10,000 Italians … Continue reading

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