Posts tagged Manhattan

Goodbye, Manhattan! (Our view from the back of the Staten Island Ferry.)

Goodbye, Manhattan! (Our view from the back of the Staten Island Ferry.)

nythroughthelens:

13-15 South William Street/57 Stone Street, a slice of history. Financial District, New York City.
This area is known as the Stone Street historic district in lower Manhattan. Bound by Stone Street, Pearl Street, and South William Streets and Mill Lane, it is a section that is unlike any of its surrounding blocks. This particular section is bound by South William street. Around the block from this part of the area are other historic buildings and the Stone Street area ‘proper’.
In 1903, the architect C.P.H. Gilbert designed new street facades on the buildings in this section of South William Street (57 Stone Street on the other side). Gilbert’s neo-Dutch Renaissance architecture features structural details like stepped gables and strapwork and was a nod to the early settlement of Manhattan.
This area which dates back to the 1600s when New York City was first colonized by Dutch settlers was sadly destroyed by the Great Fire of 1835. The surrounding section of Stone Street was rebuilt with granite bases of post-and-lintel construction and upper-additions of brick which were specifically erected for importers and merchants.
You can now also purchase my photography on a wide variety of merchandise. To view all of these New York City gifts and products at my store, click here.

nythroughthelens:

13-15 South William Street/57 Stone Street, a slice of history. Financial District, New York City.

This area is known as the Stone Street historic district in lower Manhattan. Bound by Stone Street, Pearl Street, and South William Streets and Mill Lane, it is a section that is unlike any of its surrounding blocks. This particular section is bound by South William street. Around the block from this part of the area are other historic buildings and the Stone Street area ‘proper’.

In 1903, the architect C.P.H. Gilbert designed new street facades on the buildings in this section of South William Street (57 Stone Street on the other side). Gilbert’s neo-Dutch Renaissance architecture features structural details like stepped gables and strapwork and was a nod to the early settlement of Manhattan.

This area which dates back to the 1600s when New York City was first colonized by Dutch settlers was sadly destroyed by the Great Fire of 1835. The surrounding section of Stone Street was rebuilt with granite bases of post-and-lintel construction and upper-additions of brick which were specifically erected for importers and merchants.

You can now also purchase my photography on a wide variety of merchandise. To view all of these New York City gifts and products at my store, click here.

nythroughthelens:

Central Park and the New York City Skyline from the top of Rockefeller Center.
It is truly staggering just how much space Central Park inhabits in the center of Manhattan.
You can now also purchase my photography on a wide variety of merchandise. To view all of these  New York City gifts and products at my store, click here.

nythroughthelens:

Central Park and the New York City Skyline from the top of Rockefeller Center.

It is truly staggering just how much space Central Park inhabits in the center of Manhattan.

You can now also purchase my photography on a wide variety of merchandise. To view all of these New York City gifts and products at my store, click here.

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Doyers Street between Pell Street and Chatham Square. Chinatown, New York City.
There is a brief interview/profile of me up on on Block Avenue currently. Block Avenue is a cool new site that allows users to review blocks, intersections and neighborhoods in New York City.
My favorite block in Manhattan changes constantly but Doyers Street has always been in my top 5. I wrote about the street on Block Avenue here: Doyers Street. Here is the link to my short interview/profile:Talking Blocks With Vivienne Gucwa
You can now also purchase my photography on a wide variety of merchandise (t-shirts, magnets, postcards, iPhone/iPad cases, posters, the list goes on). To view these New York City gifts and products at my store, click here.

nythroughthelens:

Doyers Street between Pell Street and Chatham Square. Chinatown, New York City.

There is a brief interview/profile of me up on on Block Avenue currently. Block Avenue is a cool new site that allows users to review blocks, intersections and neighborhoods in New York City.

My favorite block in Manhattan changes constantly but Doyers Street has always been in my top 5. I wrote about the street on Block Avenue here: Doyers Street. Here is the link to my short interview/profile:
Talking Blocks With Vivienne Gucwa

You can now also purchase my photography on a wide variety of merchandise (t-shirts, magnets, postcards, iPhone/iPad cases, posters, the list goes on). To view these New York City gifts and products at my store, click here.

Frank Oscar Larson: Street Photographer Discovered, Captured Life in 1950s NYC

Frank Oscar Larson was an auditor living in Queens back in the 1950s who had a passion for street photography. Every weekend he would travel around the city armed with his Rolleiflex camera, photographing the things that caught his eye. After Larson died of a stroke at the age of 68 in 1964, his photographs quietly sat in a cardboard box for 45 years before finally being discovered by his son’s widow in 2009.

thedailywhat:

Living Eighths of the Day: Manhattanite Felice Cohen makes the most of her $700/mo., 90sq. ft. Upper West Side microstudio.

Then again, there’s clearly so much more she could be doing. [gawkertv.]

I would be completely fine with this. I mean, having a kitchen would be nice, but I’ve never been the type who needs a lot of stuff. My wardrobe is relatively small, and my must-have electronics are pretty compact. For me, it’d be completely worth it to give up having a huge (not-so-eco-friendly) house in order to live in one of the most exciting places in the world. Life experiences are far more important than physical belongings.

nythroughthelens:

The Secret Garden. Alphabet City. East Village, Manhattan.
My first article for NearSay went live two days ago. It’s a short photo spread about some of the community gardens of the East Village.
You can view the article by either clicking through the photo or by clicking this link:
The Community Gardens of the East Village - A Photo Tour

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The Secret Garden. Alphabet City. East Village, Manhattan.

My first article for NearSay went live two days ago. It’s a short photo spread about some of the community gardens of the East Village.

You can view the article by either clicking through the photo or by clicking this link:

The Community Gardens of the East Village - A Photo Tour