Category Archives: Street Photography

Orthodox Easter Midnight Mass

Orthodox Easter is typically held a week after Roman Catholic Easter. Here are a few images of Midnight Mass on April 12 outside the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Church on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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All’s Swinging at the Fifth Ave. Easter Parade

Photographing the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade is a blast. There’s really no other parade where you’re in the midst of the parade because the people are the parade. Styles abound from self-made hats & headware, to people (and some canines) dressed to the nines. It’s a fun and eclectic mix of humanity.

This year I discovered a swing band and dancers kicking it up on one of the side streets off Fifth Ave. Jazz singer Molly Ryan and reedman Dan Levinson and his band held court and about 15 pairs or so of swing dancers were kicking it up for a great time.

Here are some images I made from the parade. Many more can be found on my website. Happy Easter!

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Vintage NYC Subway Train, Take 2

Sunday, December 28 was the last day the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), was running a vintage subway train from the 1930’s on the M line, running from stops in Manhattan into Queens. A couple weeks ago a group of NY’ers held a jazz/swing dance on one of the subway platforms and many people rode the train in vintage apparel. Here’s a link to that blog post and images.

Even today I came across people in vintage dress, as well as numerous Japanese tourists both in vintage and street clothing — must be on some tourist activity info, I guess.

Here are some images I made today from my riding the rails, this time with my Nikon D800 DSLR. These images were edited in Lightroom 5, PSCC and either Nik Color Efex Pro 4 or Nik Analog Efex Pro 2.

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Caroling on Park Avenue

The Park Avenue Tree Lighting entered it’s 70th year last night in front of The Brick Presbyterian Church. With probably a couple thousand New Yorkers in attendance, singing Christmas Carols in the bitter cold, the trees along Park Avenue, from the 50’s to 96th streets were lit up last night.

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Bikers and Pedestrians Rule! — Summer Streets NYC

Since 2008, on the first three Saturdays of August, New York City has closed Manhattan’s Park Avenue from E79th Street and down to Lafeyette Street in Greenwich Village to the Brooklyn Bridge. as a bike and pedestrian thoroughfare. Hundreds of thousands of City denizens take advantage of walking, running and biking the route, and stopping for some fun, entertainment, an interactive guide to the City’s Vision Zero program; and other activities along the way.

Summer Streets NYC has been a success from the start. It’s a chance to get in some exercise, take in the quiet of traversing what’s usually very busy, noisy avenues filled with car traffic; and have some fun along the way at various points.

There’s a musical art installation, Trumpet City, which has players along Park Avenue, a dog run and ASPCA adoption area, traffic safety “fair”, mini golf, a juggling and acrobatic interactive stop, and more. Additional information is found here.

Summer Streets NYC runs Saturday August 2, 8, and 16 from 7am to 1pm. If you’re in NYC, take some time to travel the route and enjoy.

Here are some images I took along the way yesterday.

Coney Island Mermaid Parade Kicks Off The Summer of 2014 In Style!

Saturday was a perfect day for the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Great weather and the official first day of Summer, which this parade has celebrated for 32 years. This is a fun parade to shoot because it’s a home-made artsy parade without huge sponsor floats.

Here are some images from yesterday’s parade. More can be found on my website and on Flickr.

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Meet Me on Fifth Avenue For the Easter Parade

The annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue isn’t really a parade as much as an extravaganza of “extreme” Easter bonnets, featuring children of all ages; period dress; and fine fashions.

Running from 47th to 57th Streets on Fifth Avenue, with most people gathering around St. Patrick’s Cathedral to see and be seen, the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade offers some of the best street photography, with people (and the more the occasional canine) dressed up for the event.

This year, among all the Easter revelers, I came across artist Andy Padre, who made some 500 paper hats (with matching shopping bags) out of everything, including Metrocards, Subway Restaurant paper cups, tissue paper and more. He gave them away — for free — to people on the street so they can enjoy a little Easter fashion today.

Here’s some images of Easter parade revelers that I found most interesting. More can be seen on my Flickr page.

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