A pastoral little Elysian Field in the middle of Tenement City.
I used to live on East 2nd street, so I would walk by the New York City Marble Cemetery every day on my way to class. Perhaps it’s that little twinge of Lydia Deetz morbidity in me, or the fact that I listen to the Smiths “The Queen is Dead” too often, but I’d always peer in and wish I could walk around. Lucky me, they open it up to the public for a weekend every October.
The cemetery is not nearly as creepy as some I’ve seen…in fact, it’s a literal breath of fresh air in an area dominated by looming tenement buildings still as oppressive as the days before they cost an arm and a leg to live in.
The graves are old…some dating to pre-Revolutionary New Amsterdam, though it wasn’t an official cemetery until 1831. I spoke with a woman from the preservation society, and she said that it is devoted entirely to family vaults, and those families are still entitled to bury their dead there (though the last internment was at some point in the 1940s).
It’s a nice spacious little green, with a few unimposing grave markers and marble benches to sit and ponder the surrounding neighborhood, masked by the shade of weeping willows. I wish it were open year-round, as it’s a nice place to go and collect your thoughts, but I suppose such things aren’t possible if you want to keep the space looking nice. But if you ever find yourself on East 2nd street in the East Village…take a walk by.
New York City has long been synonymous to skyscrapers, throngs of people both locals and tourists, neon lights, entertainment, and all things loud and hip. It is, after all, a metropolis, a melting pot of cultures - the city that never sleeps. However, back in the 1960s, Duane Michals was able to capture these photographs of a New York that many people has rarely seen.
In New York City, winter has been harsh and long, the nights long and cold, and shooting outside is not fun anymore. So when the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition hit the shelves this week and the new Splitzer arrived at the Lomography Gallery Store New York, we decided to do a round of light painting portraits instead of sunny ones.
I bought my Petzval Lens in September, and of course, I couldn’t wait to test it. To see what I could make out of the depth of field and swirling effect, I took the lens out of the packaging and brought it out to cemeteries in my area.
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
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"Don't say you're color blind, that's why we're here again." Over the weekend, the people of New York City united as one in support of diversity and justice for all, regardless of skin color or race. Black lives matter.
Björk fans, listen up! The Museum of Modern Art in New York City will play host to a retrospective of the eclectic, multi-talented musician for three months during the first half of 2015. Check out the details after the jump!
New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!
New York City celebrated the bees that pollinate the world and we got to participate in the family-friendly extravaganza on Beach 97 Boardwalk, Rockaway, Boardwalk. There was art, food, music, crafts, a Bee Marketplace, and lots of sweet sweet honey. Check out the highlights of Honey Week, Honey Fest and all that we learned about the great bees that pollinate our world!