Just before sunrise. Dawn breaks over the East Village.
Snow. This Tompkins Square Park tree has since been cut down.
Slush. Winter wears on.
Tragedy on Second Avenue in the East Village. Spring brings heartbreak .
Since 1892. The East Village endures.
Life. Three hawk-lets born on Ave A.
Summer. Fireworks over the East River.
Celebration. B&H Dairy re-opens after a long, hard fought struggle.
Enduring. Life continues in a rapidly changing neighborhood of The Lower East Side.
Gut-wrenching. Father of Nicholas Figueroa, East Village. Nicholas Figueroa's father tending to his son's memorial site at 121 Second Avenue in the East Village, the site of the gas explosion and fire which killed his son. His mother talked to us about the loss of their 23-year old son and how hard it has been coping with it. His father placed a Statue of Mary and a keepsake box at the memorial and also tends to the memorial for the other victim, Moises Locon. If one photo captured the year for us, this was it.
Pride. New York City named Stonewall Inn a landmark. This is the first time a site has been declared a landmark because of its cultural significance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history.
Twilight. Night falls signaling the beginning of another NYC classic: The Annual Village Halloween Parade.
Autumn. The leaves change late in NYC.
Open. Beauty Bar, in our own neighborhood opens for the night. We featured this photo in our new for 2015 book STORE FRONT II: A History Preserved on the dedication page.
Personal favorite. If we had to pick a favorite from STORE FRONT II, Rogers Tire Shop would definitely be in the running for the top spot. We selected it for the book's back cover too.
Sunset. Better than any fireworks, the daily spectacle of the New York City sunset was especially spectacular in 2015.
East Village. From any vantage point the sunset show stopped us in our tracks. No filters needed.
Heart-break. The world unites.
After midnight. Fog engulfs the Brooklyn Bridge as most of the city sleeps.