I got some really cool shots of the inside of the Historic Eldridge Street Synagogue during the Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival. The festival was sponsored by the Eldridge Street Museum and celebrated both Jewish and Chinese American culture in New York City. After the Festival I took the rest of the afternoon to walk around Chinatown and take pictures. Got some nice shots of outdoor markets, storefronts and the Manhattan Bridge. Unfortunately the batteries in my camera died right when I discovered a huge scateboarding competition in a small park underneath the Manhattan Bridge. It was mostly kids of color (Black, Latino and Asian) and the park was full inside and outside of the fence. Loudspeakers were blaring Hip Hop music and nearly everyone had a board in their hands. Would have made some great photos, but oh well.
from the subways to the rooftop gardens, from brooklyn to the bronx, from queens to staten island and manhattan, from washington heights to crown heights, from the beaches to the parks, from the faux dive-bars to the real dive bars, the brooklyn museum parties, vegan pizza by the slice, falafel from a cart, bodegas and the cats that live in them, street vendors and the vendy awards, the vegan dosa cart at washington square park, the turtle pond and the shakespeare gardens in central park, fair-trade cafes, the mud truck, the brooklyn brewery, vegan dim sum in chinatown, the transit museum, celebrate booklyn in prospect park, the koi pond at the brooklyn botanical gardens, the coney island museum and the freak bar, the free water taxi to red hook, joyriding the staten island ferry, going to the top of the rock even though i'm scared of heights... i fucking love new york city.