Brooklyn, at Night ~ NY

Greenpoint is located minutes away from Williamsburg. By day, it is a bustling neighbourhood with a distinct Polish influence. You’ll see the young and old; generations live alongside families, newly moved in.

Bakeries, cafes, delicatessens, butcher shops, and apparel stores line its main street, which leads to a waterfront with direct views overlooking the Empire State, and the United Nations buildings.

By night, its streets are quiet, for the crowds have migrated into its many restaurants and bars to partake in some late night eating and drinking.

It’s an added bonus to listen to live music played by passionate musicians. Pictured in this series, the Cereal Hero Killers performing at Matchless. Think Nirvana, crossed with Motley Crue, with a bit of Guns n Roses. These tunes brought back memories of when I played music on tape.

PS This was a good time to practice on my 35mm in low light situations. While I wasn’t expecting amazing results on my first go, I think the lens proves how able it is in the dark!

Enjoy!

Once in a Blue Moon….

The Weekend ~ Brooklyn, NY

This weekend New York City was graced with overcast skies, the rumbling of thunderstorms, humid temperatures, a little bit of a downpour, welcome breezes, and the intermittent bright rays of the sun.

Being Memorial weekend and pretty good weather for it, the crowds descended on Williamsburg to enjoy its wide open spaces, good food, and vintage shopping. I’m not sure what happened to the stalls when the rain came down at 4 on Saturday – I was indoors by then – though I’m sure the ‘burgers had a good time under it.

It’s a nice feeling, being outdoors so much during these warmer months… though I could do without the sticky humidity.

Happy day everyone!

Patriotism.

Loaves resting in the New Warsaw Bakery.

Plush pink roses.

Brunch at Lokal on Nassau Avenue.

A red balloon.

A dreamcatcher?

Beautiful butterfly ~ a symbol of long life.

Williamsburg and neighbouring Greenpoint are a hub for industrial activity.

Remember Vans, the sneakers?

A painted reality.

Manhattan through chain link fencing.

The Cuban sandwiches and yuca fries from Cubana Social are excellent as is the coffee to go.

The neighbourhood charmer.

Lazy days.

Ice cream at Smorgasburg – the season-long Saturday food event in Williamsburg.

A hungry little dog leading the way.

Cool new architecture along the way – was this a former garage, with new apartments on top?

Plant art.

Mushroom art.

Innovative wall art at Barcade…

A close up.

Any excuse for a street party.

Any excuse for another coffee, especially at Sweetleaf Espresso Bar.

Bikes of all sizes and heights.

What can I say? It’s a rosy kinda ‘hood.

Birds on a wire.

A nod to Memorial Day.