Photography: Washington Square Park, East Village, and Lower East Side 4/5/21

Photography: Washington Square Park, East Village, and Lower East Side 4/5/21

Because of the generally nice, early Spring weather, I’ve been taking out my new Canon 6D Mark II out to literally photograph everything. Last Monday, I was in Washington Square Park and walked through the East Village and Lower East Side. Admittedly, walking through my old stomping grounds proved to be a surreal experience: Half the places I used to drink in or stop in are long gone. In some parts of the neighborhood, new development has made the once familiar, completely unrecognizable. But such is progress, I guess. And you can’t stop time’s unending rush.

But some vestiges of the New York I grew up still exist and still pop up from time-to-time. Musicians and artists still flock to Washington Square Park. Occasionally, you may still see a crusty, gutter punk on St. Mark’s Place. It briefly feels as though you’ve entered some weird time warp.

Check out some photos below.

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Caption: Fauci! Wash your damn hands.
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Caption: Choreographer, dancer and multimedia artist Kanami Kusajima in Washington Square Park.
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Caption: The history Theater 80 on St. Mark’s Place.
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Captions: Reflections.
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Caption: The Cube. When they’ve removed the cube for renovations, the neighborhood feels unfamiliar.
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Caption: RIP St. Mark’s indeed. It ain’t the same. And we’ll never get it back.
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Caption: This man caught my attention because he was feeding pigeons straight out of his hands.
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Caption: Local musicians in Washington Square Park. It was the first live music i’ve seen in about a year. I miss that so much.
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Caption: Spring has sprung in Washington Square Park.

For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVhqgSP