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New York City - Night - Alley - Chinatown

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At night 

the city stars 

shine like supernovas 

in a vast 

urban universe.

And in the hours 

just before midnight 

during muffled increments 

of time 

when the city’s heart 

palpitates in time 

to the distant lullaby 

of the day’s remains 

dreams sleepwalk 

their way

through the 

alleys and streets.

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New York City doesn’t have many alleys.This was taken on a quiet city night in an alley in Chinatown with my Sony A99. 

Some of the best moments occur when night falls and dreams roam the streets.

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View:  “New York City at Night- Alley and Fire Escapes” in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

New York City - Night - Alley - Chinatown

—-

At night

the city stars

shine like supernovas

in a vast

urban universe.

And in the hours

just before midnight

during muffled increments

of time

when the city’s heart

palpitates in time

to the distant lullaby

of the day’s remains

dreams sleepwalk

their way

through the

alleys and streets.

—-

New York City doesn’t have many alleys.This was taken on a quiet city night in an alley in Chinatown with my Sony A99.

Some of the best moments occur when night falls and dreams roam the streets.

—-

View: “New York City at Night- Alley and Fire Escapes” in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, On G+, email me, or ask for help.

New York City alley. Lower East Side.

When I was younger, I thought that New York City was teeming with alleys and narrow streets fueled by an over-active imagination and a predilection for film noir cityscapes. I wanted to believe that New York City harbored the best and brightest of in-between places and worn out spaces. The truth is that while New York City does have alleys, they are a pretty rare sight. Perhaps that is why I am so drawn to the ones that do exist. 



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New York City alley. Lower East Side.

When I was younger, I thought that New York City was teeming with alleys and narrow streets fueled by an over-active imagination and a predilection for film noir cityscapes. I wanted to believe that New York City harbored the best and brightest of in-between places and worn out spaces. The truth is that while New York City does have alleys, they are a pretty rare sight. Perhaps that is why I am so drawn to the ones that do exist.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “New York Alley - Lower East Side” Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Doyers Street. Chinatown, New York City.

Out of the way streets tell a wealth of tales. The bright afternoon sun beats down on old decaying walls and fire escapes creating elongated shadows that seem to stretch indefinitely. If the well-worn awnings could talk, just think of the secrets they would reveal.

This particular photo is of Doyers Street, one of my favorite out of the way streets. It is a winding street that curves around and is tucked away from its hectic surroundings. The street is only about 200 feet long and runs from Pell Street to Chatham Square. It’s home to very old tenements and long-standing businesses like The Nom Wah Tea Parlor which opened in 1927. 

In the early 20th century the curve in the street was known as “the Bloody Angle” because of a plethora of violent acts carried out by Chinatown gangs. The expression ‘hatchet man’ is said to have come from this era and these violent acts which often included hatchets. While the street is not bloody or violent today, it’s worth a visit to soak in the history, vibe and incredible scenery.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page


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View “Wealth of Tales - Doyers Street - Chinatown - New York City” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.

Doyers Street. Chinatown, New York City.

Out of the way streets tell a wealth of tales. The bright afternoon sun beats down on old decaying walls and fire escapes creating elongated shadows that seem to stretch indefinitely. If the well-worn awnings could talk, just think of the secrets they would reveal.

This particular photo is of Doyers Street, one of my favorite out of the way streets. It is a winding street that curves around and is tucked away from its hectic surroundings. The street is only about 200 feet long and runs from Pell Street to Chatham Square. It’s home to very old tenements and long-standing businesses like The Nom Wah Tea Parlor which opened in 1927.

In the early 20th century the curve in the street was known as “the Bloody Angle” because of a plethora of violent acts carried out by Chinatown gangs. The expression ‘hatchet man’ is said to have come from this era and these violent acts which often included hatchets. While the street is not bloody or violent today, it’s worth a visit to soak in the history, vibe and incredible scenery.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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View “Wealth of Tales - Doyers Street - Chinatown - New York City” in my photography portfolio here, email me, or ask for help.