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    New York, with its world-renowned museums, theaters and skyscrapers, is often regarded as a larger-than-life metropolis. But for many who live he… Read More
    New York, with its world-renowned museums, theaters and skyscrapers, is often regarded as a larger-than-life metropolis. But for many who live here, what is quintessentially “New York” is the unique character that the city displays in its diverse neighborhoods and local establishments. This ongoing project unofficially began in the summer of 1981. That’s when I became painfully aware of the fragility this idiosyncratic urban landscape with the closing of the venerable Trans-Lux 85th Street Movie Theater. I consider these images a bittersweet homage to places now mostly gone, as well as a continuing visual diary - a work in progress like the city itself. Read Less
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New York, with its world-renowned museums, theaters and skyscrapers, is often regarded as a larger-than-life metropolis.  But for many who live here, what is quintessentially “New York” is the unique character that the city displays in its diverse neighborhoods and local establishments. 
 
This ongoing project unofficially began in the summer of 1981.  That’s when I became painfully aware of the fragility this idiosyncratic urban landscape with the closing of the venerable Trans-Lux 85th Street Movie Theater.  I consider these images a bittersweet homage to places now mostly gone, as well as a continuing visual diary - a work in progress like the city itself.
 
                 Trans-Lux Theatre  1981
                Trans-Lux Interior  1981
                                            Trans-Lux Balcony Wall  1981
                 Trans-Lux Ladies Room Entrance  1981
                 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side  1981
                 Diner Window - 79th Street and First Avenue  1989
                  Bohemian Hall, Queens  1993
                  Dubrow's Cafeteria in the Garment Center  1985
                  Casita on East 96 Street  1987
                                             Barber Shop on East 14th Street  1978
                                             Doll Hospital - Lexington Avenue
                                             Elk Candy - East 86th Street  1992
                                             East 86th Street  1989
                                          Amsterdam Avenue, Upper West Side  2007
                                            Third Avenue - Upper East Side  1999
                                            Trylon Movie Theater, Queens Boulevard  2004
                 Monte Tecla on 8th Avenue, Closing Night  1999
                 Mannequin Supply Store on West 22nd Street  1987
                 Radio City Music Hall - Downstairs Lobby  1987
                 Raphael Soyer and Model, Upper West Side  1984
                 Essex Street Market  1993
                  South Street Seaport  1987
                  Shoe Repair on Broadway  1982
                 Rat and Mouse Show, East 88th Street School Gymnasium  1996
                 Ratner's Waiter, Delancey Street  1995
                 Third Avenue near 14th Street  1990
                  Uncle Sam Umbrella Store, West 57th Street  2002
                 Waiting for the Results, Harvest Moon Ball, Queens  1985
                 Waltz Contestants at Alexis Dance Studio, Upper West Side  1981
                  Wigstock, Tompkins Square Park  1989
                 General Store, Yorkville
                 Tavern on the Green, Auction Preview  2010
                 Le Boeuf a la Mode, Upper East Side  2010
                 Primeburger, West 51st Street  2010
                 Alvin, who made my Tunafish Sandwiches, at Primeburger  2012
                                          New Year's Eave at Elaine's , Upper East Side  2010
                 On the Promenadeat Rockefller Center  2009
                 Librairie de France window  2009
                 Colony Records, Broadway and 49th Street  2012
                                      Bill's Gay Nineties, East 54th Street  2011
                                      Lascoff Pharmacy on Lexington Avenue, Upper East Side  2012
                                          Seaport Magazine  Summer 1995
                                        Seaport Magazine - Fall 1997