Photo of the week: the Lower East Side

Posted by carlotta on Thursday April 6th, 2017 at 3:25pm

Recently I had a very brief and joyful visit to New York City. Although I did not have much time to photograph, I managed to wander the streets for an hour or so with my camera. I was staying in the Lower East Side, an area filled with former tenement buildings that had originally housed many of New York’s immegrant populations. Unbelievably, around 100 years ago this neighbourhood had the highest population density in the world. Now it feels comfortable and friendly and low key. I was intrigued by the ornate building fa├žades, given the humble living quarters they were intended for. As soon as I started looking around, all manner of interesting things appeared, like this young woman peaking out from behind a building. All the photos from my visit can be found here

The Lower East Side of New York with mural of young woman on side of building

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