The Lower East Side

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 façades, 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. More of my townscape photos can be found here and my travel photos can be found here.

New York City Lower East Side mural on side of apartment building

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