Yesterday was a warm, 75 degree November day in the New York area. I took my camera to Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, New York City, one of my favorite places in the world. On any given day one can see and be part of a cross-section of humanity, from ordinary people enjoying a pleasant day to street musicians, artists, chess players and performers showing off their talents. It is open, tolerant and a great place to see slices of life. I love going there because I never know who or what I’m going to find.
The American Autism Association offers services and programs to children with autism and their families to promote positive development, personal empowerment, and independence.Among the services provided are ballet classes and soccer clinics. I recently had the privilege of photographing the children.
My granddaughters actually
Bright Side Manor is a private not for profit senior citizens housing facility in Teaneck, New Jersey. I recently had the opportunity to photograph the residents there and learn a bit about their stories
Harold was a New York City detective for many years. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in New York City on one occasion Harold intervened when a woman tried to stab him with a knife. Harold became part of Dr. King’s security detail whenever he came to New York. The men remained friends. Harold always wears a coat and tie
Norma was a nun. She worked in hospitals assisting nun/nurses for many years until she became ill.
Elliot was a commercial interior designer. He worked at times for Time Magazine and Life Magazine. His colleagues at Life Magazine gave him a gift of an original photo by Alfred Eisenstadt, the iconic photographer. This photograph is called “Mystic Connecticut.”
Augie was a friend of and worked with the singer Tony Bennett. The woman dancing with him takes care of him.
Trish was a camp counsellor among other things. She was jealous of her brother’s motorcycle so she got a teal colored motorcycle and rode it around town.
Below is a slide show of some of the other residents: