ILLUMINATING THE RICH AND VARIED LIFE OF NEW YORK CITY
by Safia Ali, NY City Lens
Brooklyn residents check out the weekly fare at the local farmer’s market.
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by Saif Alnuweiri, NY City Lens
An afternoon in Bed-Stuy’s Restoration Plaza.
by Marissa Armas, NY City Lens
Locals pray and find solace at a small chapel tucked in the neighborhood of North Corona.
by Elena Boffetta, NY City Lens
A sense of peace in a noisy playground.
by Simon Bouvier, NY City Lens
Children fight a losing battle against a feathery scourge in Queens.
by Mayah Collins, NY City Lens
Handball, running, riding, walking, talking, eating, resting: Locals enjoy the park.
by Valerie Edwards, NY City Lens
Families and friends enjoy the final days of summer at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
by Elah Feder, NY City Lens
Actors rehearse an anti-bullying play for middle schoolers.
by Tatyana Ilienko-Chung, NY City Lens
Another day, another drama: a policewoman tries to ease the anguish of an arrestee’s family.
by Myra Iqbal, NY City Lens
The Ridgewood Theatre, which was shut down in 2008, will be converted into an apartment complex.
by Zyma Islam, NY City Lens
Dropping by the “Bukharian Broadway” in Rego Park.
by Gregory Jackson, NY City Lens
Everyone wanted to win, but one boy wanted it more.
by Pola Lem, NY City Lens
Where elderly Koreans gather to eat, drink coffee, and chat.
by Isabelle Muge Niu, NY City Lens
A little boy from Brooklyn has a single purpose during his day at Carroll Park.
by André Tassinari, NY City Lens
A mosque in Woodhaven gets packed for congregational Friday prayers.
by Kevin Townsend, NY City Lens
A crime drama films near Myrtle Avenue.
by Theresa Avila, NY City Lens
At the Bronx Works Farmers’ Market, locals shop for fresh produce and listen to music
by Cassandra Basler, NY City Lens
Two kids from the Bronx find temptation at a water fountain.
by Pauline Bock, NY City Lens
Morris Heights Health Center, which first opened in 1991, is expanding in the Bronx—and celebrating
by Max Burman, NY City Lens
All you need in late August is a couple of bicycles and a place to race them.
by Christine Chung, NY City Lens
Locals enjoy the pool at Marcus Garvey Park on a hot summer day.
by Tom Davis, NY City Lens
Gloria watches the scene from her wheelchair and talks to—everyone!
by Mally Espaillat, NY City Lens
The dog days of summer have arrived for this group of teenagers in mid-August.
by Sade Falebita, NY City Lens
The hustle and flow of the boulevard
by Latena Hazard, NY City Lens
Outside an apartment building, residents watch the passing parade
by Cherno Baba Jallow, NY City Lens
At a Manhattan worksite where a building once stood, the job is to separate the metal from the rest of the debris.
On Lexington Avenue, tourists and locals alike, wind down and embrace summer.
by Hezi Jiang, NY City Lens
by Shannon Luibrand, NY City Lens
Barbers spend a summer afternoon serving up drinks and haircuts.
by Reshmi Kaur Oberoi, NY City Lens
A Washington Heights local and his dog stroll through the dog days of August.
by Daniela Porat, NY City Lens
Tourists take in New York City from above with a visit to the High Line.
by Arianna Skibell, NY City Lens
A young boy causes trouble, but the older boy and a small girl roll with the punches.