Author Archives: deborahshapiro
In the absence of a public memorial for the 18, 611 New Yorkers* who have died of Covid-19, these flags fly at half staff on Fifth Avenue. Photo taken on Independence Day, July 4, 2020. *Source: www1.nyc.gov, updated July 7, … Continue reading
On the holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, New York City remained largely in lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. Public celebrations were cancelled and the famous Macy’s fireworks display was held in undisclosed locations. Protests against … Continue reading
A two-alarm fire broke out on the top of a building on West 101st Street today because people illegally grilled hamburgers on the roof. Gray smoke billowed through the air and spread for blocks around. FDNY controlled the fire quickly … Continue reading
Spring comes to New York, even when New Yorkers are indoors and afraid. We will be free again some day.
Location unknown, but facing north toward the Chrysler Building and possibly Cooper Union. Artist unknown.
From the archive: the Moondance Diner on Sixth Avenue in Soho with an amazing mural in the background.