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Walking in #CentralPark and #NewYorkCity every weekend. ❤️
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Sometimes happiness can come very simply, purely, merely if one is ready to embrace it with open arms.
- Shampa Sharma
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08.20.19
A lovely summer day along MacDougal Street in the West Village #NewYorkCity
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MacDougal Street has been called “the most colorful and magnetic venue for tourists on an evening outing in the Village.” It has been the subject of many songs, poems and other forms of artistic expression.
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Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.
- Ansel Adams
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08.19.19
Last night’s storm clouds at sunset time, over the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan #NewYorkCity
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Today is #WorldPhotographyDay, a day to pay homage to the history of photography. It aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.
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World Photography Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839 The French Academy of Sciences announced the process and a few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift free to the world.
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Dare to dream, for in the daring there is defiance to live beyond your circumstances.
- Su Williams
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08.18.19
Midtown Manhattan and a slice of Central Park, views looking north from the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center #RockCenter #NewYorkCity
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New York is for far-sighted people, people who can focus to infinity." - Jean-Paul Sartre
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08.17.19
Blue hour reflection on the Central Park Reservoir #NewYorkCity
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Parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city.
- Marty Rubin
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08.16.19
Pier 55, also known as Diller Island, slowly taking shape along the Hudson River #NewYorkCity
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Designed in collaboration between London-based Heatherwick Studio and MNLA, the 2.4-acre park is devised to look like a leaf floating in water. The pier is supported around the perimeter by clusters of champagne-glass-shaped pots sprouting from pilings sunk into the riverbed.
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The 132 pots are a signature feature of the park’s structure and serve as huge planting containers that help form the park’s sloping sections.
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Inspired by the diversity of Acadia National Park, Pier 55 will feature four different landscape typologies on each of its four corners. An amphitheater-like area will offer space for live performance and public art, as well as community events.
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It is expected to open in spring 2021.
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Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you’ll live through the night.
- Dorothy Parker
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08.15.19
Reflections at blue hour, from Brooklyn Bridge Park #NewYorkCity
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In summer, we grow younger and stay young forever.
- Debasish Mridha
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08.14.19
A sunny summer day in Washington Square Park #NewYorkCity
Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love,
Time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke
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08.13.19
Boating w a view, on a lovely summer day, at The Lake in Central Park #NewYorkCity
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The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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08.12.19
Last night’s sunset from Muscota Marsh in Inwood #NewYorkCity
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If you zoom in on the rock in the middle of the water, you can see a seal! Or swipe to see a close-up pic!
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Named Sealy by the locals, the yearling, according to rescue groups, looked well-hydrated and fed. And by the looks of the tag on his hind flippers, it's a rescue that's been released into the wild. The tag suggested he had been at Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium before release, which places tags on the right flipper to indicate a male.
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Muscota Marsh, which opened in 2014, is a one-acre public park on the shore of Spuyten Duyvil Creek, an estuary that connects the Hudson River to the Harlem River. The park is notable for its views and for its ecological conservation features, having both a freshwater marsh and a salt marsh in such a tiny area.
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Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
- Tom Stoppard
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08.11.19
Walking along Lafayette Street during yesterday’s #SummerStreets in #NewYorkCity
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The building on the right is the Public Theater, an arts organization that showcases works of up-and-coming playwrights and performers.
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The building was originally built in 1853 as the Astor Library, a free research library which later merged with the Tilden and Lenox collections to become the New York Public Library. It abandoned the building when it moved to its current location in Bryant Park.
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Fortunately, the building was one of the city’s very first designated landmarks and dodged the wrecking ball. It was converted for theater use in 1967.
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Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that makes the journey complete.
- Chanda Kochhar
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08.10.19
Blue hour view from the Top of the Rock #RockCenter #NewYorkCity
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Swipe to see the panoramic view!
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The tall building under construction on the first photo is One Vanderbilt. Upon completion in 2020, the 67-floor skyscraper will be the fourth tallest building in the city.
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Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.
- Diane Ackerman
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08.09.19
A game of beach volleyball on a hot summer day, at Hunters Point South Park #NewYorkCity
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