I STARTED photographing people on the street during World War II. I used a little box Brownie. Nothing too expensive. The problem is I’m not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I’m too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I’m not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That’s all there is to it.
This morning we, along with 100 amazing and wonderful volunteers, built a kindness "wall" in front of Trump Tower in NYC for our last step of 12 Kinds of Kindness. http://12kindsofkindness.com/the-steps/dive-deep/story/
Excluding people breeds discrimination, hate and sometimes terrorism. History tells us that building walls, both physically and metaphorically, will only cause more problems. We simply cannot shut out people based on religion, ethnicity, race, gender or sex. Instead of building walls, let’s build more kindness and love. Let’s build more understanding and more acceptance in our country. Kindness is an innate quality that we all have as human beings. We need a leader who will be an example of this. Let’s stand up to this intolerance. Let’s not let walls tear us down.
A peaceful protest that turned out to be an inspiring experience. We will be doing more of these soon, even bigger and better. #12kindsofkindness #buildkindnessnotwalls - if you want to participate in future events email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Ramon Trotman, Jason Bergman and Daniel Forero
In NYC, you likely spend 99.367%* of the time with other people (*REAL STATISTIC). Living with them, working with them, commuting with them. They. Are. Everywhere. To the point that once in a while it’s nice to stop and take a moment for a little You time.
Meagan Drillinger, @Drillinjourneys
This moment was so iconic that @ 7:03pm on Aug. 14th 1945. "The Kissing Nurse" was captured & even after generations of it happening it still is talked about. Now a statue in New York City @ Times Square it is called "Unconditional Surrender".
Santa Suit 5K
If SantaCon sounds like a cool idea but you wish it involved more jogging, this is the holiday event for you. Throw on your best St. Nick suit (or some red-and-white running apparel) and hit the streets for 3.1 miles of running, walking, or at the very least shuffling alongside fellow Kringleophiles, with dancing and eating afterwards.
The best things to do on Christmas in NYC
'Tis the season to be jolly, and New York is full of Christmas events to help you do just that. From holiday stalwarts like the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to blowout December concerts like R&B empress Mariah Carey and Cyndi Lauper, enjoy the best things to do on Christmas in NYC.
Eat a dirty water dog - Wanna give it a try before you die?
You probably don’t need any convincing here since, well, these are delicious. And while we’re talking about it, you also need to get a pretzel, chestnuts, and some halal lamb and rice with a ton of white and hot sauce.
The Flatiron Building is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. The building sits on a triangular island-block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle’s northern (uptown) peak. As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name „Flatiron” derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.
The building anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies’ Mile Historic District. The neighborhood around it is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City.The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979,and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
New York City’s Hidden Subway Station
Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. Stunning decoration with tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights run across the entire curve of the station, almost a miniature imitation of Grand Central Station… But it sounds like something straight out of Harry Potter, right?