During the pandemic, I was basically stuck within walking distance of my apartment in Queens for months. Once I got vaccinated and felt comfortable riding the subway again, I started going back into the city. 
I'd never gone that long without going to Manhattan -- I'd been commuting five days a week for over 15 years -- so it was definitely surreal to emerge from the 7 train into Grand Central and see that everything was, in fact, still there. 
The city looked the same yet felt strangely new. I found myself drawn to the amazing old buildings and stubborn little architectural holdouts that dot the city and started working on this series. 
New York was badly hit during the early days of COVID, so there was something so comforting in seeing these buildings that had survived previous periods of disruption. These buildings were powerful visual reminders of the resilience and grit of previous generations of New Yorkers. 
Gramercy Ale House

the hangover



Carriage House, Murray Hill

little red riding hood



Broadway, New York

broadway belles



Bowery

still here



Bowery restaurant supply

taking a seat



34th Street, NYC

holy crepe



Times Square peep show

one more peep



New York bagels

bagels & locks



Fifth Avenue, New York

luck of the irish



Fifth Avenue, New York

taking the fifth



Avalon Chemists, second avenue, New York

zero chemistry



Cohen Optical, Bloomingdale's

from head to toe



Murray Hill liquor store, NYC

holding your liquor



42nd St, Grand Central

sandwiched



Bowery New York, new construction

on the bowery



Bowery Restaurant Supply, New York

give it a rest



Canal Plastics Center, Canal Street, NYC

plastics



34th Street, Art Deco storefront, NYC

experience ny now



Chris French Cleaners, Astor Place

taken to the cleaners



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