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Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Luna Park…

The Boardwalk links the excitement of Coney’s colorful amusements and the sweeping calm of beach and ocean. It is an enduring symbol of New York City and its most famous playground, Coney Island.


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Coney Island offers an ideal summer respite from the hectic and steamy city.  With nearly 3 miles of sandy beaches, Coney Island’s sunny skies and rolling waves make for the perfect getaway.  If being active at the beach is more your idea of fun than just catching some rays, Coney Island also offers exciting recreation opportunities.  With courts for beach volleyball, handball, and basketball as well as playgrounds and amusement rides, the beach and boardwalk can provide hours of entertainment.

For information on the Seaside Summer Concerts visit http://www.brooklynconcerts.com/seaside.html.

Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City, from the eastern portion of Coney Island. The mouth of the bay is about 1.0 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Marine Park, Brooklyn.

Coney Island is well known as the site of amusement parks and a seaside resort. In recent years, the area has seen the opening of MCU Park stadium which has become home to the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team, as well as the New York Cosmos professional soccer club. In addition, Coney Island has opened a new amusement park among several adjacent ones.

Third Ave. Street Fair

Want to discover the Upper East Side in a whole new way?

Don’t miss this year’s 3rd Avenue Street Fair!

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gif with hands by mc

In a gorgeous end of Summer day, Sunday, September 13, 2016,  we headed again to that traditional street Fair, the third avenue, that runs from 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM , between  66th to 86th Streets on 3rd Avenue New York , NY

The Annual 3rd Avenue Community Benefit Festival hosted by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce CBF is one of NYC’s five oldest and largest street fairs.

Over 800 vendors selling all types of products, artists, politicians, free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.

Check out the photographs and have a better idea; maybe next year you will not miss it.

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Carter Burden Gallery Group Show

We were surprised by one more special Manhattan secret when visiting the C.B. Group show; lots of galleries at the same buildings – 548/547 were having their opening nigh at the same time! The building was one whole party of Arts and people walking around, it all served by wine and cheese – most of them anyway.


On September 8th, 2016, from 6 to 8 PM, we attended the exciting group show at the Carter Burden Art Gallery, located at 548 West 28th Street, New York, 10001.

The exhibition will continue until September 29, with the following schedule:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 11 – 5
  • Saturday: 11 – 6


Carol Massa with Abstract Mind
Carol Massa with Abstract Mind
Katinka Mann with “Colors”

As we all know – and for those who don’t – this gallery is part of a broader program from the C.B. Center , which has the mission to promote safety and dignity of seniors, including their artistic talents. It was a beautiful event, lots of

Margo Mead with Silhouette Voices
Margo Mead with Silhouette Voices

The curator of the exhibition is Marlena Vacaro.

The night didn’t finish there at Carter Burden gallery; the entire building have plenty of galleries and they all were have their opening at the same time; a luck night of Art and Happiness.

Walking outside the Empire States and parties in the streets; NYC!

In this small slide show (photos from iPhone) I hope you can get one idea of the good time all the lucky presents at the group exhibition had; enjoy!


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Blizzard 2016 – the Day After

Sunday’s brilliant sunshine and gently rising temperatures provided a respite from the blizzard that paralyzed New York and part of the East Coast.

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Overall snowfall of 26.8 inches in Central Park made it New York’s second biggest winter storm since records began in 1869, and Saturday’s 26.6 inches made for a single-day record in the city. Some of the blizzard’s heaviest snow bands wound up over New York City and Long Island, sending snow totals spiking higher than the 12-18 inches forecasters predicted Thursday.

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Walking With Frida Kahlo at the NY Botanical Garden…in 2015 II

DSC_4482 copyThe New York Botanical Garden is a playground for a photographer like me; everywhere I was looking at there was something interesting for my type of photography, something from which I could’ve translate in some design.

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In a beautiful explosion of colors, textures, contrasts, saturation, like that of the New York Botanical Garden, and Frida Kahlo show, I was left in a photographer paradise…well, at least mine kind of.

Enjoy, give your rate, thank you!

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Walking With Frida Kahlo at the NY Botanical Garden…in 2015 part I

DSC_4105 copyIts summer in New York, and the Botanical Garden is showing  Frida Kahlo’s exhibition.

Inspired by her strong contrasts, the music and dancers, I was intensively picturing the ballet of colors and forms of the beautiful garden. That’s why this work is presented in two parts:because of the amount of photos.DSC_4109 copy

Happy and relaxed people around me, made it easy the walk for almost three hours, under one of these amazing sunny days of NYC.

This work is my homage to the great woman that was Frida Kahlo, one inspiration, a woman pioneer in so many senses, including in her choice of in what side of the border she choose to live, love and create.

Ole Frida!

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Roosevelt Island Day!

Once again is Summer in New York City, and it’s Roosevelt Island Day!  

Promoted by RIOC and many resident’s associations Roosevelt Island Day is a tradition that came to stay in our community.DSC_0681 copy

The activities were most focused in small children;  volunteers workers maintained the place in movement,working all time.

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Enjoy the photos, if you see yourself or your kid here, send me a request (is free)in the comment window below;  just  by follow me to support my work.   



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“Paper Cuts”, show at Gallery Gaia, Brooklyn

Gallery Gaia, which opened its doors in June 2013, held this singular show from May 03 until this Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Nancy Cohen, Fran Kornfeld , Ursula Clark and Junia Flavia d’Affonseca

The five artists participant, Nancy Cohen, Fran Kornfeld , Ursula Clark  and Junia Flavia d’Affonseca (above) and Sylvia Schwartz (not shown), share a common bond; they have all done work in handmade paper at Dieu Donné(*) at some point in their careers.

Their backgrounds and artistic disciplines are highly diverse, but in each case, personal experimentation and development led to a distinct interpretation of this ageless medium, and expanding its possibilities.

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Walking at Central Park During the Winter

Central Park, New York City.

At the heart of Manhattan, its lung and playground, place for loving and for crying, for long and relaxing walks or for run from the bikes…for a photographer, it’s a playground of illusions, where I go again and again , and never felt bored or at the end of my creativity.

Endless possibilities, Central Park is the “plaza” where artists – not only photographers, but writers, painters, singers, music players, performers and so many more – can easily put to work their imagination…

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