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York Avenue at 78th Street

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on January 7, 2016 at 8:40 pm
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Firemen protect evidence on York Avenue

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Car that hit pedestrian

 

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Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

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Fifth After Midnight-BERGDORF GOODMAN

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 22, 2014 at 7:41 am

112314_Strolling Fifth Avenue After Midnight_0449When I think of the store windows of Bergdorf Goodman the words   “elaborate” and “elegant” come to mind.  Whatever season of the year, these windows are created in an artistic and thoughtful manner.  One could guess that from story board to execution, the time it takes the idea to become the reality is weeks, even months.

David Hoey, Bergdorf Goodman’s Senior Director of Visual Presentation, officially begins working on the store’s holiday windows with his team in January.”**

The Christmas Holiday windows are the final act of every year.  I draw similarity to 4th of July fireworks, when in the finale moments of explosions and light our emotions overwhelm.  Before these beautiful designs are revealed, white drapes are hung on the exterior of each window while the installations are completed.

On the morning of November 16 around 1:00am, I was able to peak behind the curtain and see the wizard, (or the talented men and women bringing these idea’s to life).

On Monday November 17 at 6:00pm the windows were revealed to the world.  This celebration included the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake which hangs in the center of 5th Avenue & 57th Street and the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

 

The next time I was able to get back to the windows was on November 23.  At 2:00am there were very few people on the street.  It was as if these windows were here just for me, to take in all of their glamour and grandeur.  I didn’t have to share them with anyone.

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

 

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(**Courtesy of http://blogger.lookonline.com)

Fifth After Midnight: FENDI

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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This project started in 2013 as a way to gain understanding and history of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.  Last year I photographed the construction workers that decorate the tree.  This year I add a new layer to this story by photographing activity after midnight.  (Because when in New York City, a large-scale transformation can only happen then!)

My first morning out was November 7, 2014.  Let’s say being in the right place at the right time happened on this morning…but I jump ahead of myself.

Having committed to this story, it was important to walk Fifth Avenue multiple nights over multiple weeks.  Some windows took one night from start to finish.  Some took six weeks.

On November 10, at 1:36am I discovered the elves of FENDI transforming this window.

On November 14 at 2:53am their window was finished.

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This FLAGSHIP location is at 677 5TH AVENUE.  Handbags for EVERYONE!

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

A Day at the Beach

In NYC History, nyc photographer, NYC Today on June 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I visited the Rockaways first in 2007 and again last summer.  Here is a Movie Short sharing these moments, including bull dozers on the beach during the recovery efforts post Hurricane Sandy.

 

 

Have a Happy 4th of July!

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

 

A Big Thank You!

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on July 11, 2012 at 2:09 am

I just want to thank WordPress for Freshly Pressing my “July 4th, NYC Style” story.

And an even bigger thanks to all of you that have taken time from your busy day to read, comment and follow this blog.  I am overwhelmed!

I promise to do my best; to continue to bring you interesting and entertaining information in each entry.

Thank you again to everyone in the WordPress Community!

Until next time!

teresa, 51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

Celebrating 5 Years

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on June 27, 2011 at 9:58 am

Thank you to all clients and friends of 51art for an amazing five years!

On New Years Eve sitting along the East River,  a wonderful idea came to me.  This moment would define my new goals for 2011; two projects centering around the activities of the Upper East Side. Both based in photography; both based in community.

-The first is 51art flavor, an online-magazine which brings together food, wine, art, photography-the “flavors” of the neighborhood.  There is so much creative energy in this part of town.  My goal is to bring it together here.  Bernadette who is interning this summer, will be writing fabulous articles about her discoveries.  Check back monthly for updates!

-The second is a project which documents life on and along the East River.  Most recently I’ve had the privilege of working with the men and women who are rebuilding the East 78th Street footbridge.  Rain, snow, heat, these folks are out there everyday making it happen.

I continue to photograph the work of some of the most talented interior designers here in New York City.  Their designs inspire and transform.  Truly amazing.

I have also expanded my photography to portraits and headshots.   Clients include actors, musicians, singers, dancers, business owners and more.

And when there is down time, I work on my fine art b&w’s where this journey began.

Each day for me is full of joy, of passion, of creativity.  I can’t imagine life any other way.

And could not do it without you.

Thank you so much!

Hold true to your passions and great things will come.

-teresa

adventure is life, live it!®

Balloons, Music, CELEBRATE!

In NYC History, nyc photographer, NYC Today on September 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm

On Thanksgiving Day in New York City, a one of a kind celebration marches down Central Park West to Herald Square.  This Thanksgiving will mark my third year as a balloon handler…a new tradition has begun for my family.  But how long has this event been going on?  What was it like in the beginning?  Read on….

Balloons, Music, CELEBRATE!*

In 1924 the first holiday parade was organized by Macy’s Employees.  Animals were featured from the Central Park Zoo.  The crowds loved it and a tradition was born!

In 1927 the first helium-filled balloons were included in the parade.  They were released as part of the grand finale, but unexpectedly burst over the city.

The following year the balloons were redesigned.  A return address was included on each balloon in case it floated away and a reward was given to those that returned it to the store.

Rain or shine, the Thanksgiving Day Parade marches from 77th Street and Central Park West to Herald Square.

*information found at www.macys.com

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

51st and Broadway

In NYC History, nyc photographer, NYC Today on September 21, 2010 at 10:45 pm

As a NYC photographer finding unique moments, unique opportunities to document black and white landscapes of the city is an ongoing challenge.  Over the next 25 entries, I will share with you images partnered with interesting pieces of new york city history.  Let the stories unfold…..

Dreams can come true!

Al Jolson lived “The American Dream.”  Born in Lithuania, Jolson rose through the ranks of vaudeville as a comedian and a blackface “Mammy” singer.  By 1920, he had become the biggest star on Broadway.

Jolson was born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Lithuania, sometime between 1883 and 1886 and was the first openly Jewish man to become an entertainment star in America.

Al Jolson was to jazz, blues, and ragtime what Elvis Presley was to rock ‘n’ roll.  He paved the way for African-American performers like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Ethel Waters.

*information found at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/stars/jolson_a

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

A Rainy Sunday Afternoon

In NYC Today on June 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm

The expression:  when you least expect it….something wonderful happens.  For me, it was about a month ago.  A new health and fitness magazine is launching in NYC and I have been asked to be Editor in Chief.  Very, VERY, exciting!

After doing some brainstorming, I discovered a great organization on the Hudson River that offers free kayaking to the public.  This was the right topic to focus on for the first magazine.  This fully volunteer group is known as The New York City Downtown Boathouse.

To get things started, I wanted to visit the boat house on Pier 96 and learn more about what they do and get ideas for some of the features.  Maybe line up a few people for interviews and photograph the activity on and off the water. Yesterday afternoon was open to begin the research, so I headed over to the west side of town.

The sky was partially cloudy and there was a chance of rain in the forecast.  I wanted to believe the showers would pass quickly and there would be a beautiful sunset in the background as the last Kayaks came in for the day.  The perfect photograph.

Instead, the brief shower turned in to a major downpour.  Only one boater was on the dock pulling in his craft-everything else was abandoned.

Since I had my camera in hand and was already wet, it seemed silly not to take advantage of the situation.  Balancing an umbrella with my chin, I held the camera with 2 hands and began shooting.  It really was a beautiful afternoon!

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So, next time I’ll have to pay better attention to the forecast and plan accordingly.  Maybe even use the rain poncho I had in my pack…

And over the next few weeks a visit to the boat house, on a clear day will be in order.  The story must be told!

Until next time.

Teresa, 51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

With Patience & Perseverance, Dreams Do Come True!

In NYC History, NYC Today on April 25, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Marisha, the absolute Professional you want to help design your wedding invitations!

I have the pleasure to announce a very exciting  partnership.  On April 1, 2010 I met with Jessica Paulen of Judy Paulen Designs.  She is the buyer as well as owner of the stationery shop at the 59th street bloomingdale’s.  I shared with her “aTouchofYellowinNYC”.  She loved the note-cards!  So much so that they are now part of the assortment in her shop.

This is a dream come true!

Here are images of the cards and the shop.  When you are in town, please visit the 6th floor and tell them you are a friend of 51art.


Until next time!

teresa, 51art

adventure is life, live it! ®