I was off to my next destination since access to Tenement Museum wasn’t available, and a walk through the Lower East Side was the quickest way. It was also an excellent chance to document a changing neighborhood.
Block after block of former tenements is still there, though the stores and restaurants are sporting trendier establishments. It still appears to be a rough neighborhood, or at least not an upscale place, but having Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods indicate a specific clientele.
I felt safe enough to break out the Fujifilm GFX 50S, snapping distinctly non-tourist photos of this historically immigrant area. And even though these buildings were considered low-cost housing more than a century ago, I can’t help but notice how beautiful they are, with fine brickwork combined with cornice flourishes. It’s a far cry from our current section 8 housing.
I applied Fujifilm’s Classic Negative picture style in post-processing via Capture One. It adds a muted, old-timey feel that fits the scene.
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2 thoughts on “A Walk Through the Lower East Side”
Great photos of my hometown
Thanks for your visit and comment, whistlestop802.