Sunday, January 3, 2010

47th Street Then and Now.

The image on the left was an image published here, Sunset Park Stills, on Dec. 16, 2009. I wanted to shoot the building as it looks today back in December but I couldn't believe it was the same spot. After shooting the site like 3 or 4 times, I finally decided on the above image to show the buildings on either side. Those little shops were so charming, too bad they are gone. Understandably, this street (7th ave) is more residential than business and landlords saw the need for more apartments rather than shops. Besides, Brooklyn's "Chinatown" in only a block away. Times are changing still. What was once Polish and/or Scandinavian is now Asian or Latin American.