Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Rosemary
Filed under: 11101, 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens
Today I was absolutely delighted to noticed that a new person has joined my photo pool! Of the above stunning subject Seaniedawg writes:
This is Rosemary. Born in October of 1919, she moved from Greenpoint, Brooklyn to Long Island City, Queens in 1923 and has resided in the same house ever since. What was once a tree-lined street with 3 bakeries in as many blocks, has now faded into obscurity by the weathering factory buildings of an industrial past, and the high-rise condos of a gentrifying future.
Now in her 91st year, her face is etched with the experiences of a New York City long languished, and I luxuriate in the opportunities I have to hear her stories.
Bitter she may be at times, yet still full of vim and vigor, I see Rosemary’s face as a vestige of generations gone, but not wholly forgotten.
Great shot— and story!