Every Year Paul Mak the president of the Brooklyn Chinese Association gives me the best seat to photograph the New Year celebrations. These are some of the best shots of the day. There were several teams of Lion dancers on hand as well as the usual cartel of politicians, including our own Chuck Schumer whom one has to wonder how he keeps getting re elected. ENJOY!!
Monday, February 23, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
I always wanted to photograph this mural but it was always blocked with vendors and vans parked in front of it. Yesterday I happened by and I guess because of the cold there was nothing to block the view. It has been there a few years and it is a bit weathered. It's located on the corner of 51st street and 5th Avenue.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Today is Chinese Lunar New Year, a good time as any to start blogging again after a hiatus. This Sunday the Brooklyn Chinese American Association will hold it's annual festival on 8th Avenue. Like every year there will be plenty of local dignitaries and yes politicians attending. Probably including our Mayor who is now forever famous for killing the Groundhog and cursing us with probably six more years of winter. Let us hope that if he shows up he doesn't accidentally kill anyone. The usual festivities are usually punctuated by fireworks a dozen or so Lion dancers, a cultural show and a march down 8th avenue from 50th street to 60th street. It's a very photogenic event so show up early before the crowds as 8th Avenue gets completely packed and bring your camera with you to record the event...