Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Candy Store

Candy Store, originally uploaded by margotwood.

One of the things I love most about New York is that every street has its own flavor and character. This week, I took a stroll (for the first time, sadly) down Avenue B in the East Village. I love on Avenue A so I always take that street, but I decided to give B a try. While Ave A has seen a lot of gentrification over the recent years, Ave B has somehow still managed to remain mostly untouched.

There are many relics like Raúl Candy Store left on the street, relics of an era when the East Village was known as Alphabet City and drug addicts, homeless people and crime were rampant throughout the hood.

While the East Village has become much more cosmopolitan since those harsher times, I am still thankful that places like this exist for me to photograph.

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