Summer on Willoughby in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Across the street from my building there is a family who set up a card table and an inflatable pool, the kids cool off while the adults play cards. They also unscrew the fire hydrant for more relief from the heat. It’s like what I truly pictured Brooklyn to be.
Place you live: Bushwick, Brooklyn
Place your photo was taken: Across the street from my apt in Bushwick.
Can you sum up Bushwick? I just moved to this neighborhood this summer and what I love is the rich Latino culture that makes up this community. While being industrial and mostly warehouses, the art scene is also blowing up in this neighborhood and there’s a vibe of creativity happening here.
Occupation: Photographer and curator
Preoccupation: Films, music, art and pop culture
A perfect day in Brooklyn? A bagel from Little Skips and a picnic at Prospect Park.
If someone was visiting, what must they do? It’s NYC so you can’t pack everything in but the must sees are Staten Island Ferry (it’s free) for Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock for a spectacular views (including the Empire State Building), Times Square at night (always a trip), ride the subways, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, gallery hopping on Lower East Side before cupcakes at Sunshine Bakery.
A perfect meal in Brooklyn? Pizza from Roberta’s or a delicious cheeseburger from Ghia both in Bushwick.
What is the best thing about your spot? The culture and there’s never a lack of things to do.
What is the worst? Reliant on public transportation, crowded museums.
A little known fact about where you live? In mid 19th century- early 20th century Bushwick was known for the breweries
Where is your favorite place in the world? Very tough, can I pick 2? Florence, Italy and NYC.
Who are your three favorite photographers? Margaret Bourke-White, Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman