See What Eye See…2011 in review

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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Murals Part V

Here are some shots of Murals from around New York City.

This time I found a few on local schools. Pretty cool stuff.

Myrtle & Waverly Ave

Hugo Newman College Preparatory School P.S 180

Hugo Newman College Preparatory School P.S. 180

P.S 180

Under The Williamsburg Bridge

Under The Williamsburg Bridge

Under The Williamsburg Bridge

Under The Williamsburg Bridge

Under The Williamsburg Bridge

Under The Williamsburg Bridge

Under The Williamsburg Bridge

Near Kent Ave

Near Kent Ave

An Evening with Alvin Ailey

Christmas Day my mother and I went to see Alvin Ailey.

We had a wonderful time. If you have never been make it a point to go.

Ever since I was a little girl my mother has been taking us to see Alvin Ailey.

Never a disappointment.

Alvin Ailey

Judith Jamison

Robert Battle

This is Minus 16...they select people from the audience to come up and dance.

Minus 16 (1999)

Streams (1970)

Journey (1958)

Revelations (1960) "Wade in the Water"

Revelations "Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham"

Revelations "Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham"

Homeless In New York City

This blog has taken me over a month to complete. Actually it will not be complete until homelessness is eradicated.

By far this was a very difficult task to take on. To see these people lying on the ground where people put garbage, where dogs do their business was more than a notion for me.

I hope by taking a look at these pictures we see that homelessness can happen to ANYONE!!!!

Some folks in the pictures where willing to share their stories with me, which I will share with you

I remember my dear grandma saying” the only time you look down on someone is when you are bending down to help them up”.

Enough said on my part…See What Eye See.

Pregnant and homeless

Elderly and homeless

This woman does not get  Social Security to survive on, because she worked off the books most of her life. She lives in a shelter for the elderly. She panhandles so she can eat and have pocket change.

Many sleep in the subway stations to stay warm and safe...if there is such a thing

Panhandling on the subways is an everyday thing

Al is a veteran who is homeless and jobless

Mary has been living and sleeping outside on 23rd & 6th Ave for YEARS!!!!

She is there almost everyday…rain or shine. Hot or cold.

I gather she is around 55-60 years old.  She said she has mental issues after she had a nervous breakdown many years ago.

Mary

Mary

Mary sleeping on the cold ground. It was 35 degrees outside this evening

Unknown man sleeping on subway bench

Pulling everything I own....

Sleeping in the park

Unknown homeless senior spending his day in the park

Church Lady

Woman was sleeping outside of this church on the cold ground.

If you see me in the street walk on by...

Unknown homeless man outside of Woodhull Hospital

Subway sleeping

32nd & 6th ave

A lot of homeless people can be found in and around Penn Station year round. 

Penn Station Homeless

Jake...lost his job and is now homeless

Penn Station Homeless

Homeless in Penn Station

Homeless in Penn Station

Homeless in Penn Station

Homeless in Penn Station

Homeless in Penn Station

Homeless in Penn Station

Ed... homeless @ Penn Station

Ed was is a veteran…who has been unable to find work after serving his country.

Homeless in Penn Station

Earl...homeless @ Penn Station

AJ...homeless @ Penn Station

Homeless Man sleeping in rat infested park

Sleeping in the park can be safer than the shelters Tom says

K..sleeps on cardboard to keep warm during the harsh winters in NYC

RB...has been sleeping on the streets by Penn Station for years.

Pete is a Iraq vet who has not been able to find work or an affordable place to live.

Homeless man

Sleeping on subway station benches to stay warm

RH...lives underground. He is also is a veteran. And is not homeless.

From Wisconsin...unable to find a job. Now living on the streets of NYC

Homeless in Brooklyn. Wraps legs in plastic bags to stay warm.

Part IV Murals

More Murals from around The Big Apple

Myrtle & Broadway in Brooklyn " Artis Life

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Myrtle & Broadway

Murals Part III

Most of these murals are from Brooklyn, New York around Broadway and Myrtle.

Mural Truck

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway

RIP

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

RIP Johnny....Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn

Off Broadway in Brooklyn