Community

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was walking in downtown Brooklyn, and a young black man was propelling his skateboard forward, at full speed, on the street. He was going at least three times faster than the cars around him. I had never seen anything like it, and the sound was roaring. He zoomed past me andContinue reading “Community”

A July Photo Diary

By: Gabriela Yareliz Warm New York summer rain threatens my unspoken plan. The rain is soft and glittery. It should be bottled up and sold as perfume. It paints the sky grey and paints us wet. In my search of the skyline for a perfect rooftop, I spot the flamingo tree. It’s sassy in itsContinue reading “A July Photo Diary”

New York: Brooklyn beaches

By: Gabriela Yareliz Yes, a new addition to my New York series. As summer has come to a close, I went with my Russian dolls to the Manhattan beach (ironically in Brooklyn), we ate at Nargis, an Uzbek place in Brooklyn with an amazing Avocado salad, and then we hit up the fruit market, BrightonContinue reading “New York: Brooklyn beaches”