I’ve gotta admit, having shot the Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s annual Polar Bear Plunge for the last six or seven years, this was the coldest one I’ve ever photographed. On New Year’s Day, over a thousand participants braved the record-cold temperatures and harsh ice conditions, gathering on the boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue before moving to the beach, where they promptly ran into the frigid water. I stayed in the water from beginning to end — not the brightest idea I’ve ever had. By the time I got back to the car, my pants and jacket were frozen solid, and we had to cut my boots off my feet with a knife.
Photos from New York City’s Pride Parade on June 25, 2017
Holi, the Hindu spring festival of colors, was celebrated for the sixth year in the Bronx last weekend with music, debauchery, and powdered paint.
Derived from Holi, or Phagwa, which is traditionally commemorated by throwing colorful paint and powder at participants, this event brought together New Yorkers from across the spectrum, vendors, and DJs for a day of chromatic celebration.
Millions of people across the world gathered the day after President Trump’s Inauguration to stand up for equality — and some experts are saying it was the largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history.
Washington, D.C. hosted the main event of the Women’s March, and the crowd — roughly 500,000 people — was so large that the initial route for the march was cancelled. Demonstrators peacefully flooded the streets, their cheers rolling down the Mall and bouncing off the city’s vacant office buildings.
We’ve all seen the photos: fewer people showed up to see Donald J. Trump’s Presidential Inauguration than expected.
A few blocks from the sparse crowds along the parade route, demonstrators locked arms and shut down security checkpoints. Protesters threw bricks at police vehicles and set fire to a limousine while police shot flash bangs and pepper spray.
Yesterday thousands of writers, artists, and human beings concerned about our president-elect’s disdain for freedom of expression gathered outside the NYPL’s main branch at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street for Writers Resist: #LouderTogether.
Perhaps the largest annual assemblage of cowboy hats in New York City, the PBR Rodeo rolled into MSG on Saturday night. C.S. Muncy was there for the Voice.
Every New Year’s Day hundreds of hardy souls gather at Coney Island to take a dip in the ocean. This year’s event saw temperatures in the low ’50s (is that auspicious or portentous?), but it was still bracing way to begin what will surely be a challenging year.
Thousands of New Yorkers, distraught by the prospect of having Donald J. Trump as their president and commander in chief, gathered in Union Square and marched through the streets to Trump Tower last night.
The protesters took to the streets at around 6:30 p.m., forcing traffic to a standstill as they snaked uptown, arriving at Trump’s building at 5th Avenue and 57th Street, which was ringed by barricades, sand trucks, and scores of NYPD officers.