Most of these photos I took while on assignment, and a couple are from my own personal collection. Click on a photo to enlarge.
Dancers entertain a crowd in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
A dancer concentrates at a festival in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Dancers perform at a Flatbush, Brooklyn street festival.
A young resident in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn calls for peace at an intersection where a man was shot and killed.
Nana Abreu, of Islandia, Long Island, sang in remembrance of her niece’s husband, Luis Arturo Pichardo, who died in the Flight 587 crash.
A man at an Eric Garner protest in Manhattan.
An Eric Garner protest in Manhattan.
Protesters block the West Side Highway during an Eric Garner rally in Manhattan.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, left, speaks with the NYPD’s Executive Officer Anthony Sanseverino about violence plaguing the Ditmas Park community.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, left, First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and Mayor Bill de Blasio attend a funeral for Police Officer Dennis Guerra, who died responding to a Coney Island fire.
Impromptu dancers celebrated the arrival of spring in Manhattan’s Central Park.
Brooklyn residents took to the streets to fight for affordable housing.
Children cool off at the fountains surrounding the Unisphere, built for the 1964-65 World’s Fair, at Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Roberto Combe stands by his work station in one of the last bicycle factories in the United States.
Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel
Summertime in New York City.
Hundreds of thousands of people crowded the streets of Manhattan for the 2015 Pride Parade, which took place just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.
A woman danced to the sounds of an Elvis impersonator at a senior center in Howard Beach, Queens.
Max Stern celebrates his 100th birthday at a Queens senior center.
Henna artists lined Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan for the Chand Raat Bazaar, which marks the end of Ramadan.
Hunger Pang’s shishito peppers, which the restaurant’s owner and chef, Medwin Pang, described as “roulette peppers.” “There’s like a one in 10 chance of getting a hot one,” he said.
Rosa Martinez, of Flatbush, Brooklyn, protests unscrupulous landlords, including her own, who tenants said withheld repairs to such an extent that tenants’ ceilings collapsed.
A student at PS 139 in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn reads the Constitution during a lesson on the Bill of Rights.
Students at PS 139 in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn concentrate on making a poster advocating against guns. The students made posters, which they used during a march against guns in their neighborhood, less than a month after a man was shot and killed during a robbery at a home across from the school.
A secret is shared as two boys watch a magician at a fall festival in Woodhaven, Queens.
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn resident Sarah Garvey, left, and others waited to voice their opinions at a town hall on the string of armed robberies that occurred in the neighborhood.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, left, community activist Shanduke McPhatter, and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams responded to a shooting that killed two people at a church in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Raul Marroquin holds the prayer card for Jose Robles, who he grew up with and considered to be like a brother. Marroquin and others were attending a wake for Robles when gunfire erupted outside the church, killing two people.
Prospect Park in autumn.
Performers at the Church Avenue street fair in Brooklyn.
Children have a bit of terrified fun at the Flatbush Avenue street fair in Brooklyn.
The sun sets over Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Two of the youngest revelers at the Brooklyn Mela, which celebrates Pakistan’s Independence Day in the United States’ largest Pakistani community.
The Coney Island boardwalk in early spring 2015.
A performer entertains a jubilant crowd at the Potho Mela, one of the largest Bangladeshi celebrations in New York City.
Showing off her karate skills at a fall festival in Woodhaven, Queens.
The drool-inducing sweet potato falafel at Batata in Brooklyn.
David Clarke, left, Stephen Winburn and Shaunette Wilson star in Rita Dove’s “Thomas and Beulah” at Queens College. Dove, who won the Pulitzer Prize for the book of poetry, attended the performance.
Grand Tetons, Wyoming
A lobby in Atlantic City.
Fog covers South Queens.
A fruit stand in Chinatown, NYC.