Brooklyn, at Night ~ NY

Greenpoint is located minutes away from Williamsburg. By day, it is a bustling neighbourhood with a distinct Polish influence. You’ll see the young and old; generations live alongside families, newly moved in.

Bakeries, cafes, delicatessens, butcher shops, and apparel stores line its main street, which leads to a waterfront with direct views overlooking the Empire State, and the United Nations buildings.

By night, its streets are quiet, for the crowds have migrated into its many restaurants and bars to partake in some late night eating and drinking.

It’s an added bonus to listen to live music played by passionate musicians. Pictured in this series, the Cereal Hero Killers performing at Matchless. Think Nirvana, crossed with Motley Crue, with a bit of Guns n Roses. These tunes brought back memories of when I played music on tape.

PS This was a good time to practice on my 35mm in low light situations. While I wasn’t expecting amazing results on my first go, I think the lens proves how able it is in the dark!


Once in a Blue Moon….


39 thoughts on “Brooklyn, at Night ~ NY

  1. Hi, I subscribe to and enjoy your posts. I am going to be in Brooklyn in Oct. for a Barbara Streisand concert. Can you recommend a good Italian restaurant near the Barclay Center? Carol Martin

    • Dear Carol, thanks so much for your comment πŸ™‚ It’s lovely to read. I can recommend a restaurant and it does come from two great sources – my hubby and Mario Batali. The restaurant is called Al di La, in Park Slope. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take reservations so if an early dinner is ok, you’ll be in luck. Take a read of opening times online, as well as some reviews. I hope this helps!

    • Glad you liked these Syders! These pics would be black if i were using my kit lens, so am happy the 35mm has shown its true colours. Lots more practice required – good excuse to go out πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    • Thanks Karen! the light was lovely inside and I was so excited to actually see good results with my night photography. tripod? What’s that? (jokes) No, I didn’t use a tripod. I am still getting to it….

  2. It’s really a delight to see how your photography develops. This is a great series of shots. You go tight and you bring your own vision into life in these photographs. And you use lights and colours very consciously. So much ambience and feelings in them. Great work!

    • Thanks so much Otto! Your comment made my day when I read it! I appreciate it and am learning with the 35mm. I haven’t switched it with the other lens as I am trying to compose without a zoom. Thanks again!

  3. I really really miss NYC. After living there for a couple of years, I still get nostalgic. Thanks for this post! Really enjoyed it.

    • hi mario! NYC is a place that one could easily miss – I understand how you feel. Glad to share these images with you. And NYC will always be here, for when you return πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!

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