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I love the variety of neighborhoods in New York City. Walk a few blocks and you can go from Little Italy to Chinatown. From Koreatown to the Garment District. In the upcoming weeks I will be spotlighting in photographs the mosaic of communities that make up New York. They will not be advertisements or real estate agent walking tours. Rather they will be what the communities look like from the street level. As if you took a stroll and simply looked around. The point is to draw the flavor out from what that neighborhood has to offer from the average point of view in every day life.
The first in this series is Sutton Place. A very small neighborhood on the east side of Manhattan. Sutton Place and Sutton Place South run from 53rd Street to 59th Street. It’s as far east as you can go on the island of Manhattan at that point. The numerous cul de sac parks offer sweeping views of the East River and Roosevelt Island, as well as the Queensboro Bridge.
Sutton Place is considered one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in all of New York City. The wealth is evident from the attentive doormen of the high rise apartments and the clothes of the women walking around on a sunny day.
It is a beautiful yet exclusive part of the city that certainly adds to the character of all New York.

Queensboro Bridge
Queensboro Bridge, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Doorman
Doorman Hails a Cab, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Flock of Pigeons
Flock of Pigeons Takes Flight, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Facade of Building
Facade of Apartment Building, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Facade of Building
Facade of Apartment Building, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
13 S Sutton Place
13 S Sutton Place, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Blue Door
Blue Door Behind Gate, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Sutton Place
Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
3 Sutton Place South
3 Sutton Place South, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Roosevelt Island Tram
Roosevelt Island Tram, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Archway Detail
Archway Detail, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
54th Street
54th Street, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
45 Sutton Place South
45 Sutton Place South, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso
Sutton Place Park
Sutton Place Park, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Globe Sculpture
Globe Sculpture, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
55th Street
55th Street, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013
Reading the Funnies
Reading the Funnies, Sutton Place, NYC, Photo by Mark Giarrusso, 2013

6 COMMENTS

  1. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been to Manhattan, but these photos take me back to specific moments of driving through the city, looking out my car window. You’ve captured its essence in a kaleidoscope of views.

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