Weekly Pics – Growing Up in New York

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Pictures of the Week

Last week, the New York Times published a piece trying to answer “What makes a New York city kid”

We are looking for our answers with the young people growing up in New York too.

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Tank Lin puts on his glasses before reading his favorite book in Chinatown, New York on Oct 16, 2016. Photo by ZengZheng Wang

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Tank Lin folds a paper airplane in his bedroom in Chinatown, New York on Oct 16, 2016.

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Max, 5, runs leads the group back home from school in Brooklyn, NY on October 21st, 2016.

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Max, 5, idles at the corner waiting for his twin brother and mother to catch up in Brooklyn, NYC on October 21st, 2016.

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Cora climbs up the stairs in New York on Oct 21, 2016. She doesn’t like elevator. photo by Yifan Huang

Cora, New York. Photo by Yifan Huang

Cora, New York. Photo by Yifan Huang

Deek & his best friend Andrew play video games. Photo by Ta-Lei Chou.

Deekra and his best friend Andrew play video games. Photo by Ta-Lei Chou.

Deekra plays drums. Photo by Ta-Lei Chou.

Deekra plays drums. Photo by Ta-Lei Chou.

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Obi, 19 years old, after failing on a trick, He comes to skate to this park very often, though he is from brooklyn, he says this park is better and his friends mostly go there too. Pier 62 Skatepark October 23. Photo by Mariana Vincenti

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Duncan, 18 years old, performing a trick he practiced for all afternoon. Pier 62 Skatepark October 23. Photo by Mariana Vincenti

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Photo by Yi Xie

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Sonia Choi and her friends check the map on the way to a house party in Brooklyn, New York on Oct 22, 2016. Photo by Mengwen Cao

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Sonia Choi dances in a clothes swapping house party in Brooklyn, New York on Oct 22, 2016. Photo by Mengwen Cao

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Ulises Ortega visits Mood, a fabric store on East 37th St. He is a fashion student at Wood Tobe-Coburn school, currently in his first semester of an accelerated Fashion Merchandising course. When he is not at school, he works an average of 30 hours per week at Forever 21 to pay for his tuition. Photo by Vanessa Ritchie.

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Photo by Vanessa Ritchie. Ulises Ortega, 18, in his family’s apartment in Ridgewood. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers in a one-bedroom apartment, where he sleeps on the floor of the living room.

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Mikaila Ferrer with her brother Hendrix Ferrer inside the apartment of her family in Lower East Side – New York, Sunday, October 16, 2016. Mikaila is strictly connected with her brother Malcom and during the day she spend a lot of time with him both for fun and to take care of him. Photo by Paolo Quadrini

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Mikaila Ferrer in the Basketball Gym “Steady Buckets” in Union Square – New York, Saturday, October 15, 2016. Mikaila is taking a course of  Basketball in the Gym Steady Buckets, every Saturday she trains. Photo by Paolo Quadrini

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Catherine Mendez, 14 year old teenager preparing for her homework 19th October 2016 at her resident Upper East Side, Manhattan NY. She was raised by her Mother and three sisters, after her father left her family when she was born. She thinks of this city as a shiny soul. From the series growing up in New York photo by Mandar Parab

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Catherine Mendez, 14 year old teenager can be seen in a playful mood on sunday evening of 16th October 2016 at her resident Upper East Side, Manhattan NY. She was raised by her Mother and three sisters, after her father left her family when she was born. From the series growing up in New York photo by Mandar Parab

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Musa Jackson returns to the DeWitt Clinton Houses where he grew up in East Harlem, on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Musa (born Stacey), also knows as the “Harlem Ambassador”, earned a scholarship at the age of 4 that allowed him to pursue his education in elite private schools such as the Allen-Stevenson School, Manhattan Country School, and Parsons School of Design. A former supermodel and screenwriter, Musa continues to be actively involved in the Harlem community as a producer. Photo by Louise Pedno.

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It starts to get dark when Chavela and her sister come out and play. Brooklyn, New York on October 17, 2016. Photo by Sebastian Zuleta. Photo by Sebastian Zuleta Rios

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Back from school, Isabel, or “Chavela”, spends some time before homeworks with her baby nice. Monday, October 17, 2016. Photo by Sebastian Zuleta

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New Yorkers, Perry Hefferren (12), Oscar Hansen (11), and Finn Guillemin (11), practice with thier rock band in Harlem on Friday, October 14th. Hefferren, Guillemin, and Hansen are sixth-grade classmates and members of the rock band, Uranium Sister. Photo by Laura Trainor

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New Yorkers, Oscar Hansen (11), Finn Guillemin (11), and Perry Hefferren (12) ride the MTA bus from the Trinity School on the Upper West Side in Manhattan to band practice in Harlem on Friday, October 14th. Hefferren, Guillemin, and Hansen are sixth-grade classmates and members of the rock band, Uranium Sister. Photo by Laura Trainor

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Photo by Monica Jorge

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22 Oct 2016- Upper Bronx, N.Y., U.S.A.- Alex Abramov stands outside his childhood home in Riverdale. Photo by Anna Haines

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Photo by Todd Darling

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Photo by Todd Darling

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Growing Up in New York: Abigail in Queens, NYC, on Oct. 20, 2016. Photograph by Eva Ermert

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Growing Up in New York: Abigail in Queens, NYC, on Oct. 20, 2016. Photograph by Eva Ermert

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A girl leaves the subway station hand in hand with her mother as they make their morning commute to school in Manhattan, New York, NY on October 19, 2016.

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Photo by Matias Wieland Oliveira

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Photo by Matias Wieland Oliveira

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Pics – Growing Up in New York”

  1. hollylynnr says:

    I love that these photos don’t even need captions to create an entire story for each persons life. Amazing photos!

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