New York City is an island, which is all too easily forgotten as we walk north and south and east and west on a relatively small expanse of land. Manhattan is known as one of the most legendary metropolises in the world and participants of NYC Spark Your Creativity Photo Safari & Workshop experience the city waterfront and beyond the 34 square miles that make up Manhattan to go, in short, island hopping. With dozens of islands to choose from in New York waters, Governor’s Island, Roosevelt Island, City Island, Randall & Ward’s island, Riker’s Island, Coney Island, Ellis & Liberty Island, Staten Island, Broad Channel (Jamaica Bay), Breezy Point (Rockaways peninsula), to name a few, they exist for photographic exploration.
iPhoneography at night / Roosevelt Island photo: (c) 2012 roberta fineberg
A Far Rockaway of the Heart by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Here is New York by E.B. White
Lunch Poemsby Frank O’Hara
New York: A Literary Companion edited by William Cole
Low Life by Luc Sante
The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky