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Humans of New York

By Brandon Stanton

 

Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called “Humans of New York,” in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes.

 

The blog has steadily grown, currently boasting more than a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York.

 

Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city.

 

Alicia Keys

 

“New York”

 

Ooh……. New York x2

Grew up in a town that is famous as a place of movie scenes

Noise was always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean

If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that’s what they say

Seeing my face in lights or my name on marquees found down on Broadway

Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocket full of dreams

 

Baby, I’m from New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There’s nothing you can’t do

Now you’re in New York

These streets will make you feel brand new

Big lights will inspire you

Hear it from New York, New York, New York!

 

On the avenue, there ain’t never a curfew, ladies work so hard

Such a melting pot, on the corner selling rock, preachers pray to God

Hail a gypsy-cab, takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge

Some will sleep tonight with a hunger far more than an empty fridge

I’m gonna make it by any means, I got a pocket full of dreams

 

Baby, I’m from New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There’s nothing you can’t do

Now you’re in New York

These street will make you feel brand new

Big lights will inspire you

Hear it from New York, New York, New York!

 

One hand in the air for the big city,

Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty

No place in the world that can compare

Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

In New York

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There’s nothing you can’t do

Now you’re in New York

These street will make you feel brand new

Big lights will inspire you

Hear it from New York!