Tag Archives: New York City

The High Line – New York City

29 Oct

From the plaques placed in the High Line Park:

“The High Line was built by the New York Central Railroad between 1929 and 1934 to lift dangerous freight trains from Manhattan’s streets.  The Highline’s trains carried meat, produce and dairy products into warehouses and factories at the third-floor [ed: British English: 2nd floor] level.  It was known as the ‘Life Line of New York’.

As trucking began to replace rail as the primary means of moving freight in New York Cty, train traffic declined on the High Line, and the southernmost section as torn down.  By 1980, the trains had stopped running.

In 1999, with the High Line threatened with demolition, neighbourhood residents formed Friends of the Highlight to advocate for the preservation and reuse of the structure.  In 2002, the City of New York boldly committed to transport the High Line into a one-of-a-kind park.”

Interestingly it is less ‘one-of-a-kind’ as more cities are considering turning dis-used rail infrastructure into public recreation space.

I took a lot of pictures, these are the park itself.

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Great shots! :)

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Tangled – New York City

25 Oct

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Good one! :)

Check out Keith Goldstein Photography !

Weekend – New York City

10 Oct

I had the best weekend in New York and I think the greatest part about the big apple is that just around every corner is a new adventure.

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Nice shot! :)

Check out Sydney McBride !

Elliot Erwitt – New York City, 2000

28 Aug

100 years of the Leica camera – in pictures

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz, many of the 20th century’s defining images were shot on a Leica.

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New York City, 2000. Erwitt produced many images incorporating the canine to beguiling effect. Photograph: Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos

Interesting picture! :)

Check out the rest of the article here!

Empire State Building – New York City

23 Aug

With the entire afternoon left, and endless possibilities in NYC, we headed to the Empire State Building. Amazed at the fact that there was no line to get to the top, this was our second PEAK of the day. I know it’s cheating to have two Peaks, but walking through the building and surpassing where a line-up (of up to 2 hours) normally is, well, that’s just lucky. At the top of the Conservatory – you can see the WHOLE of NYC. All the movies come to mind that were filmed up there – none of which I can remember now – but WOW. That view. Peak, peak, peak of a lifetime.

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Nice shots and what a view! :)

Check out the whole post at  deeholmes !

Reading – Bryant Park, New York City

23 Aug

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Nice shot! :)

Check out Blick Calle !

Kitchen – Harlem, New York City

14 Aug

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Fantastic image! :)

Check out sierragoddess !

Passing By – Manhattan, New York City

9 Aug

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Excellent image! :)

Check out William Ward: Photographer, Hacker !

Good News From Broken Light Collective!

9 Jun

Hello friends and family,

As you may or may not know, I have suffered from mental illness to varying degrees throughout my life. At times, it has left me unable to do anything, even get out of bed. When I was at my lowest, one thing that helped get me up and eventually out was photography. From my personal darkness, I started an online photography gallery for people living with or affected by mental illness to have a safe and supportive space to share their photos and stories. The site, www.BrokenLightCollective.com, has grown to over 10,600 followers/contributors from over 150 countries! Now, I am thrilled to announce that we are taking it to the next level…

Announcement 1: Broken Light Collective is now a non-profit organization!

Please check out this 3 minute video that I created with my amazingly talented editor/husband using hundreds of photos by people affected by mental illness! It offers a quick but powerful peek into the world of Broken Light Collective…


What now? We need your help to get our non-profit off the ground! Please share this inspiring video link on social media and with anyone you know who may be struggling and feeling alone, as well as anyone who might be interested in making a donation!

Your donations will help us:

  • Provide a supportive online community and gallery exhibiting photographic work exclusively by persons affected by mental health challenges
  • Produce live exhibition opportunities around the world
  • Build confidence through art sales and positive feedback
  • Create low-cost and free therapeutic photography workshops and groups
  • Raise awareness and fight stigma associated with mental health conditions


Announcement 2: Broken Light Collective’s first live exhibit is opening in just a few weeks in NYC!

“FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: Photography by Broken Light Collective” is going to be a seven-week exhibit at the amazing non-profit Fountain Gallery in NYC (48th and 9th). I curated the show and can tell you that the talent is off the charts!

The opening reception will be held on June 26th from 6-8 pm. Art sales will benefit Fountain Gallery/Fountain House, Broken Light Collective, and the talented artists. I would love to see you there!


We need your help… By making a donation, you can truly make a difference in the lives of people living with mental illness, as well as their family and friends, since it affects everyone. Please visit www.BrokenLightCollective.com and click on the “donate” tab, or visit this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8JTDP6E4TVPHS Any amount you feel comfortable giving is deeply appreciated! Every dollar counts! There’s a new “press” tab on the site with some interviews I have done on mental illness and photography, in case you would like to learn more.

With your support, we can make a positive impact on the lives of people suffering from mental illness around the world, while fighting stigma and raising awareness.

Love & light,

Danielle Hark

Broken Light Collective, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated in NJ, currently waiting on our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Donations are appreciated. Please note: donations are not tax-deductible at this time, HOWEVER, as soon as our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status comes through, all donations after February 21, 2014 will be retroactively exempt. Broken Light Collective will notify you as soon as it comes through, which should be well before the next tax season. If you have any questions please feel free to ask us or your tax advisor.


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Danielle Hark, Wellness Writer / Photographer / Certified Life Coach




Founder of Broken Light Collective, the non-profit organization empowering people living with or affected by mental illness using photography


Manhattan, New York City

7 Mar

mural of children holding hands on a wall in Manhattan, New York City

Cool mural! :)

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Washington Square Park, New York City, New York

16 Feb


Odd performance to stumble upon!  :)

Check out nycjournal’s Flickr Photstream !

Mockingbird – Carly Simon & James Taylor – (New York City)

7 Jan

Times Square, New York, New York

30 Dec

Woman rushing through Times Square at night in New York City

Great shot!

Check out Blick Calles Flickr Photostream !

New York City

18 Dec

mural of a woman on a wall with a bicycle beside it in New York City

Lovely mural! :)

Check out Luna Park’s Flickr Photostream !


New York City

24 Nov
street photography of people and one woman with sandals

103rd and Broadway, New York

Wonderful street shot! :)

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