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Martin Luther King Day March in New Y...
New York, USA
By Rodrigo Jardon
18 Jan 2015

Hundreds of New Yorkers marched to commemorate Martin Luther King Day in the streets of Manhattan.

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New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A view from inside the catacombs. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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002_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A view from inside the catacombs. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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001_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. The entrance of the catacombs. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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004_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A view from inside the catacombs. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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008_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A view from inside the catacombs where over one hundred bodies are still burried in small chambers such as this one. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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007_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A view from inside the catacombs where over one hundred bodies are still burried in small chambers such as this one. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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011_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A view of the top side of the catacombs. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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010_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. The entrance of the catacombs. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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009_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A view from inside the catacombs where over one hundred bodies are still burried in small chambers such as this one. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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005_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A view from inside the catacombs. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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006_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A view from inside the catacombs. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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023_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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020_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. The cemetery's battle hill, is the highest point in Brooklyn, giving a good view of Manhattan. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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022_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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016_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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021_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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018_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. The famous artist Basquiat was burried in this cemetery after his death in 1988. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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015_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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017_NYC Catacombs
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
26 Mar 2014

March 26, 2014, New York, NY, United States. The famous artist Basquiat was burried in this cemetery after his death in 1988. Established in 1838 in Brooklyn, the Green-Wood Cemetery became a destination for American and European tourists. Each year, about 250 thousands tourists come visit one of the oldest cemetery in the United States in order to enjoy its lush gardens its rolling hills and its catacombs located int he center of the cemetery. Over 500 thousand people have been buried in these grounds, including a few famous people like the artist Basquiat, the Berstein family and a hand full of well known war heroes.

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001_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Lenor Janis the president and owner of the PWC (profesional Women in Construction) is posing for the cameras inside the office. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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002_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Lenor Janis the president and owner of the PWC (profesional Women in Construction) is smoking inside her office. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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003_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A female construction worker is directing traffic in Tribeca near a construction site. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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004_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Two construction workers Dorene and Michelle (from left to right), are posing during their break in Tribeca near a construction site. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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005_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Two construction workers Dorene and Michelle (from left to right), are posing during their break in Tribeca near a construction site. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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008_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A female construction work has just finished her work day in Ground Zero. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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006_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A construction workers Michelle is posing during their break in Tribeca near a construction site. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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007_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A female construction worker is controlling pedestrian traffic near the Ground Zero site in Wall Street. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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New York's Poorest Ignored by Politic...
Bronx, New York, US
By mcseaniew
11 Jan 2013

The community of Highbridge in the South Bronx has never been an affluent part of the United States, much of which was created in the 1940's to accommodate a huge incline in immigration to the city. Today it is home to over 35,000 people, the majority of whom are first- or second-generation immigrants from Dominica, Puerto Rico or Africa. The buildings that were created to house thousands who couldn't afford townhouses and brownstones, are now crumbling. Crime and drug abuse are sky-high. Income disparity in the US is at an all-time high. New York City is home to the most millionaires in the country. But it's also facing a food crisis. Nowhere is this starker than the South Bronx, America's poorest district, where over a quarter of a million people live below the poverty line. No wonder more folks than ever are relying on the Highbridge Community Church food pantry, run by local nonprofit the Muslim Women's Institute for Research and Development (MWIRD). But the pantry faces a closure that would plunge over 2,500 locals into an even-deeper plight.

Welfare is dwindling, and those who need it most find the labyrinthine processes almost impossible to navigate. Many don't speak English as their first language, making the system impenetrable. People who lost their jobs in the recession are struggling to make ends meet. Organisations like the Muslim Women's Institute are many folks' first - and last - resort if they want to eat well. But with the economy the way it is private funds are slipping away, and the pantry the MWI provides could go out of business at any moment. America's philosophies have always made it difficult to allot public funds to society's poorest. But now they face a crisis like never before.

Ibrahim Ramey is a long-time human rights advocate. A Washington DC resident, he has been involved in educating Muslims and Americans about political action in countries as far-flung as Tanzania and Afghanistan. Ibrahim is on the board of the Muslim Women's Institute, the Temple of Understanding (which aims to promote religious coexistence) and the Climate Crisis Coalition. He is also vice president of the Steering Committees of the Religious NGO Community at the UN. Ibrahim is increasingly worried about the lack of political dialogue concerning New York's poor, and the plight of those maligned by the current economic meltdown.

The extreme poor's lifelines are being pulled from them, creating a forgotten underclass no-one is addressing. This 4-6min video reveals the vital role the pantry plays in its neighbourhood, the Bronxites who are being marginalized and the stoic folks who run the pantry, despite the specter of closure remaining ever-present.

Additional footage:

  • Interview with local mother. Discusses how the local govt does nothing, but that the way the pantry is run (because they have no cash) makes her feel as if she is begging.

  • Interview with an older lady about the state of New York City now, compared to decades gone. She complains that 'we don't help others' in this country, mentioning how people have struggled through times like this for years.

  • Interview with a Spanish-speaking middle-aged man, about New York and how difficult it is for people to navigate welfare.

  • Much additional b-roll and OTF footage of the pantry, people cooking fresh food and queuing to get supplies.

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From Top of the Rock
new york
By motasemdhawi
31 Dec 2012

Amazing view for New York city from top of the rock

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New York City
brooklyn bridge
By motasemdhawi
31 Dec 2012

Amazing View For New York City from Brooklyn Bridge

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New York Blackout Continues (1 of 10)
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
02 Nov 2012

Katz’s Delicatessen, an iconic 24/7 Lower East Side business that generally never closes, remains shuttered as the lower Manhattan blackout continues unabated.

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New York Blackout Continues (6 of 10)
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
02 Nov 2012

The dark apartment blocks of Manhattan’s Stuyvessant Town neighborhood are faintly lit by passing traffic on the adjacent FDR drive. Pedestrians pass each other on the streets with wariness with often the only sources of light sirens and cell phones.

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New York Blackout Continues (9 of 10)
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
02 Nov 2012

A policeman directs otherwise anarchic traffic on First Avenue and 20th Street as stop lights sit dark for miles. Pedestrians cross at great risk as grid workers struggle to try and restore power to huge swaths of the city.

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New York Blackout Continues (10 of 10)
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
02 Nov 2012

A policeman directs otherwise anarchic traffic on First Avenue and 20th Street as stop lights sit dark for miles. Pedestrians cross at great risk as grid workers struggle to try and restore power to huge swaths of the city.

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New York Blackout Continues (8 of 10)
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
01 Nov 2012

An impromptu barbecue sizzles on Avenue C in the East Village of Manhattan as an ambulance races past during the lower Manhattan blackout caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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New York Blackout Continues (3 of 10)
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
01 Nov 2012

A Con-Edison power worker on First Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets in Peter Cooper Village, Manhattan, works to restore electricity as the blackout caused by Hurricane Sandy grinds on.

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New York Blackout Continues (2 of 10)
New York, USA
By Derek Henry Flood
01 Nov 2012

A beige National Guard vehicle pulls away from a makeshift food distribution center on the corner of Houston and Pitt Streets on the Lower East Side. Guardsmen were being tasked with distributing meals en masse is disaster-affected areas of the city.