On the west side highway…I don’t ride much anymore but I stlll love hanging there, meet people, take pictures, look at the new school and old pros (It’s Steve Olson on the pix) also one of the top spot to look at the sun come down…
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Skate Park, Pier 62 . Cross at W.22th St., New York, United States
Current city: New York
Matt Black is a director and visual artist. He directed short films with the like of Rinko Kikuchi and Paz de La Huerta. He has worked in fashion for the past 15 years with clients such as Dior, Jil Sander and Louis Vuitton. His photography has been published in i-D magazine, Vogue Paris or V… He’s currently directing a series of interviews for Nowness featuring artists such as Damien Hirst or Banks Violette. He has created a distinct style mixing influences from high fashion, street culture and cinema. Matt black grew up in Paris and is based in NYC.
 

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Easing in the park, the city facing you and traffic honking its way over the Brooklyn Bridge. Best enjoyed on a late-summer afternoon/night.
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The Sunset in my neighbourhood Is fantastic. Like a Caspar David Friedrich painting the sunsets are so romantic that you cannot help but feel overwhelmed with emotion if you are ever witness to one. In spite of Bushwick being full of warehouses and industrial buildings (and reportedly no trees..) There is a raw beauty that is so magical that words cannot express.
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Unlike a lot of neighborhoods the sidewalks in this area are often still paved in the original slate slabs. You can see “extra” pieces sometimes chained up outside like this…. Why pour concrete?
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A legendary basketball court in the West Village that is a popular destination for basketball aficionados, deflated hoop-dreamers, and gawking tourists.
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Consistently superb wlbrg staple. Good for coffee, lunch and lavish dinners.
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