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This Is Brooklyn: 10 Photographs Showcasing Everyday Life In NYC
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This Is Brooklyn: 10 Photographs Showcasing Everyday Life In NYC

Picture of Dan M. Lee
Updated: 16 January 2016
Brooklyn has so much to offer, from its wealth of rich culture to generations of immigrants living within its borders. One of the United States’ most populated areas, Brooklyn makes for a fascinating point of visual observation. From the thrills of the theme park at Coney Island to the homeless person sleeping amidst the rush hour chaos, we profile ten photographs that capture daily life in this historic New York City borough.
Friends meet on Coney Island's Boardwalk | Dan M. Lee Photography
Friends meet on Coney Island’s Boardwalk | © Dan M. Lee Photography

Coney Island is stacked in history, serving as a popular leisure spot from the mid-1800s through the present day. Today, the area is starting to get its mojo back after decades of neglect throughout the 20th century. Coney Island is a magnet for locals to enjoy a stroll on the Boardwalk and for older generations to revisit the nostalgia of yesteryear.

Couple enjoying Coney Island | © Dan M. Lee Photography
Couple enjoying Coney Island | © Dan M. Lee Photography
Boy racing his bike in Marine Park Brooklyn | Dan M. Lee Photography
Boy racing his bike in Marine Park Brooklyn | Dan M. Lee Photography

Above, a boy enjoys the benefits of a rare road closure in Marine Park, Brooklyn, riding his bike as fast as he can after the completion of a local road race.

Brooklyn Lacrosse at Brooklyn Bridge Park | © Dan M. Lee Photography
Brooklyn Lacrosse at Brooklyn Bridge Park | © Dan M. Lee Photography

New Yorkers play lacrosse on the synthetic turf at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Lacrosse has many teams for local children. Sports are a popular pastime, alongside a plethora of other leisurely activities.

The Brooklyn Flea | © Dan M. Lee Photography
The Brooklyn Flea | © Dan M. Lee Photography
A quinceañera at Brooklyn Bridge Park | © Dan M. Lee Photography
A quinceañera at Brooklyn Bridge Park | © Dan M. Lee Photography

A local resident celebrates her quinceañera under the Brooklyn Bridge, complete with a full entourage of photographers, friends, and family.

Famous Brooklyn Pizza | © Dan M. Lee Photography
Famous Brooklyn Pizza | © Dan M. Lee Photography
Late night ice cream | © Dan M. Lee Photography
Late night ice cream | © Dan M. Lee Photography

Late-night ice cream is always a winner, especially after a slice of famous New York City pizza.

Rush Hour over the Brooklyn Bridge | © Dan M. Lee Photography
Rush Hour over the Brooklyn Bridge | © Dan M. Lee Photography

Brooklyn comes alive at night…

Relax hour for this hobo on Atlantic Avenue | © Dan M. Lee Photography
Relax hour for this hobo on Atlantic Avenue | © Dan M. Lee Photography

…while others rest.

Written and Photographed by Dan M. Lee

Shooting since he could hold a camera, Dan has worked in many areas of photography since turning professional in London over 10 years ago. Now living in Brooklyn, he not only shoots for clients, but teaches studio photography to a beginners. Check out his website at danmleephotography.com.