Looking up at the construction of 30 Hudson Yards (left) and the completed 10 Hudson Yards (right), September 22, 2017. (At The Related Companies massive Hudson Yards project btw 10th and 11th avenues and 30th and 34th streets)
Megan Frazier is a fourth generation Hell’s Kitchen resident who has lived in the neighborhood her entire life. Megan still resides in Hell's Kitchen and has witnessed first hand how drastically the neighborhood has changed throughout her life: “I’ve noticed the people changing. Instead of all the old school neighborhood people, it’s more people you would consider privileged. They cleaned the neighborhood up; everything looks so pretty now. I think it’s a positive change, but we definitely lose a bit of the culture and neighborhood experience. It shouldn’t take the upper class moving in to cause that change, but that is what it takes.” Portrait of Megan Frazier, 2015. From my ongoing essay about how gentrification is transforming one of Manhattan's most notorious neighborhoods: Hell's Kitchen.
“the empty 7️⃣” that rare moment when you get a car to yourself during the day. I’m pretty sure my fascination with trains stems from growing up with California car culture...oh, and films. #hudsonyards#midtown#midtownwest#manhattan#nyc#nyc 🗽 #lofi#lofifilter#7train#subway .
“Well it was too much for me
My gypsy heart was inflammed
Put me at the head of your list
And don't forget to call my name
Well I fell in love with a boy
Who has a real life romance with a train
Oh my beautiful lover and friend
This is exactly what I wanted
And now I'm feeling so haunted
And I can't get you outta my mind