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Manhattan, for millions of our forefathers, the gateway to hope. Opportunity and happiness beyond their wildest dreams.
Today, that hope is still alive. It’s called The First Date.
On Saturday nights, every restaurant in Lower Manhattan resembles its own little Ellis Island.
Hordes of single women crowded into a hot, cramped space… Hoping to make it to their final destination: the state of matrimony. Or at least to get a hot meal in transit (c) Sex and the City

I used to drink in a bar in the village called Lion’s Head. It was full of newspaper people. The Village Voice was around the corner, and a lot of guys from the papers would come and drink. It was a great bar full of great bullshitters. I knew a fireman that drank there occasionally and he had done a book. I thought, “Wow. That could be a really good story, about firemen.” I was so against that frigging war and I thought, what’s the opposite of a soldier going and killing people they don’t know? A fireman saving people they don’t know. I got permission, and finally ended up with a rescue team that covered all of the Bronx and Harlem.

All the animals come out at night — whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take ’em to Harlem. I don’t care. Don’t make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won’t even take spooks. Don’t make no difference to me.

(с) «Taxi Driver» — 1976 

More often than Leo DiKaprio and Robert De Niro in movies of Martin Scorsese we can see only New York!
The Big Apple is certainly has a lead part in artistic life of the legendary filmmaker.
There are 14 of 20 Scorsese`s movies were devoted to New York.
American cinematographer Robert Kolodny inspired by relationships of Martin and NYC created a short movie «Scorsese`s New York»

In his video Robert used the parts of earlier films «Taxi Driver»(1976), «Raging Bull» (1980) «New York, New York» (1976) «After Hours» (1985) and the new «The Wolf of Wall Street» (2013)
This newsreel allows to see all changes in street life of the city which Martin Scorsese had described during his long and successful career.

I was shooting some kids building a clubhouse in a vacant lot on the Lower Eastside and a guy started yelling at me to go away. So I got in my car and he came running up and motioned for me to roll down the window. I saw that he had a knife so I refused but before I could start the car and drive away, he kicked in the window. This was in the 70’s while I was working on the series of photos I published in Street.

I photographed in a spirit of historic preservation. I thought that graffiti was a phenomenon unique to New York City that would disappear and I would have a record of it. I never predicted that New York style graffiti would spread worldwide. Of course I also hoped that I would be able to publish stories about graffiti that would help me reach my primary goal of becoming a solvent freelance photographer.