Ron Barron | Chelsea & W. Village

Created 14-Mar-13
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Drastic changes are reflected in this series of scans. The Meatpacking District, formerly a distribution point for slaughtered animals (parts of which used to litter the sidewalks) is now a neighborhood of clubs, new hotels, restaurants and very expensive clothing boutiques. The large gay population of Chelsea is evidenced in numerous scans. And what's going on on W. 20th near the 10th Precinct police station? I found in the gutters, early one "Chelsea Morning," many empty condom packets and their used products. Because all the condoms were the same brand, I suspected a professional at work.

I did four scans of Washington Square Park, contrasting man's trash with nature's refuse; people litterers overwhelmed nature.

On the corner of W. 10th St. and Waverly Place is a reader's haven: Three Lives & Company, one of the last and best privately owned bookstores in Manhattan.

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Meatpacking District MoonW. 18th St. & 8th Ave. #1W. 18th St. & 8 th Ave. #2W. 18th St. & 8th Ave. #3"The Cage" at W. 4th St. & 6th Ave.W. 25th St., Tesla GalleryAt Chelsea MarketThe Morning After on W. 14th St.W. 14th St. between 7th & 8th Aves.Three Lives BookstoreWashington Square Park #1Washington Square Park #2Washington Square Park #3Washington Square Park #4Chelsea Morning on W. 15th St.Chelsea Morning on W. 16th St.Chelsea Morning on W. 17th St.Chelsea Morning on W. 18th St.Chelsea Morning on W. 19th St.Chelsea Morning on W. 20th St. #1