70 imagesNew York is fun to visit in winter. You can go ice skating on Rockefeller Plaza, skiing in Central Park, or stay warm inside the MoMA, the Natural History Museum, or the subway.
49 imagesOmega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) at the Omega Institute in New York. The OCSL is the first building in the world to receive Living Building certification. The Living Building Challenge, created by Jason McLenan, invites people around the world to create buildings inspired by the life of a flower, who takes energy from the sun, water from the rain and feeds the soil with its waste. Photos: Isaac Hernandez/IsaacHernandez.com
31 images'No anguish to equal your thwarted vermilions,? Your blood-shaken, darkened eclipses, Your garnet ferocity, deaf and dumb in the shadows, Your hobbled, great king in the janitor's suit. -King of Harlem, by Federico Garcia Lorca. King David, the last King of Harlem, has seen Harlem change considerably throughout his life. The WWII and Korean War veteran, retired boxer and singer for many musical groups, including the Buddy Johnson Band, now sells CDs in front of The Abyssinian Baptist Church, on Sundays. He's happy with the evolution of the neighborhood and the influx of white people. To some Harlem may be living a second Renaissance. To others, the gentrification of the last classic Manhattan neighborhood means the end of an era.