New York City is a place of endless discoveries. To show everything, we are happy to announce #StreetEasyFinds. Share your NYC findings with us on Instagram: Photos of homes, views, neighborhoods, or anything you’d like, and we’ll share our favorites. Each month we highlight the work of one of our favorite NYC photographers as they share their #StreetEasyFinds with us. Today we are pleased to introduce Deirdre Gartner, a native New Yorker who proudly says she lives in every neighborhood of Manhattan (almost).
NAME: DEIRDRE GARTNER // ACCOUNT: @GIRLINTHEYELLOWTAXINYC
FROM: QUEEN // ACCOUNT IS: 2015
I started in 2015 as a creative outlet. I wanted to highlight what happened in New York City, and how my own personal letter to NY. I named my account Girl In The Yellow Taxi NYC as a nod to the many miles I registered as a passenger in the back seat of NYC’s yellow taxis. They transported me from one adventure to another. When I first started, I was posting about events around town. Then I started to focus more on the actual everyday occasions, the beauty and architecture of the city.
FAVORITE POINTS TO PHOTOGRAPHY IN NYC:
This is difficult. I love the old-world charm of the West Village, the grainy beauty of the East Village, the neighborhood appeal of the Upper East Side, and the ever-changing beauty of Central Park.
DEIRDRE LOVE NYC BECAUSE:
I love everything about New York. The streets are my heartbeat, it’s like a gift that keeps giving. Through museums, theaters, shops, restaurants and street life I have traveled a thousand years. I tasted the best cuisines from Kathmandu to Timbuktu, tasted wines from acclaimed sommelier and rooftop winemakers. I was amused by the world-famous and the boy on the corner. I visited the best perfumeries in the Upper East Side while I tasted the spices of ancient civilizations in the Lower East Side. I love that you can visit a hole-in-a-wall bookstore selling everything from old comics to first editions written by Edith Wharton. Mostly I love how sturdy this city is. Even in the darkest times, New Yorkers come together to support and elevate each other.
DREAM CITY OUTSIDE NEW YORK:
I worked in the fashion industry and was lucky enough to travel around the world. But no matter where I was, when I got back to JFK, drove through the Midtown Tunnel, heard the noise, the smells, the sights of New York, I was so happy to be home.