Henry St., Lower East Side, NYC

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (38)

« Previous12Next »
Hank Waxman on February 10, 2009

Obrigado. Estou feliz que você gosta dela.

Isabel Marques on February 10, 2009

Amazing and coloured photo, Hank!! Cheers, Isabel Contest:January My Favorites

Hank Waxman on February 11, 2009

Yes Isabel, the colors are amazing on these old streets. They're like a patchwork quilt of buildings. Thanks for your comments and for visiting.

Best regards,


赝能隙-寻城记 on February 15, 2009

impressive photo

add a best of vote

Warm regards from Nanjing,China,kuka

My ♥ January Contest: path to paradise

Marcio Couto on February 15, 2009

Very good photo.... Greetings from Brazil! Voted!

Hank Waxman on February 15, 2009

Thank you Kuka and Marcio. As you can tell from my comments, this street has become very special to me since I started the project of tracing my roots through photos. I'm glad you joined me on my journey.

Best regards from New York via New Jersey.


akervan on September 23, 2009

As you say it in your comment above, a hundred years ago the town was different. The shots taken around 1890 by Jacob Riis show it. Thank you Hank for sharing the images and what is behind them. Best regards.

Hank Waxman on September 24, 2009

Thank you akervan for your kind words. It is not an area with which I am familiar so this quest to find my roots was particularly interesting for me.

Best regards,


Hank Waxman on November 20, 2009

I am sorry, Iacuba, but Google Translate doesn't seem to be working today so I can only answer in English. That is why I went downtown to Henry Street. It is the area where many of the immigrants to the United States settled when they first arrived...along with my great grand parents who came from the area around Suwałki Poland.

Hank Waxman on November 20, 2009

Thanks iacuba.

Я сожалею, Iacuba, но Google Переводят, кажется, не работает сегодня, таким образом я могу только ответить на английском языке. Именно поэтому я пошел в центр к Генри Стриту. Это - область, где многие из иммигрантов к Соединенным Штатам обосновались, когда они сначала прибыли... наряду с моими великими великими родителями, которые прибыли из области вокруг Польши Suwałki.

windpeng on December 3, 2009


Hank Waxman on December 3, 2009

中国网吧。 。 。纽约唐人街的牛。 为翻译感谢和制止的。


Seafood on September 20, 2010

I really like this one. I almost feel like I've bin there. Unfortunately I only see views like that in the movies. Best regards from Norway

Hank Waxman on September 26, 2010

I agree, Seafood, and I thank you for your comments. This shot has had a strong pull for me too, ever since I took it. Best regards,


Boris S. on January 29, 2011

Hank, in what area lived Henry Miller in N.Y.?? He wrote 'tropic of cancer'

Hank Waxman on January 29, 2011

Hi Bosja. Henry Miller was born in a part of Mahattan called Yorkville. That's around East 86th Street and York Avenue photo courtesy of jonathan.nyc. I'm not sure he wasn't a block further south because I know that corner and I remember all the buildings being tall. This area was heavily populated by people of German descent (which Miller was), and came to be known as Germantown among the New Yorkers who knew the area.


Boris S. on January 29, 2011

Merci Hank, i like reed Miller. you so kind. God bless America!!!! Jah Rastafarai!!!

Hank Waxman on February 2, 2011

You're welcome bosja.

« Previous12Next »

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 29, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Hank Waxman
    • Taken on 2009/01/25 15:53:15
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash