Under the Seven
Feb.28 2019, Corona Queens
Covering street life under the seven train, in the neighborhood of Corona, Queens which has the highest foreign born population in New York City.
A group of street vendors operate food carts and stalls. Such as Oscar and Mariselle Vivar who have had a Mexican street cart for the last 20 years. They are a steady presence in the ever changing fabric of the neighborhood. The arrival of the planned Amazon campus stirred fears that these neighborhoods would be displaced by a new group of tech workers.
These photographs were taken as part of an assignment for Visual Storytelling, to document how the city would change if Amazon were to build its campus in New York. I chose the street life in immigrant communities of Queens.
All photos are by Hana Elias 2019