Citizen of the Month

the writing and photography of Neil Kramer

Month: April 2015

New Fulton Fish Market

The New Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx is second in size worldwide only to Tokyo’s Tsukiji wholesale seafood market. The market handles millions of pounds of seafood daily and annual sales exceed one billion dollars. Thank you Open House New York for the opportunity to see this vibrant market up close.

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

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fulton fish market

fulton fish market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Fulton Fish Market

Flushing, the Song

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Justin Giarrusso, a composer, recently wrote a choral piece about the five boroughs of New York City titled “Five Boroughs, One City.”   For the Queens section of the piece, he used a poem I wrote on Citizen of the Month in 2008 as his inspiration.

Yay, Queens!

The piece can be heard here

Flushing Poem

“Last stop! Last stop!”
Flushing, what a name!
Tiny women talking
Mandarin in the rain
Alone, I walk by
A mural, Chinese art
A cafe, a hooker
A rusty shopping cart
The downpour, the rushing
The garbage in the street
The yearning, the craving
The summer New York heat.