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Friday, July 24, 2020. New York City – As a journalist, I have been covering demonstrations for many years. Many of those protests have taken place on the Brooklyn Bridge.

I also love wedding photography, Sweet Sixteen photography, and photography in general.

The photos below are some of my photographs.

Saturday, June 6, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Thousands of New Yorkers marched from Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to City Hall, Washington Square Park, Foley Square and other places in Manhattan to tell NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: DEFUND THE NYPD! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, June 6, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Thousands of New Yorkers marched from Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn to City Hall, Washington Square Park, Foley Square and other places in Manhattan to tell NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: DEFUND THE NYPD! Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

Oliver Milman wrote the article “New Yorkers vote in special contest to reimagine famous Brooklyn Bridge” on The Guardian reports, “The public will be able to vote online over the next week for one of six finalist designs chosen for the bridge, which opened in 1883 to connect Brooklyn and Manhattan and has since become a popular magnet for tourists as well as vital route for commuters.

The New York city council launched the design competition earlier this year, along with the non-profit architectural organization Van Alen, amid concerns the bridge was becoming overcrowded and cumbersome for users.

An average of 16,500 pedestrians crossed the bridge each day last year, with the number of cyclists doubling over the previous decade. A narrow walkway, divided between pedestrians and cyclists, is suspended above six lanes of car traffic. This space can often be hazardous, with cyclists having to dodge selfie-taking tourists.”

Morning at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. New York City. The Brooklyn Bridge and skyscrapers in the Lower Manhattan. Mañana en el Parque del Puente de Brooklyn. Ciudad de Nueva York. El Puente de Brooklyn y rascacielos en el bajo Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Morning at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. New York City. The Brooklyn Bridge and skyscrapers in the Lower Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

vanalen.org says, “The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York’s most recognizable landmarks, and holds a special place in our collective imagination.

Since opening on May 24, 1883, the bridge has taken on near-mythic significance in New York City. Its striking form has captured the imagination of some of the nation’s most prominent artists. Its enduring iconographic power makes it one of the most photographed locations in New York. In popular culture, the bridge is a symbol for the city itself, used in countless establishing shots in films and television.

But that iconic status comes at a cost. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, at peak hours the promenade was crammed, uncomfortable, and sometimes unsafe. Thousands of pedestrians and cyclists crossed the bridge every day. In response to these conditions, the New York City Council and Van Alen Institute launched Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure.”

Voting is now open — Click here and choose your favorite proposals by July 30!

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In 2011, a couple from Spain had their wedding in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
A couple from Spain had their wedding in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
In 2011, a couple from Finland had their wedding in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
A couple from Finland had their wedding in New York City. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, October 1rst, 2011 - OWS protesters marching on the Brooklyn Bridge. More than 700 people were arrested, including freelance photographers, videographers and bloggers. In this picture, demonstrators are carrying a sign with the phrase, "We the people".  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, October 1rst, 2011. New York City – OWS protesters marching on the Brooklyn Bridge. More than 700 people were arrested, including freelance photographers, videographers and bloggers. In this picture, demonstrators are carrying a sign with the phrase, “We the people”. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Sabado, 1 de Octubre, 2011 - Un manifestante del Movimiento Ocupa Wall Street con una pancarta momentos antes de ser arrestado en el Puente de Brooklyn. Esta es una de las ultimas fotos que tomé antes de que la policía me arrestará por estar tomando fotos. Este día, la policía de la Ciudad de Nueva York arrestó a mas de 700 personas, incluyendo fotografos, videografos y blogeros independientes. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, October 1st, 2011. New York City – OWS protesters marching on the Brooklyn Bridge. More than 700 people were arrested, including freelance photographers, videographers and bloggers. In this picture, demonstrators are carrying a sign with the phrase, “We the people”.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Couple visiting NYC. The Brooklyn Bridge on the background. I can be your personal photographer/videographer in New York City. With a tour of "The City That Never Sleeps" with a professional and personal photographer/videographer, you will visit the most interesting places of "The Capital of the World" and you will save time and money. I know New York City, I love photography/videography, I love people, I love traveling and I love tourists. I love what I do! Send me a message. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Couple visiting NYC. The Brooklyn Bridge on the background.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Latino man in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Brooklyn Bridge on the background.   Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Latino man on Brooklyn Bridge.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Latino man in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Brooklyn Bridge on the background. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Latino man in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Brooklyn Bridge on the background. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Parque del Puente de Brooklyn, Nueva York - Era Invierno. Estaba nevando. Nos divertimos mucho creando las fotos/video de la boda de esta pareja. Soy un narrador de bodas. Creo fotografías/videos que tu, tus hijas/hijos, nietos/nietas amarán por muchos años. Me encanta la fotografía/videografía. Me encantan las bodas. Me encantan las parejas. ¡Amo a la gente! Será un honor crear las fotos/video de tu boda. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Couple on their wedding day. Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Bridge on the background.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – Sweet Sixteen girl celebrating her 16 birthday. Do you need Sweet Sixteen photos/video in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan? Send me a message. Puente de Brooklyn, Nueva York – 16 años de esta hermosa señorita. ¿Necesitas fotos/video de Quinceañera? Envíeme un mensaje. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – Sweet Sixteen girl celebrating her 16 birthday. Brooklyn Bridge on the background.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – The Brooklyn Bridge and skyscraper in the Lower Manhattan. Do you need Sweet Sixteen photos? Send me a message. El Puente de Brooklyn y rascacielos en el bajo Manhattan. ¿Necesitas fotos de Quinceañera? Envíeme un mensaje. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – The Brooklyn Bridge and skyscraper in the Lower Manhattan.
Quinceañera girl celebrating her 15 birthday.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Puente de Brooklyn, Nueva York – Fui el fotógrafo de los Quinceaños de esta hermosa señorita. ¿Necesitas fotos de Quinceañera? Envíeme un mensaje. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Brooklyn Bridge, NYC – Quinceañera girl celebrating her 15 birthday.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – The Brooklyn Bridge and skyscrapers in the Lower Manhattan. Do you need wedding photos or video? Send me a message. El Puente de Brooklyn y rascacielos en el bajo Manhattan. ¿Necesitas fotos o video de bodas? Envíame un mensaje. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – The Brooklyn Bridge and skyscrapers in the Lower Manhattan. Couple on their wedding day.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC – A gorgeous bride and the Brooklyn Bridge. Do you need wedding photos or video? Send me a message. Parque del Puente de Brooklyn, NYC - Una hermosa novia y el Puente de Brooklyn. ¿Necesitas fotos o video de bodas? Envíame un mensaje. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City. The Brooklyn Bridge on the background. – A gorgeous bride on her wedding day.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
3/21/2018. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NYC - Winter Storm Toby. 21/3/2018. Parque del Puente de Brooklyn. Ciudad de Nueva York - Tormenta de Nieve Toby. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
3/21/2018. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NYC – Winter Storm Toby. A NYC ferry under the Brooklyn Brdige.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/30/2018. March: “Families Belong Together." People crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. People's protectors are marching from Foley Square in Manhattan to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. The t-shirt says: "I really do care. Don't you?" The jacket of Melania Trump said: "I really don't care. Do you?" Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/30/2018. March: “Families Belong Together.” People crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. People’s protectors are marching from Foley Square in Manhattan to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. The t-shirt says: “I really do care. Don’t you?” The jacket of Melania Trump said: “I really don’t care. Do you?” Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/30/2018. March: “Families Belong Together." People crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. People's protectors are marching from Foley Square in Manhattan to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. The banner says: "ABOLISH I.C.E."_Rise and resist Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
6/30/2018. March: “Families Belong Together.” People crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. People’s protectors are marching from Foley Square in Manhattan to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. The banner says: “ABOLISH I.C.E.”_Rise and resist Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Monday, June 1, 2020. New York City - March from Barclays Center in Brooklyn to Manhattan. People demand justice for George Floyd and other people killed by police officers. This is the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Monday, June 1, 2020. New York City – March from Barclays Center in Brooklyn to Manhattan. People demand justice for George Floyd and other people killed by police officers. This is the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Monday, June 1, 2020. New York City - March from Barclays Center in Brooklyn to Manhattan. People demand justice for George Floyd and other people killed by police officers. This is the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Monday, June 1, 2020. New York City – March from Barclays Center in Brooklyn to Manhattan. People demand justice for George Floyd and other people killed by police officers. This is the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Monday, June 8, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Student-led rally and march. Fort Green Park - Borough Hall - City Hall, Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Monday, June 8, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Student-led rally and march. Fort Green Park – Borough Hall – City Hall, Manhattan. Students and teachers crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Monday, June 8, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Public Defenders in front of The Supreme Court of the State of New York. They said, “Black Lives Matter to Public Defenders”. Public Defenders marched from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Monday, June 8, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Public Defenders in front of The Supreme Court of the State of New York. They said, “Black Lives Matter to Public Defenders”. Public Defenders marched from Brooklyn to Manhattan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Friday, June 19, 2020. New York City – People celebrate Juneteenth on the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn. Protestors also demand justice for people killed by police officers in the country and they want NYC Council members and NYC Mayor to defund the NYPD by at least one billion and invest in low income communities. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Friday, June 19, 2020. New York City – People celebrate Juneteenth on the Brooklyn Bridge. Protestors also demand justice for people killed by police officers in the country and they want NYC Council members and NYC Mayor to defund the NYPD by at least one billion and invest in low income communities. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Friday, June 19, 2020. New York City – People celebrate Juneteenth on the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn. Protestors also demand justice for people killed by police officers in the country and they want NYC Council members and NYC Mayor to defund the NYPD by at least one billion and invest in low income communities. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Friday, June 19, 2020. New York City – People celebrate Juneteenth on the Brooklyn Bridge. Protestors also demand justice for people killed by police officers in the country and they want NYC Council members and NYC Mayor to defund the NYPD by at least one billion and invest in low income communities. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, June 25, 2020. New York City - Rally and march “Fund Communities, Not Cops”. Protestors gathered at City Hall park in Manhattan. After the rally, demonstrators marched to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. People demand NYC Council members, Corey David Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council and NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio Defund The NYPD by at least $1 billion and invest in social programs in our communities. This is the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, June 25, 2020. New York City – Rally and march “Fund Communities, Not Cops”. Protestors gathered at City Hall park in Manhattan. After the rally, demonstrators marched to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. People demand NYC Council members, Corey David Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council and NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio Defund The NYPD by at least $1 billion and invest in social programs in our communities. This is the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, June 25, 2020. New York City - Rally and march “Fund Communities, Not Cops”. Protestors gathered at City Hall park in Manhattan. After the rally, demonstrators marched to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. People demand NYC Council members, Corey David Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council and NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio Defund The NYPD by at least $1 billion and invest in social programs in our communities. This is the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, June 25, 2020. New York City – Rally and march “Fund Communities, Not Cops”. Protestors gathered at City Hall park in Manhattan. After the rally, demonstrators marched to Barclays Center in Brooklyn. People demand NYC Council members, Corey David Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council and NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio Defund The NYPD by at least $1 billion and invest in social programs in our communities. This is the Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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