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Welcome My name is Tess. I'm a 9-5 New Yorker and traveler. My hobbies include destroying suitcases, photo-bombing tourists in Times Square, and taking long romantic ADHD walks around the globe. Welcome!

May 29, 2012

Harlem World USA - Street-togging

There are very few parts of New York City which haven't been exploited and infested by tourism.  But the heart of New York neighborhoods can never be captured by a city sights tour bus full of camera-clad visitors. 

The people make make these neighborhoods what they are. So let me show you sides of this city they'll never capture using some stealth & street photography.

Next Stop Central Park

See me, love me, call me.

Harlem men aren't shy. They will gladly show you the goods in exchange for your phone number.

The Stoop

You need this girl

To keep you cornrows tight

St Nicholas Ave

A Job is a job

Beautiful Ballerina

Someone to play with

Everybody loves a star ...fresh from the salon

Fredrick Douglas Blvd & Friends


Man's Best friend In Any Shape Or Size



Catching up with the neighbors

Brick & Mortar - Harlem's historical Brownstones


How many of us wish we could walk down the street in our underwear munching our favorite snacks
without anyone batting an eye.

She needs me

Caught this cutie while headed to Washington Heights. Her mom was completely ok with the photo
being taken. This kid's body language is what stopped me. It looks like she is saying "I'm comfy in the skin I'm in "

Concrete Jungle and Flavored Ice

The Barbershop


Muslim girls in a material world

Brick And Mortar II

African Hair  Braiders


  1. Lovely! But all I'm saying if those tour buses ever travel to these parts of New York, they would need a disclaimer: we are not responsible for any one left behind!

    1. Right! Perhaps they just " Slow-roll" through Harlem never actually throwing the brakes on that bus.

      LOL - I think I'm going to head to the tour bus company and check that out. there could be a story there.


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