Category Archives: Reportage

A New Friend On Second Avenue

The UPS Store | Dominick Santise
Standing there, as if he owned the corner, one lone crew member stood idly by talking on the phone as his fellow contractors dealt with the new mess they were creating right behind him. This drawing was done about two weeks ago, right after the work ...

Second Avenue Lane Change

Second Avenue Lane Change | Dominick Santise
It had been some time since I had done any drawings on Second Avenue and with the New Year finally settling in I figured it was time to get back to it. I had an hour free one afternoon in February and walked down to see where the work was at that mom ...

The Wrong Way

The Wrong Way | Dominick Santise
It has been a few months since I posted anything on the Second Avenue subway construction. The work started nearly a year ago and you can only imagine all of the planning and preparation that has gone when you realize and see that they have only just ...

Mass Construction

Mass Construction | Dominick Santise
It seems hard to imagine life anywhere in NYC these days without walking under scaffolding, around a barricade, or in this case through a cage. Pedestrians herded from one end of the block to the other and then looped north, south, east, west and nor ...

The Drawbridge

The Drawbridge | Dominick Santise
About a week after the last drawing on Second Avenue I found myself in front of the Key Food on the corner of 2nd and 92nd Street, one of the many businesses greatly disturbed by the construction. The access to these buildings is getting more and mor ...

After the Dump

After the Dump | Dominick Santise
Just after the truck left its load on the street, the backhoe was in the scene again and moving the earth into the holes left by some of the work. Like bees everyone returns to their previous positions and starts at their tasks again, cutting planks ...

The End of the Rainbow

The End of the Rainbow | Dominick Santise
Talk has gone on for several years about the Second Avenue subway line, which I thought was part of the myth, and many businesses were rumored to be on their way out once the construction began. One of those reports was the demise of Rainbow on 94th ...

Not The Dump Truck

Not The Dump Truck | Dominick Santise
I came back down a little while later that same Tuesday and found that the sliver of a sidewalk that led to Laundry Boy was gone. (No, I don’t do laundry every day.) Standing on the northwest corner of 95th Street, facing south, the walk sign leads ...

The Dump Truck

The Dump Truck | Dominick Santise
Last week it seemed like Skanska, the company leading the Second Avenue subway construction, couldn’t work any closer to the buildings along the west side of the blocks affected by the digging. I was wrong. With vibration meters set up along each o ...

Life on Second Avenue

Life on Second Avenue | Dominick Santise
Life has changed slowly on Second Avenue north of 86th Street over the past ten years. That has all been altered as of late. Over the last decade a few very tall buildings have gone up on or just off of the avenue, new businesses have come and gone, ...

Studio 1482 in Communication Arts

Two Studio 1482 members, Veronica Lawlor and Eddie Peña are featured in the July CA Illustration Annual. The article, by Lisa L. Cyr, highlights the important, often overlooked, area of visual journalism and reportage. ...

Traffic-Free Times Square Reportage

Time Square | Greg Betza
As the weather has been beautiful and the cars have been banned, I’ve taken full advantage and have been out drawing every chance I get. These drawings are from a few weeks ago on a Saturday in Times Square. It was a real pleasure to sit in the hea ...

CPDSA

CENTRAL PARK SKATERS | Margaret Hurst
Another CPDSA skater. This skater was in perpetual motion and I think it shows! ...

CENTRAL PARK SKATERS

CENTRAL PARK SKATERS | Margaret Hurst
These are just a few drawings of the characters skating at the Central Park Dance Skaters Association. And I do mean characters! They’re great people. They love skating and they love each other. ...

CENTRAL PARK SKATERS

CENTRAL PARK SKATERS | Margaret Hurst
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