What Does It Look Like When a City Returns to Its Senses?

THE TAKE

What Does It Look Like When a City Returns to Its Senses?

Credit…OK McCausland for The New York Times

The reopening of New York has created a banquet of sights, smells, flavors, textures and sounds. The New York Times requested photographers to convey how town is nourishing every of the senses.

Produced by Jolie Ruben and Amanda Webster

Interviews by Raillan Brooks

TASTE

OK McCausland

OK McCausland sought to seize style. “There’s that moment everyone feels when they’re about to indulge in something they love. I was looking for that moment,” she stated — like a group about to dive into a trough of popcorn at a Mets recreation, or a reduce of meat simply because it’s being devoured at Katz’s Delicatessen in Manhattan.

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TOUCH

Tess Ayano

Tess Ayano crisscrossed New York for a week searching for contact. “I was looking for moments and vignettes you can only find when you’re part of the city,” Ayano stated, just like the little boy who paused to greet her in Chinatown or strangers breaking the ice over their canine in Washington Square Park. “Even if there is no physical touch, there was still possibility for connection.”

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SIGHT

Dane Manary

Dane Manary set out to illustrate imaginative and prescient, discovering as a lot within the goings-on of a barber store within the Upper East Side of Manhattan as from the vantage of the Empire State Building observatory. He additionally discovered one thing else: a sense of longing — the sort of watching completed from a distance. “You want to go out and see what there is to see, but there is also an emptiness and a little bit of darkness to it,” he stated.

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SMELL

Gabriela Bhaskar

Gabriela Bhaskar, a photograph fellow for The Times, walked round New York City attuned to scent — and the recollections it so typically summons, just like the acquainted odor of the day earlier than trash pickup in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, or the aromas that billow from the roasted nut carts in Harlem. “I can’t move around the city without having my mind activated with smells. What am I noticing?” Bhaskar stated.

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Sound

OK McCausland

New York is awash in noise. McCausland stored her ears peeled above the clatter for “sounds that draw you in,” she stated, whether or not it’s the shouted arguments of a demolition clean-up crew, a raucous recreation of pick-up basketball or an impromptu mother-daughter karaoke duet. “The environment is so stimulating already,” McCausland stated. “You’re everywhere, all the time, all at once.”

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