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Never Before Seen Images of The Coney Island Mermaid Parade By Featured Photographer Ktodoma

Images By NYC-ASE Featured Photographer
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Event: Coney Island Mermaid Parade Location: Brooklyn, NY

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2019 Tags: #mermaidparade  #mermaidparade2019

Date: June 22, 2019
Location: Coney Island Brooklyn, NY
Images by 'Nitro' Nuri Shakoor, Urban Art photojournalist  for NYC-ASE.

  Surf Avenue set the stage for one of New York's City's most creative, eclectic, and vibrant parades  yesterday at Brooklyn's iconic Coney Island for the 37th annual Mermaid Parade 2019. With over 800,000 in attendance, The Mermaid Parade celebrates the beginning of summer in New York City with some of the most vibrant and creative parade pageantry.

Excerpt from the official Mermaid Parade website:

A completely original creation of Coney Island USA (the not for profit arts organization at 1208 Surf Avenue), the Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events.

A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs…

The Kavadlo Brother's Bootcamp and Book Signing in Tompkins Square Park

NEXT LEVEL STRENGTH Date: June 15th, 2019

Location: Tompkins Square Park, East Village, Manhattan.
Photographer: M. Nuri Shakoor, Photojournalist | Press Photographer

    Al and Danny Kavadlo hosted a calisthenics bootcamp  and book signing for their latest book Next Level Strength in Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan.

Some video clips from the event can be seen here. As well as a full stills photo database on the Urban Art By Nuri  Photography website at

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6th Seminar on Domestic Violence and Immigration

Date: 6/13/2019
Location: Consulate General of Brazil New York

Story by A. Bevzenko, Senior Editor
Images by M. Nuri Shakoor, Photojournalist

A seminar on domestic violence and immigration measures taken in case of spousal sponsorship, where said spouse is violent, held at the Brazilian Consulate in NYC. The panel had several guests, including Brazil's top model turned activist, Luiza Brunet, as well as attorneys advising on the abused's legal rights, including Peter Cedeno, former ADA for the NY County District Attorney's office and Michelle Viana, of Viana Law Firm P.C.,  plus representatives from Safe Horizons and Hope's Door. This is a vital subject matter, bringing to light and de-stigmatizing a phenomenon that has festered in darkness from generation to generation, where shame was accepted and no support was offered because it wasn't a subject for discussion, even from mother to child, strictly along the female genetic tree. Today's seminar was about high…

National Puerto RIcan Day Parade 2019

Video Highlights of The 2019 Puerto Rican Day Parade
Date: Sunday June 9th, 12noon Location: Midtown Manhattan
Images and video provided by:  M. Nuri Shakoor, Photojournalist | UABN Photography &

Images samples from the parade and the lovely crowd in attendance.

NYRR Press Release For Mini 10K Race in Manhattan

NYRR Mini 10K #NYRRMini10k

Press Release from

New York, June 8, 2019 – Sara Hall won her first USATF 10 km title at the NYRR New York Mini 10K in Central Park on Saturday, while Susannah Scaroni set a new world-best 10K time to win the professional wheelchair race. The NYRR New York Mini 10K is the world’s original women-only road race and served as the USATF 10 km Championships for the first time. After running with a large contingent of women through the first portion of the course, Hall shot to the lead with about 200 meters to go ahead of defending 10 km champion Stephanie Bruce to cross the finish line in 32:27. “It means so much to me after having such a hard year,” Hall said of her title. “After having the best training of my life and then getting hurt and having the two longest injuries of my career back-to-back, I really fought to keep my fitness. I knew if I persevered, I would finally see the results of that, and now I have.” Bruce, last year’s national champion in t…