Central Brooklyn in New York City is the land of the Black Coats...specifically 55th Street in the center of Borough Park which is home to a quarter million Orthodox Jews, the largest concentration of Jews outside Israel.
The slideshow is of atmospheric black & white photographs by Gianni Cipriano, and accompanies a short article in The City section of the New York Times. Why travel when one has this cornucopia of photogenic traditions literally next door?
I just read that the recent introduction of new slideshow templates and tech-savvy multimedia on the pages of the NY Times' website caused a substantial increase in the number of its readers/viewers.
NY Times' In The Land of Black Coats