Stickball, ringolevio, hopscotch, double Dutch, red light, green light 1-2-3, fire hydrants on full blast, handball, run catch and kiss, Simon says, tag, hiding go seek, and so much more! These were just some of the games we played outside growing up in the #Southbronx. #Playstreet meant everything to us during NYC summers. We went to day camps in the neighborhood, got those crazy lunches with the horrible baloney sandwiches, fruit cups, and juices! We played outside all day from 10am until the street lights came on. I was struck by the silence on the play street in my neighborhood! It speaks volumes as to how much things have changed. I speak of a time when #ittakesavillage was so true,  the stay at home mom’s looked out for the kids with working parents. We were always being looked after and cared for…. On this beautiful summer day the street felt deserted! There was not a child insight. I wondered where they could be and why aren’t they taking advantage of a moment to run and play freely in the street…. #diannesmith #diannesmithart #harlem #documentingmomentsinmyneighborhood

Stickball, ringolevio, hopscotch, double Dutch, red light, green light 1-2-3, fire hydrants on full blast, handball, run catch and kiss, Simon says, tag, hiding go seek, and so much more! These were just some of the games we played outside growing up in the #Southbronx. #Playstreet meant everything to us during NYC summers. We went to day camps in the neighborhood, got those crazy lunches with the horrible baloney sandwiches, fruit cups, and juices! We played outside all day from 10am until the street lights came on. I was struck by the silence on the play street in my neighborhood! It speaks volumes as to how much things have changed. I speak of a time when #ittakesavillage was so true, the stay at home mom’s looked out for the kids with working parents. We were always being looked after and cared for…. On this beautiful summer day the street felt deserted! There was not a child insight. I wondered where they could be and why aren’t they taking advantage of a moment to run and play freely in the street…. #diannesmith #diannesmithart #harlem #documentingmomentsinmyneighborhood

@born_vintage @terryartis88 Can these two be any more adorable! You can catch them on #FYITVnetwork new show #borntostyle Tuesdays at 10pm #jbborn #harlemstyle #harlemfashion #harlem #diannesmith #diannesmithart

@born_vintage @terryartis88 Can these two be any more adorable! You can catch them on #FYITVnetwork new show #borntostyle Tuesdays at 10pm #jbborn #harlemstyle #harlemfashion #harlem #diannesmith #diannesmithart

Celebrated this evening with my @born_vintage family. Their new show #borntostyle on FYI premiered at 10pm and yes! It’s fabulous! #jbborn #borntostyle #harlemstyle #harlemfashion #harlem #diannesmithart #diannesmith

Celebrated this evening with my @born_vintage family. Their new show #borntostyle on FYI premiered at 10pm and yes! It’s fabulous! #jbborn #borntostyle #harlemstyle #harlemfashion #harlem #diannesmithart #diannesmith

@wharlemartfund The H in #harlem #publicart #125thstreet #riversidedriveviaduct #undertheviaduct #iloveharlem #ilovemyneighborhood  #diannesmith #diannesmithart  (at Riverside Drive Viaduct)

@wharlemartfund The H in #harlem #publicart #125thstreet #riversidedriveviaduct #undertheviaduct #iloveharlem #ilovemyneighborhood #diannesmith #diannesmithart (at Riverside Drive Viaduct)

One of my #publicart video installation entitled Imitation of Life projected on the billboard of #thecottonclub #harlem @wharlemartfund #undertheviaduct #harlemartist #art #iloveharlem #ilovemyneighborhood #dopeblackartist #diannesmith #diannesmithart (at Cotton Club Jazz Harlem)

@wharlemartfund another great #publicart intervention #undertheviaduct #harlem #westharlempierspark #diannesmith #diannesmithart #iloveharlem #ilovemyneighborhood (at West Harlem Piers Park)

@wharlemartfund #diannesmithart beautiful evening in #harlem #westharlempierspark. #ilovemyneighborhood #harlemartist #harlemoutdoors #undertheviaduct  (at West Harlem Piers Park)

@wharlemartfund #diannesmithart beautiful evening in #harlem #westharlempierspark. #ilovemyneighborhood #harlemartist #harlemoutdoors #undertheviaduct (at West Harlem Piers Park)

#ilovemyharlemcommunity #documentingmomentsinmyneighborhood Another reason to love #harlem! Where else would you have a random parade under your window in the #summer?! #lenoxavenue #lenoxave #summer2014 #summerinnyc #summerinharlem #diannesmith #diannesmithart #iloveharlem #ilovemyneighborhood

Yesterday I was in H&M using my CC and like any other time shopping in #Harlem I was asked for my Drivers License as proof of ID. It is just one of those annoying mico aggressions suffered uptown! Anyway, I couldn’t find it and thought perhaps I left it home. Can I just add, the cashier attempted to lecture me about not having it!! On the way home as I am walking by Jacob Restaurant on the corner of Lenox & 129th the really nice woman that woks there is standing out front waiting for me! I greet her as usual with a big smile and she says I just rang your bell! At this point I’m a little confused, she pulls my drivers license out of an envelope and says some one found it outside the restaurant and brought it in. She recognized me and ran it directly over to me! I am do Thankful, the thought of going through the process if replacing my DL, I can’t! This is just one of the many reasons #Ilovemyharlemcommunity! People look out for each other here, and take the time to speak, say hello, and remember you! Please visit Jacob http://www.jacobrestaurant.com #iloveharlem #diannesmith #diannesmithart  (at Jacob Soul Food Restaurant)

Yesterday I was in H&M using my CC and like any other time shopping in #Harlem I was asked for my Drivers License as proof of ID. It is just one of those annoying mico aggressions suffered uptown! Anyway, I couldn’t find it and thought perhaps I left it home. Can I just add, the cashier attempted to lecture me about not having it!! On the way home as I am walking by Jacob Restaurant on the corner of Lenox & 129th the really nice woman that woks there is standing out front waiting for me! I greet her as usual with a big smile and she says I just rang your bell! At this point I’m a little confused, she pulls my drivers license out of an envelope and says some one found it outside the restaurant and brought it in. She recognized me and ran it directly over to me! I am do Thankful, the thought of going through the process if replacing my DL, I can’t! This is just one of the many reasons #Ilovemyharlemcommunity! People look out for each other here, and take the time to speak, say hello, and remember you! Please visit Jacob http://www.jacobrestaurant.com #iloveharlem #diannesmith #diannesmithart (at Jacob Soul Food Restaurant)

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands currently  @brooklynmuseum is another exhibition to see… #art #nycart #diannesmith #diannesmithart (at Brooklyn Museum Of Art)

Swoon: Submerged Motherlands currently @brooklynmuseum is another exhibition to see… #art #nycart #diannesmith #diannesmithart (at Brooklyn Museum Of Art)

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
~Pablo Picasso

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