Start spreading the news: the Big Apple is back. With spring around the corner, model of the moment Vaquel Tyies takes the season’s styles for a spin in some of the city’s most iconic locations. Photographs by Andres Burgos; styled by Davian Lee Rodriguez Arriaga; text by Siobhan Reid
We love New York. There, we said it. So when it became the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the US last spring, we watched with heavy hearts as the subway cleared out, restaurants and other small businesses closed, and long-time residents fled. But this is a place that bounces back. It’s only a matter of time before a new crop of hopefuls shows up, ready to remake the city in their own image. Even in the depths of last year’s lockdowns, New Yorkers were innovating—just look at all the creative dining setups that have taken over the sidewalks or the artworks that appeared in the parks and squares. Some of the most iconic locales, like Liberty Island, even underwent dramatic upgrades. Take the ferry across the harbour and buy a ticket at the new USD 100 million Statue of Liberty Museum. Standing on the outdoor observation deck, looking up at the 46-metre monument, you’ll be reminded why generations of dreamers came here in the first place: this city is an embodiment of endless possibility—and the unfailing sense that better things are just around the corner.
Thank you to Statue Cruises; Top of the Rock; Brooklyn Bridge; Brooklyn Bridge Park; the Beekman, a Thompson Hotel; and the team at NYC & Company