Bridge at 59th
The speed of life in New York City inspired Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, both musicians from Queens, to write and record a song about the Queensboro Bridge, "The 59th Street Bridge Song" ("Feelin' Groovy") in 1966. Gheorghe made the image from Roosevelt Island in 2019.
The bridge crosses East River and connects Long Island City, Queens, to the Upper East Side Manhattan, and passes over Roosevelt Island, which was Gheorghe’s first home in America.
Never Sleeps is a photograph made in 2018 inspired by the atmosphere of the city at night. The city's attractions gave New York City the nickname of "the city that never sleeps," a nickname used in both movies and songs.
The inspiration for The Rondo is "Blue Rondo la Turk," a jazz standard composition by Dave Brubeck. The photograph captures the beat of jazz with a round pattern of lights moving with rhythm and harmony. Gheorghe made this photograph from Roosevelt Island in 2019.
42nd Street hosts some of the best-known buildings in the city. This skyscraper made of glass that looks like a clarinet at night is Bank of America Tower, located at One Bryant Park on 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. Many musical events and movie screenings take place in Bryant Park.