Jul 6, 2023
Why we’re fascinated: Because Cirillo is watching New York. Literally. Since 2016 Cirillo has stationed himself on street corners in Williamsburg and Greenpoint and snapped thousands of photos of fabulously attired New Yorkers. It started as an homage to the late, great Bill Cunningham, the New York Times street style photographer, but the passion project has very much morphed into its own thing: On Instagram, where he has nearly 1 million followers @watchingnewyork, and more recently on TikTok, Cirillo posts candid shots of — and interviews with — stylish Brooklynites. It all adds up to a sizzling and swaggy slice of life in the borough. Look out for the “Watching New York” coffee table book next year.
— Brian Braiker