A 300-Foot Wealth Gap in Yonkers
When the photographer Melissa Bunni Elian looked at an aerial image of Yonkers, she saw two cities: Atop the New York suburb’s many hills were tree-lined streets and stately homes; beneath them lay a dense grid of buildings. “One area was basically a park, and the other was concrete,” said Ms. Elian, who grew up in Yonkers. “That really spoke to me of the inequality in America.”
Melissa Bunni Elian is a Haitian-American journalist who has been satisfying her curiosity and passion for people and storytelling by capturing everyday life and historical moments using words, photos, video and audio since 2008.
This story originally appeared in The New York Times with support from EHRP.