American photographer Lauren Fleishman (Lauren Fleishman) to meet and talk with the New York married couples who have lived together for more than half a century.
Itzik and Gold Pollack, Mill Basin, Brooklyn
Golden: "We knew each other before the war, but never talked to each other. He met with the other girls, because it was much, much older than me. You know, he was very nice, he was a tailor, and he had a workshop where he sewed men's suits. When we came back from the war, he moved to my sister's house. And I have lived it. This August will be 63 years old, we are married. I'll tell you love has come gradually. Not right away. We were young and he was older, but I liked him. He kindly spoke to me. We have two kids. A boy and a girl. "
Bernard Webber and Layla Little Neck, NY
BERNARD: "We grow old together, more or less the same. The sun rises and the sun sets. You too, you're getting old, like me. But we humble ourselves with it. I know how many years I have lived, I rejoiced and was not alone. And I'm grateful for it. "
Jacob and Maria Shapirshteyn Lounge, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
MARIA: "We live in this apartment for 11 years. And before that four years living at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Kings Highway. We love to walk along the waterfront, daily pass for three miles. At two o'clock, we watch the news. I love books, and he reads books, and newspapers. What is the secret love? The secret - a secret, and I do not reveal their secrets! "
Murray and Esther Redlits, Mill Basin, Brooklyn
Esther: "I believe that now is the best of times, and we are very scared, because the people around us go. So we love each other even more. We're worried about each other. You know, sometimes I say something, and he was reading my thoughts. They say that if you fall asleep on one pillow, you will have the same thoughts. I think that's what happened with us. We seem to think, sometimes we even seem to dress - to get clothes out of the closet and dress the same. It all years. Years. "
Gino and Angie Terranova, Staten Island, New York
ANGIE: "Oh do not think about aging. We're growing old together, and when a person constantly see dramatic changes do not notice. Do not say: "Oh, and you have wrinkles appear!" And the next day: "Well, it is now a little deeper." That is, I do not wonder every day: "My husband is already in '83. Lord, I am married to an old man. " And I hope he treats me so well. "