New York City - A Collection Of Urban Photographs

I traveled to New York City for the first time this October. See my previous posts New York City - 13 Musings From a First Timer and 9/11 Memorial. I'd like to share some of my favorite photos from my stay in Manhattan. Among other things, I even tried my hand at street photography for the first time. Check out the photos!

Why not begin with probably the most iconic sight - the Statue of Liberty. This was taken from a boat (Circle Line Cruise - a must do cruise that circles the entire island of Manhattan).

Lady Liberty, New York. statue of liberty

Lady Liberty, New York. statue of liberty

New York Icons city statue of liberty staten island ferry

New York Icons city statue of liberty staten island ferry

The 9/11 Memorial Museum. This was the only shot I got inside of the museum before security shut me down...

No Day Shall Erase You From The Memory Of Time, 9/11 Museum, New York. city manhatten ground zero people walking

No Day Shall Erase You From The Memory Of Time, 9/11 Museum, New York. city manhatten ground zero people walking

Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park. You may recognize this landmark from several movies. I didn't originally plan on shooting this but when I saw it in person I could not resist.

Bethesda Terrace & Fountain , New York, city central park urban manhatten

Bethesda Terrace & Fountain , New York, city central park urban manhatten

Empire View, New York city building top skyline

Empire View, New York city building top skyline

Brooklyn Bridge By Night, New York city manhatten east river

Brooklyn Bridge By Night, New York city manhatten east river

Lower Manhattan, New York city urban skyline freedom tower world trade center hudson river east coast buildings city clouds atlantic ocean

Lower Manhattan, New York city urban skyline freedom tower world trade center hudson river east coast buildings city clouds atlantic ocean

New York Skyline city manhattan buildings clouds aerial

New York Skyline city manhattan buildings clouds aerial

Above Manhattan, New York city skyline night buildings lights

Above Manhattan, New York city skyline night buildings lights

Brooklyn Bridge, New York city east river city urban skyline freedom tower world trade center

Brooklyn Bridge, New York city east river city urban skyline freedom tower world trade center

Manhattan Via Brooklyn new york city ridge,river reflection night

Manhattan Via Brooklyn new york city ridge,river reflection night

The John Lennon Memorial in Central Park. Imagine all the people...

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The Mall in Central Park (again, you should recognize this from several movies as well).

Central Park, New York city the mall trees people

Central Park, New York city the mall trees people

The hustle and bustle of Times Square is very real.

Times Square, New York city manhatten urban people taxis lights

Times Square, New York city manhatten urban people taxis lights

NYPD Mounties, New York city manhatten times square,pd police officer horses mounted lights

NYPD Mounties, New York city manhatten times square,pd police officer horses mounted lights

Streets of New York city times square people walking

Streets of New York city times square people walking

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Empire State Building, New York. city urban nypd skyscraper

Empire State Building, New York. city urban nypd skyscraper

Light Reading, New York city manhatten queens brooklyn street man homeless reading park

Light Reading, New York city manhatten queens brooklyn street man homeless reading park

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New York Corner city manhattan building taxi people street

New York Corner city manhattan building taxi people street

The subway system in New York City is vast and effective transit solution. I found it a great and affordable way to get around the city. I never had to wait more than five minutes for a train - and that's a good thing since there's NO air conditioning in the subway stations!

59th Street, New York city manhattan subway station

59th Street, New York city manhattan subway station

New York Subway city urban train station

New York Subway city urban train station

I made sure to put a FDNY firehouse on my list to visit. I finally found one wandering the streets of Manhattan.

FDNY fire Station, New York manhatten ladder engine company 16 44 39 firehouse

FDNY fire Station, New York manhatten ladder engine company 16 44 39 firehouse

These guys were great. They invited me in and let me take photos in the apparatus bay. We talked about the fires in California and they said they wished they could come and help us battle them. The firefighters almost seemed like humble celebrities to me. Ever since 9/11 they've been thrust into an unwanted limelight but I found them to be very cordial, diplomatic and accommodating. They treated me like family more or less (if only for 40 minutes).

FDNY fire dept turnouts engine truck firehouse new york city manhattan

FDNY fire dept turnouts engine truck firehouse new york city manhattan

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New York Stock Exchange city building pillars urban

New York Stock Exchange city building pillars urban

The graffiti in Queens is pretty damn epic...

Tiger Art, New York city graffiti wall urban

Tiger Art, New York city graffiti wall urban

Queens Graffiti, New York city urban art

Queens Graffiti, New York city urban art

A typical apartment building with fire escapes galore.

Fire Escapes, New York. city brooklyn manhatten queens building urban apartment

Fire Escapes, New York. city brooklyn manhatten queens building urban apartment

I hope you enjoyed these images as much as I did taking them. My four day visit to NEW York City has inspired me to want to live there for a couple months. There's so much more I need to photograph! Thanks for stopping in!