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New York-New York-New York - The Town So Nice They Named It 3 Times

Tourist-Style NYC

This summer I was in NYC briefly with my wife and son who had never been, so we spent a couple days in the city doing the tourist thing. We didn’t have a whole lot of time – 2 days before we went upstate and a half day at the end of our trip, and with a young child, it’s difficult to do a lot of walking and photo-taking, but I did my best. I’ve been to New York many times, but I’m always in awe of it.

These are pretty touristy pics, and we’ve all seen Manhattan on here before, so I did some heavy editing on a few of these with the software I have at work just to see what else I could come up with.

Herald Square









We went up in the Empire State Building. I went up when I was really young, and was curious to check out Top of the Rock this time, but since I was playing tour guide to my son, we decided it would be a lot more impressive for him to tell his friends he had been to the top of the ESB. It was pretty hazy, but great views nonetheless.











Back to the ground and it was raining











Canal Street. I used to stock up on Dancehall mix tapes and bootleg CDs when I came here as a teenager.



Topless man alert












Downtown








Back to Midtown for a musical saw serenade







Central Park.






“Yeah, can you draw a picture of me and pretend I’m sitting next to a girl?”


Upper East Side.







We had dinner with my cousin who lives in Manhattan at the pizza place in this photo. Someone told him it was supposed to be the best pizza in the city… eh. I wondered how many pizza places claimed that. Anyway, it wasn’t the New York style pizza I was used to. Not bad, though.







The Times Square area… I’m not a huge fan of it. It’s a little too crowded and gaudy for me. But worth a stroll through if you’ve never been. These are from two separate days – one at the beginning, one before, one after our trip upstate.









I ate at that Sahara Grill when I was in NYC a few years ago. I make it a point to go back everytime I’m in Manhattan.





Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass









The New York City Waterfalls – much more impressive in your imagination than in real life.



Greatest city in the world.
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In a way I hate looking at photos of New York because it just makes me want to jump on a plane to visit the city. I've been too many times to count, but you just never get tired of it.

Anyway I love your photos, thanks for sharing.
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I would love to live there......but how do people afford it?
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Wow, great set.
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Great street shots!
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Glad to be from this amazing city. Great photos!
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Fantastico. I need to get back for a spring visit.
Really great shots.
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Sweet.

Next time you should venture out of Manhattan, or at least more exotic locales.


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I would love to live there......but how do people afford it?
It all depends on where you move. There are tons of places worth checking out there.
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Sweet.

Next time you should venture out of Manhattan, or at least more exotic locales.
I posted 2 threads of pics from the neighborhood in Queens where I stayed (Forest Hills). The purpose for the trip was less the city than getting together with family upstate.
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Magnificently done... certainly no reason for the opening disclaimer to get our expectations lowered. :-)

Also... a lot of very non-touristy shots here... showing the grit the grime and all of the sidewalk busy happenings that make NYC unbelievably attractive.

Careful.... your son will get bitten by the NYC ambition bug... he might want to end up there.

Hats off.
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Great street life pics. Very cool.
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Excellent photos, but I didn't appreciate the blatant lying to us all.

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The New York City Waterfalls – much more impressive in your imagination than in real life.
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Nice, sharp shots.

What's that awful post-modern tall thing in the financial district?
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Very nice pictures! I have to make another visit there.
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In a way I hate looking at photos of New York because it just makes me want to jump on a plane to visit the city. I've been too many times to count, but you just never get tired of it.

Anyway I love your photos, thanks for sharing.
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I would love to live there......but how do people afford it?
. . . they live in Brooklyn or Jersey City
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awesome. i can't wait to go back.

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Woah, these pictures are awesome. That last one is amazing and the one with the ESB between the bridge columns is beautiful.

What kind of camera do you have? Great thread. Not touristy at all.
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What kind of camera do you have?
I have a Canon Rebel XTi. These were taken using the standard 18-55 lens. Thanks for the comments, everyone.
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