That Time New York City Got in the Way of My Camera

Posted on January 7, 2015

Most people can easily identify themselves as a mountain, beach, or city person. When asked which I prefer, I realize that I’m not most people.

“I’m seasonal.”

This is often followed by a (well-deserved) blank stare accompanied by an awkward pause. And sometimes, I get the “I don’t think you understood my question” squint and head tilt.

My explanation is brief; in the spring, summer and fall, I love trips to the mountains and the beach. The rest of the time, my heart belongs to the city. Specifically, the best city in the world–New York City.

Here are a few images from my most recent jaunt. Yes, I played tourist for the day. Just enjoy the photos.

Grand Central Station at dusk.

Grand Central Station at dusk.

 

DUMBO

Brooklyn Bridge Park on an epic 8-mile run through Manhattan and Brooklyn.

 

Manhattan, Bridge, NYC, FDR, East River, Brooklyn, skyline

The best way to get intimate with this amazing city is to run it. I almost lost it when I approached this spot. Un. Fucking. Real.

 

 

Manhattan Bridge

The magical, grungy, and rickety-as-hell Manhattan Bridge.

 

NYC Yellow Taxi

“That is like. So New York.” – Tourist

 

Time Square, NYC // New Year's Eve 2014

3…2…1

 

Times Square, NYC // New Year's Day 2015

Lights! Paper! Booze! Fun fact: this photo was re-posted on Instagram by NBC 4 NY. #ZackWonNYE

 

Tough to beat this view on NYE.

Tough to beat this view on NYE.

NYPD Police

It was cold. I was bored. It looked cool…

Times Square from Top of the Rock

Blowing off some steam

 

Chrysler Building Reflection

 

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

A quiet conversation in a city of chaos.

 

Somewhere in Midtown

New York provides all the spirituality I need.

 

Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn

New York is inconvenient, crass, imperfect, and so fucking obnoxious. But that’s exactly what I love about her.

 

Top of the Rock Observation Deck

The best, the biggest, and the brightest in all the world.

 

NYC Yellow Taxi in motion

I know. It’s blurry. But the colors are pretty.

 

Smoky Chrysler Building

Take it all in. Even the steam from the underbelly of a concrete metropolis.

Empire State Building from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

OMG ESB NYC

 

Tourists on Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Someone should start a Tumblr that consists of shots of people taking photos from the Top of the Rock.

 

Empire State Building from Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Cliche. I know.

 

Top of the Rock Observation Deck, NYC

Trapped tourists.

 

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