Art, music, fashion, finance,tourism ,architecture, shopping and entertainment – Rishi Menon presents the city of New York as seen through his camera lenses while his better half & travel mate Suchi shares her experience through the photo narratives…
1. Times Square
Times Square in NYC, short for New York City stretches from 42nd street to 47th Street and is one of the most vibrant spots in New York City. It’s a place to just walk around, look at the bustling crowd which includes locals and the awestruck tourists. There are souvenir stores, TKTS booth which is a discount ticket booth for Broadway and off-Broadway shows and few of the major Broadway theatres. The main street of Times Square is closed to vehicular traffic and there are chairs kept on those roads for tourists to take in the atmosphere.
2. Times Square at Night
Times Square is a place which never sleeps. Even at night it is crowded with people heading to watch a late night show or clubs which are plenty in this area. One of the most prominent structures is the curved seven-story NASDAQ sign. It is also the venue for the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop. New York City offers a wide variety of cuisines ranging from high end restaurants to roadside carts. On 53rd and 6th st, there is a chicken rice cart and the food is out of this world, but be prepared to stand in the queue because it’s quite popular.
3. Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty is on Liberty Island and can be reached by a ferry. There are ferries which take you directly to Liberty Island which can be quite crowded during holidays and weekend. If you don’t want to get down on the island, you can take a free ferry to Staten Island. This ferry takes passengers to Staten Island and back and it circles Liberty Island. But you do need to get down and reenter for a roundtrip. Statue of Liberty was a gift to America by France and was often the first sight of America seen by immigrants from Europe giving them a sign of hope.
4. Manhattan Skyline
New York is considered to have one of the best skylines and the best time to photograph it is during sunset from Hudson river or from New Jersey state which is the neighboring state of New York. In New Jersey, Liberty State Park, Jersey City or Hoboken are places from where you can take pictures of the skyline. To visit New York, one can stay in New York City, but the hotels are very expensive. The other option is to stay in New Jersey state and then catch a train to New York City. Hotels are cheaper in New Jersey.
5. Wall Street
This is the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, the financial district of New York City. You can either take the subway to Wall St station or walk which is also the best way to see New York City.
6. Wall Street Bull
The Wall Street Bull also referred to as the Charging Bull is a Bronze Sculpture near Wall Street. It is one of the most popular photo stops in NYC. It symbolizes Wall Street, the financial district.
7. Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge which connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn used to be the longest suspension bridge in the world. It looks beautiful in day time and night time and is often featured in Hollywood movies. It has a separate walkway along the centerline for pedestrians and bicycles and you can see the Manhattan skyline when you walk on the bridge.
More on the city of New York in the next post…..
Wishing all the readers a very happy new year. May this year be as colorful and exciting as the photographs from our various travels…
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