Category Archives: NYC Landmarks

Manhattan Bridge entrance

My little photographic adventure, I set my sights on the majestic Manhattan Bridge. An iconic symbol of New York City’s skyline. In order to transition from the bustling streets of Manhattan, I step onto the Manhattan bridge pedestrian walkway. Eager to capture its grandeur from a unique perspective. Then, as I walk the rhythmic hum of traffic below fades into the background. Replaced by the steady rhythm of my footsteps echoing against the steel beams. Transitioning from Manhattan to Brooklyn, the cityscape unfolds before me like a panoramic canvas. Each frame teeming with life and energy. Afterward, walking to the…

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Office at City Hall entrance

As a street photographer, I thrive on capturing the essence of iconic landmarks, and few places embody the spirit of New York City quite like City Hall. Nestled in the heart of Lower Manhattan, this architectural gem beckons with its timeless elegance and rich history. Transitioning from the bustling streets to the serene oasis of City Hall Park, I’m greeted by a symphony of sights and sounds. Conversely, the grandeur of the building is undeniable, its neoclassical facade commanding attention amidst the modern skyline. Moreover stepping closer, I’m captivated by the intricate details that adorn the building – from the…

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Xmas tree in Bryant Park

Hola! from the winter wonderland that is Bryant Park in the heart of New York City. As I recently experienced the magic of this iconic spot on a cloudy holiday day, I couldn’t help but be swept away by the festive enchantment that permeates every inch of this urban oasis. The air is crisp, the sky adorned with soft, fluffy clouds, and Bryant Park is transformed into a holiday spectacle that would warm even the chilliest day. The park’s Winter Village, nestled amidst skyscrapers, is a glittering jewel of holiday cheer. From ice skating under the cloudy sky to perusing…

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Chelsea market NYC

Today, I’m buzzing with excitement to share my recent adventure through the bustling lanes of the Chelsea Market in the heart of New York City. Picture this: a labyrinth of food stalls, boutiques, and vibrant energy that makes this spot an absolute must-visit for anyone craving a unique NYC experience. The gastronomic journey at Chelsea Market First things first, is nothing short of divine. From artisanal chocolates to freshly baked pastries, the aromas swirling through the air are enough to make your taste buds do a happy dance. As I meandered through the market, my senses were treated to a…

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The tenth numbers Rockefeller center NYC

Rockefeller Center is known for hosting various events, exhibitions, and installations throughout the year, including art exhibitions, seasonal decorations, and public art displays. The “Tenth Numbers Exhibition” is a recent one by Robert Indiana the creator of the iconic Love and Hope metal structures in New York City. Take a look a some photos I took during my walk in Manhattan NYC the other day. Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City isn’t just a hub for business; it’s a dynamic canvas for art and a testament to human creativity. The center’s art exhibitions and public displays are…

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St Barts Episcopal parish architecture

Nestled amidst the bustling streets of Manhattan, in the heart of the Gramercy Park neighborhood, stands a historic gem that has silently witnessed the ebb and flow of time: St. Bart’s Episcopal Parish Church. This iconic church has become a cherished part of New Yorker’s life, as its towering spire and rich history have drawn me in time and time again. St. Bart’s, officially known as St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, is an architectural marvel, designed in the Byzantine Revival style. Its grandeur is immediately evident as you approach its arched entrance on Park Avenue and East 51st Street. The magnificence…

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red fire and police call box

I noticed the other day after brewing my favorite coffee at home that we still have all these red fire police call box all over New York City. In this age of the internet and high technology where everybody can just pull out their mobile phones and contact the fire department or the police. Some years ago during the Giuliani and Bloomberg NYC government administration there were plans to remove these beautiful landmarks. But, many opposed to the law. And it makes sense, how about if the internet goes down? no smart phones or any new medium of communication? At…

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Madison Square Park Man walking by Water Fountain

There are many big parks in the world, but Madison Square Park in NYC holds a special place for me. Surrounded by historic buildings anyone can walk by having a great cup of coffee and enjoy the view. Madison Square Park in NYC has been one of the most valuable parks for New Yorkers. Madison Square Park is a place of nostalgia and memories in the heart of New York City. As I stroll through the park, I am reminded of the many moments I have spent there, each one filled with its own unique sense of nostalgia and reflection.…

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Pier 76 New York City

While walking on the Hudson River and 34th Street I found the renovated Pier 76. This was one of the main piers in NYC for transportation and cargo back in the days. Now, Pier 76 in New York City has become a public park. There are many events going on almost during the entire year at this location. Make sure to visit the NYC Parks website above to see the schedule. Pier 76 is located on the Hudson River in Manhattan, and it’s been a part of the city’s landscape for over a century. Originally, it was used as a…

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Williamsburg bridge New York City

The Williamsburg bridge, one of New York’s most famous landmarks is a suspension bridge built in 1903. Built across New York’s East River, this iconic architectural wonder connects Manhattan’s East Side to the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. When opened 117 years ago, the Williamsburg bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world but the exposed iron frames and lack of extra design elements left many Americans unimpressed. Today the Williamsburg bridge stands tall not just as a symbol of New York city but it represents the ingenuity of American architecture and the long-term vision of the past leaders of…

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Welcome sign view from Seaport

Walking in New York City while having authentic Latin America coffee from Guatemala I bumped into the Seaport District in Manhattan the other day. I experienced one the best sunset at seaport district. The Seaport District in New York City is a magical place to witness a sunset. As the sun dips below the skyline, the sky explodes with a riot of colors, casting a warm glow over the historic cobblestone streets and old-world buildings. It’s a moment of tranquility and beauty amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the things I love most about watching the…

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Grand Central Terminal main lobby

Atlas statue at Rockefeller New York City
Atlas statue at Rockefeller New York City

The magic of Grand Central Terminal in New York City and the neighborhoods around are inspiring. During the pandemic of 2020 the neighborhood has become more quiet and cleaner. I took a walk while having the best coffee from Latin America the other day and decided to take some pictures.

Grand Central Terminal is one of New York’s greatest landmarks and contains perhaps the city’s finest civic space. However, over time it has become a victim of its own success. A building designed to be used by 75,000 people per day now routinely handles ten times that number with up to a million on peak days.

Church doors by Grand Central
Church doors by Grand Central

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NYC Moments Wall Street Xmas Tree

Xmas day in New York City in 2020 is very different from other years. But, more New Yorkers came out to enjoy pictures with the Xmas tree, the Fearless Girl of Wall Street and the Bull of Wall Street. These are normally tourists attractions where you have to stand in line for hours to take a picture in a rush. I was also able to appreciate the tall buildings, including the wonderful details carved into the brick, from a different angle while having an amazing Latin America Coffee. Xmas Day in New York City in 2020 where there are almost…

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Brooklyn Bridge Forbidden Locks

Brooklyn Bridge Forbidden Locks pictures I took during one of my NYC Moments walks across the Brooklyn Bridge. Have you ever walked over this bridge? The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most popular bridges in the world. Walk over while drinking your favorite specialty coffee or tea.

Well, you may have heard that people have been attaching padlocks to the Brooklyn Bridge as a symbol of their love for years now. But did you know that these locks have actually been causing damage to the bridge?

That’s why the locks have been banned since 2016, and why they are now known as “forbidden locks.” The weight of the locks can cause the bridge’s cables to stretch, which can weaken the entire structure. And with over 10,000 locks at one point, you can imagine how much strain that would put on the bridge!

It’s a shame that something meant to be a symbol of love has caused harm to such an iconic structure. But the good news is that there are plenty of other ways to show your love and appreciation for the Brooklyn Bridge – like taking a romantic walk across it at sunset, or simply admiring its beautiful architecture from afar.

Let me know what you think about these Brooklyn Bridge Forbidden Locks pictures by leaving a comment in the comments area below. Thanks!

nyc moments brooklyn bridge no locks fine sign
nycmoments brooklyn bridge locks no locks fine
nyc moments brooklyn bridge tina christoff heart lock
nycmoments brooklyn bridge locks no locks tina christoff
nycmoments brooklyn bridge no locks at bridge
nycmoments brooklyn bridge locks no locks at bridge

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NYC Architecture Wall Art

New York City is a center for inspiration for most designers and architects around the world. Come visit the historic neighborhood of Lower East Side. Original architecture LES NYC for inspiration is below.

As someone who has always been fascinated by the history and architecture of New York City, I find the original buildings and structures in the Lower East Side to be particularly inspiring.

The Lower East Side is home to some of the oldest buildings in New York City, many of which have been preserved or restored to their original glory. These structures offer a window into the city’s past, revealing the architectural styles and building techniques of generations gone by. From the ornate facades of the tenement buildings to the stately brick warehouses, these buildings tell a story of the city’s growth and development over time.

One of the things I love most about the Lower East Side’s original architecture is the way it reflects the diverse cultures and styles that have influenced the neighborhood over the years. From the ornate terra cotta facades of the early 20th century Jewish buildings to the sleek Art Deco designs of the 1930s, the Lower East Side’s architecture is a testament to the many influences that have shaped the neighborhood’s identity.

Another reason I find the Lower East Side’s original architecture so inspiring is the incredible attention to detail and craftsmanship that went into creating these structures. From the intricate masonry work on the facades to the ornate ironwork on the fire escapes, these buildings are a testament to the skill and dedication of the architects, builders, and craftsmen of the past.

Finally, the original architecture of the Lower East Side is a reminder of the importance of preserving our city’s heritage and history. As New York City continues to grow and change, it’s crucial that we take steps to protect the buildings and structures that have shaped our past and continue to define our present. These buildings serve as a tangible link to our shared history, and inspire me to advocate for their preservation and protection.

In conclusion, the original architecture LES NYC is a constant source of inspiration for me. It offers a glimpse into the city’s past, showcases a unique blend of cultures and styles, highlights the craftsmanship and attention to detail of the past, and serves as a reminder of the importance of preservation. As I wander the streets of the neighborhood, I can’t help but feel a sense of wonder and appreciation for the buildings and structures that have stood the test of time, and I look forward to seeing how they continue to shape the city’s future.

Grab a cup of coffee, walk around, and see these unique buildings, some built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Contact me if you would like more information or if you are interested in collaborating.

Original Architecture building at LES
Authentic building at Broome and Ludlow Streets in LES
Building in LES with fire scape design

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New York Public Library Main Branch

New York Public library main branch

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NYC Moments Statue of Lenin

Lower East Side NYC is a historic hood. We have many generations of immigrants and new people are moving in. I like to show the original architecture and way of life of LES. I have been in this hood since the 1990s.

This vibrant and eclectic neighborhood in New York City is a must-see for newcomers to the city. With a rich history, diverse culture, and endless array of things to do and see, the Lower East Side is the perfect place to explore and make new discoveries.

One of the highlights of the Lower East Side is its incredible food scene. From traditional Jewish delis to trendy gastropubs and innovative fusion cuisine, there’s something for every palate and budget. Whether you’re craving a classic bagel and lox or want to try something new and adventurous, the Lower East Side’s culinary offerings are sure to impress.

But the Lower East Side isn’t just about food. It’s also home to a thriving arts and music scene, with galleries, performance spaces, and music venues showcasing everything from avant-garde experimental art to classic jazz and rock performances. As a newcomer to the city, the Lower East Side is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant creative community and discover new artists and musicians.

Of course, no visit to the Lower East Side would be complete without exploring its rich history and cultural landmarks. From the Tenement Museum to the New Museum, there are countless museums and historic sites that offer a window into the Lower East Side’s past and present. Whether you’re interested in learning about the area’s immigrant history or want to see some of the city’s most innovative contemporary art, the Lower East Side is a fascinating and endlessly rewarding destination for newcomers to the city.

In the end, the Lower East Side NYC is a neighborhood that has something for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie, a music lover, a history buff, or just someone looking to explore and discover all that the city has to offer, the Lower East Side is a neighborhood that will inspire and delight. So come on in, grab a bite to eat, explore the galleries and museums, and make yourself at home in this vibrant and endlessly fascinating part of New York City.

NYC Moments Gentrification in LES
NYC Moments man fishing East River

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