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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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Chinese new year 2024

Living in NYC for so long I never got the chance to see the Chinese New Year celebrations. I decided to take my camera and start walking from Chatham square into Mott Street. I witnessed the dancing dragons, parents carrying kids on their backs, and many happy dogs. Meanwhile the vibrant red lanterns sway overhead, casting a warm glow on the festive crowds. The air is alive with anticipation. I can’t help but feel a surge of excitement coursing through me as I embark on my first-ever Chinese New Year celebration in New York City. Similarly, transitioning to Mott Street,…

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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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TWA hotel JFK NYC main bar

I felt like stepping into a time capsule of aviation history at the TWA Hotel, nestled within the iconic TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport. As someone who recently explored this transformed masterpiece, I couldn’t help but be captivated by the seamless blend of mid-century modern glamour and contemporary luxury. The architect responsible for this masterpiece is Eero Saarinen. Fantastic work! He also designed other architectural masterpieces around the world. After a NYC Subway ride – The best metropolitan train system in the world – I decided to visit the TWA hotel at JFK here in NYC. I have seen…

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Christmas tree Rockefeller Center New York City.

There are many places to visit while in New York City. You can travel to NYC and experience most attractions by using our great MTA Subway system which is one of the best in the world. During this month one of the best FREE attractions to see the is the Rockefeller Center tree for Xmas which is happening tomorrow November 29. Plan your trip to NYC for Christmas today! Why wait? The heart of New York City at Rockefeller Center will be illuminated and hundreds of visitors from all over the world will be there. There should be a singer…

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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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Original White Brick Building Lower East Side NYC

New York City is a fascinating architectural wonderland that attracts visitors from all over the world. The city is home to some of the most iconic buildings, structures, and landmarks, which have come to define the Big Apple’s unique character. From the towering skyscrapers that dominate the city’s skyline to the intricate and historic architecture of its neighborhoods, NYC’s architectural diversity is second to none. In this brief essay, I will delve deeper into why NYC’s architecture is a marvel to behold. Firstly, New York City’s architecture is a testament to the city’s resilience and innovative spirit. The city has…

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New LIRR station grand central

The new LIRR Station in Grand Central is an exciting addition to New York City’s transportation network. For years, commuters have been clamoring for easier access to Long Island and the suburbs, and this new station finally delivers. The station is sleek and modern, with state-of-the-art amenities and a prime location in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. As someone who’s used the LIRR to commute to and from the city for years, I can’t overstate how much of a game-changer this new station is. It’s incredibly convenient to be able to arrive in the heart of Manhattan without having to…

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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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new york city architecture design

Manhattan is one of the five boroughs of New York City. It is the most densely populated and visited place in the United States. Manhattan’s history dates to 1624, when it was founded by the Dutch. The borough is home to many famous landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Central Park. Furthermore, there are many things to do in Manhattan, including shopping, dining, and visiting museums. The History of Manhattan Manhattan became the center of a thriving and expanding metropolis in the nineteenth century, especially after the Erie Canal was opened in 1825. When Manhattan was combined…

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Staten Island is in the New York City borough of Staten Island. The island has a rich history, with archaeological evidence dating back to the Upper Paleolithic period. The Dutch settled on Staten Island in the 17th century, and the British claimed it in the 18th century. The island became a penal colony in the early 19th century and was ceded to New York City in 1898. It was mainly populated by Italian immigrants during the early 20th century. It is known for its natural beauty, diverse cultural heritage, and rich history. The History of Staten Island New York City’s…

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Brooklyn New York City sunset

Brooklyn in New York City has been a center of maritime activity since the early 17th century and became a major commercial center in the mid-19th century. The Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge, opened in 1883. The borough is now home to a diverse population with a rich cultural heritage. Brooklyn’s rich history dates to the early days of Dutch settlement. Today, Brooklyn is a culturally diverse borough with plenty to see and do. From bustling neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Bushwick to tranquil oases like Prospect Park, there is something for everyone in Brooklyn. The History of Brooklyn…

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The Bronx borough in New York City is located on the mainland of the United States, directly north of Manhattan and east of Queens. The Bronx was one of the five boroughs consolidated into a city in 1898. The Bronx borough has a rich history, with landmarks and attractions that reflect its heritage. The borough was named after Jonas Bronck, born in Sweden and later moved to the United States. He owned a large farm in what is now the Bronx. The borough has a rich history that dates to the 1600s. There are also many modern attractions in The…

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Queens New York City architecture

Queens in one of the great boroughs located in New York City. The borough has a rich history and is known for its diversity. It was founded in 1683 and became a city in 1898. Queens is the most ethnically diverse borough in the United States, with more than two hundred languages. Queens is home to many attractions, such as the Queens Zoo and Flushing Meadows Park. There are many reasons to come to Queens, including its vibrant culture and beautiful landscape. The History of Queens Queens is the most populated of New York City’s five boroughs. It has 2.271…

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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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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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