Someone could write a dissertation from these pictures- learn something about our times. Preserve them for posterity, will you?
What a city, New York.
Almost one year after 9/11, we took the Staten Island Ferry over to NYC to see Ground Zero. Rachel, who was barely 5 at the time, was overwhelmed by the sheer size and tallness of the buildings. I think I spent more time watching her reaction to things than I did sightseeing. When we took the ferry back to Staten Island, she cried. It must have seemed like a magical place. It was a treat for me to see it through her eyes. I wish we'd had a video camera.
Wonderful images! Some are truly beautiful compositions. And....you just saved me hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars! I will not have to visit NYC and can stay here in Missouri and go for visits in Washington. NYC doesn't look like my kind of town! Too many people, too much stuff, not enough sky.
My times in New York were in the 70s and early 80s - not so many cell phones, piercings and iPods, then. Still, your photos took me directly back to the wonder of it all. I didn't live there, but had an aunt on West 16th and friends up in Morningside Heights, so I had opportunity for good, long visits and plenty of time to roam.
I think you must be in person as you are in your writing - straightforward, open, approachable. It takes that kind of person to photograph people as you have.
That was fun! I just watched New York go by!
The photos are a great tribute to a unique and vibrant city. Thank you for sharing.
New York is one of two cities that I've been to that overwhelms with a sense of just how massive the place is (Tokyo is the other). But I think New York has a greater variety of people than any other place on the face of the earth. Your photos show that to good effect, Gerard.
A welcome respite from the relentless and knee-jerk Obama-bashing that is this site's stock in trade. I will happily concede that this is a surprisingly enjoyable and nicely curated collection of images of the city, and it does a good job of capturing the best of its small moments.
If you posted more of this and less of the Obama = Evil propaganda, this might actually be a site worth one's time.