Our first visit to New York came at the end of our New England tour in 2008.  With a then teenage daughter with us, some time was spent in the retail areas of 5th Avenue but we did manage to get a fair few sights in whilst there.  At the time of this visit, the 9-11 memorial was probably the world's largest building site & you can see some examples in this collection.  We were taken aback with it then and vowed to return to see it once completed.  It took us a further 10 years but was well worth the wait!
When planning the trip, a number of friends gave us the benefit of their experiences & one of those was to time our "tower" visits to late afternoon (we were there at the end of October) so that we could see Manhattan by day and by night.  As you'll see, some stunning views of both Manhattan lighting up and also sunset over New Jersey.  Great piece of advice & I'm glad we followed it.
On our visit to the Rockefeller Centre, we saw the tribute to the steeplejacks who'd built these sky-scrapers in the early 20th century.  I was so taken with their working conditions, compared to the Health & Safety Environment in which we now all exist, that I thought I 'd create a tribute to those guys by giving some of my shots showing steelwork, an aged treatment.
On this visit, we only saw Grand Central Station from the inside - impressive enough but on our return, I was keen to complete the picture by seeing from the outside too.
The contrast between the green space of Central Park and the Upper West Side was staggering - to have such a great space in the centre of a city such as this was truly brilliant and at that time, it even had it's own police precinct!
Time Square also left its mark - there'll certainly always be a demand for the electricity industry whilst the Square exists.
On our final day, we took a walk down to Washington Square towards the tip of Manhattan & I was taken by how differently this felt - a much more European flavour.


Empire State Building, Manhattan
Empire State Building, Manhattan
Chrysler Building, viewed from Empire State, Manhattan
Chrysler Building, viewed from Empire State, Manhattan
5th Avenue at dusk, from the Empire State Building, Manhattan
5th Avenue at dusk, from the Empire State Building, Manhattan
Out towards the Hudson River from the Empire State Building, Manhattan
Out towards the Hudson River from the Empire State Building, Manhattan
Late afternoon Manhattan looks good in black & White too!
Late afternoon Manhattan looks good in black & White too!
Time Square, Manhattan
Time Square, Manhattan
Grand Central Station interior, Manhattan
Grand Central Station interior, Manhattan
Departure boards, Grand Central Station, Manhattan
Departure boards, Grand Central Station, Manhattan
Building artwork, lower east side Manhattan
Building artwork, lower east side Manhattan
Tunel view of the Empire State Building
Tunel view of the Empire State Building
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
Bridges of New York City.  Treated to give an aged look
Bridges of New York City. Treated to give an aged look
Statue of Liberty beyond downtown skyscrapers
Statue of Liberty beyond downtown skyscrapers
Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge, aged photo treatment
Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge, aged photo treatment
Old & New, bridges & skyscrapers, Manhattan
Old & New, bridges & skyscrapers, Manhattan
Grond Zero construction site, Manhattan
Grond Zero construction site, Manhattan
Manhattan's most important building project - Ground Zero
Manhattan's most important building project - Ground Zero
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
Combination of skyscrapers, bright light & thunder skies make for a great black & white
Combination of skyscrapers, bright light & thunder skies make for a great black & white
Time Square, from the north end, Manhattan
Time Square, from the north end, Manhattan
NYPD observation booth, Time Square, Manhattan
NYPD observation booth, Time Square, Manhattan
Central Park, Manhattan
Central Park, Manhattan
The Lake, Central Park, Manhattan
The Lake, Central Park, Manhattan
Upper West Side across the Lake, Central Park, Manhattan
Upper West Side across the Lake, Central Park, Manhattan
John Lennon Memorial, Central Park
John Lennon Memorial, Central Park
Autumn Colours, Central Park, Manhattan
Autumn Colours, Central Park, Manhattan
Greenery, Concrete & glass, Central Park, Manhattan
Greenery, Concrete & glass, Central Park, Manhattan
Trump Towers, 5th Avenue, Manhattan
Trump Towers, 5th Avenue, Manhattan
EmpireeState Building at dusk, from the Rockafeller Centre
EmpireeState Building at dusk, from the Rockafeller Centre
Sunset over Manhattan
Sunset over Manhattan
Sunset overThe Hudson River & New Jersey
Sunset overThe Hudson River & New Jersey
Time Square, from the Rockefeller Centre
Time Square, from the Rockefeller Centre
Washington Square Park,  Manhattan
Washington Square Park, Manhattan

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