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Old Posted Oct 5, 2021, 10:57 PM
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Smile New York City (Midtown East, Billionaires Row, Top of the Rock, Bryant Park)

My first trip since all hell broke loose - we spent a few days (not enough ) in New York City and the Hamptons last week. Always a great time, even if we didn't get out to see as much as we'd hoped. Wish I could have packed some gear (tripod, etc.) for crisper pics but wasn't in the cards - ah well, just another reason to come back.

It's never a great pic (shooting from a taxi or bus) but I always love the view coming into the City from the east, in this case from the Hamptons Ambassador:



Our "home away from home" - the Lexington (48th and Lex); not the fanciest but great location to get where we wanted to go.



One piece of advice I give to any photographer when traveling - if you see an older and more ornate house of worship, see if it's open. I'm not a church-goer in the slightest but I can appreciate the workmanship in these structures (even if my skin blisters a little In this case, St. Thomas - a huge Gothic church on Fifth Avenue:















Next up, some nibbles and champagne at the Palm Court in the Plaza Hotel:






And a stroll around Billionaires Row:


Hampshire House (my favorite of the Central Park 'icons') and Central Park Tower.







I've been a member of SSP and skyscraper supergeek since the dawn of time, but even this spot made me a little dizzy





Proof my husband has good taste - one, he married me and two - he really likes the Hearst Building:











St. Patrick's Cathedral - last time we were here, this was all covered in scaffolding.















Construction site for the new Chase tower - still boggles my mind they demolished a building taller (and much larger, floorplate-wise) than Cleveland's Terminal Tower to rebuild something more than twice as high



Pics from Midtown and Hells Kitchen en route to Top of the Rock:




























































Back down to earth with some wise words.



Next up, Bryant Park and the Library



































Not that the Metlife/Pan Am Building is small but it's almost "cute" compared to some of the big beast buildings going up now.



But some of NYC's treasures are found in the small and unexpected places.







Next up in a new thread - Circle Line Ferry tour, Roosevelt Island and more.



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Old Posted Oct 5, 2021, 11:12 PM
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Love it! Haven't been there in about 2.5 years and I'm definitely missing it. Thanks for these great photos!
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Old Posted Oct 5, 2021, 11:45 PM
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Those views from the Top of the Rock are unrea! Really, those new tall buildings seem to have come straight from a sci-fi movie.

Beautiful pics and thanks for sharing!
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2021, 2:08 AM
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Wonderful set! You captured the new "Billionaire's Row" towers from the vantage point I've wanted to see. Lots of other great shots of NYC gems too.
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Really nice shots! Love the pics from 30 Rock, and the NYPL pics.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2021, 4:13 AM
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Such an amazing looking city, they are really building them taller and skinnier. I love the shots showing the downtown Brooklyn skyline, it has really grown in the past few years.

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Old Posted Oct 6, 2021, 5:08 AM
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Classic shots from 30 Rock. So much has changed over the years, and you have captured those changes. Great job!
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Amazing. Thanks for posting!
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NYC never ceases to amaze. The city’s collection of elegant older buildings is so vast that it’s easy to fail to appreciate them. I liked the attention your photos brings to them.
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New York City is just so massive. There is just so much there.
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I must get back to NYC soon. Thank you for sharing your great photos!
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Great pics! Like an appetizer for me. Going to NY tomorrow morning (6AM flight - ugh). Working from NY office - MetLife building, then a weekend of shows. LIVE THEATER! First time in NY since ...August 2018?!?! Is that possible?

Gorgeous pics. Who needs photo gear when you have such a good eye.
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Nice pictures! I especially liked the ones from Top of the Rock looking north, northwest, and west. I can see a lot of landmarks that I use or drive by when heading to New England.

You had perfect weather, too! September and October are great times for travel. You got the week right, because it has been cloudy all week in this area.
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The supertall in Brooklyn is getting up there. Good post.
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Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

Can we know which camera/lens did you use ?
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Quite the tour and shots.

Thanks!
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