New York City

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Personal, Places

Broadway in Blue

“Next stop will be New York Penn station everyone, New York Penn station.” The muffled sounds of the conductor’s voice echoed throughout the train. Everyone seemed to rise in unison, as if it were rehearsed, to prepare for my arrival. The train comes to a screeching halt, and the hissing of the doors opening reveals Penn station. As I embark from the train on to the pavement, I am suddenly bombarded by a mob of people pushing in one direction, forcing me up the narrow escalator. I arrive at the top and begin to wander into the hectic city life.

I stopped for a moment just to observe the people in the streets. Many of them were scurrying to get somewhere, talking on the phone, listening to music, and ignoring one another as if they were the only ones here. The men were all dressed in their suits and ties and the women’s high heeled shoes could be heard striking the ground very swiftly one after the other. The enormous skyscrapers tower over me and I can no longer feel the summer sun beating down on my skin. The architecture of each building is so eye-catching and differs from one another. Some appear to be made of all glass, others are more vintage looking, and some even have striking statues attached to the buildings. The streets seem more congested than the sidewalks. The continuous sounds of cars honking at one another pierce through my ears, and the bright yellow taxis are so overpowering to the eyes…

Harlem Blues

Street musician playing tenor clarinet near Times Square, Manhattan

The Wait

Taxicab driver patiently waiting at the curb on 7th Avenue

Halal Food Stand

A busy Halah food stand at the corner of 6th Ave and 53rd Street

Bright Lights

Corner of 42nd Street and 7th Ave near the Theater District

Traffic

Congested traffic on 7th Ave filled with taxis, pedestrians and bikers

A wall of electric billboards on Broadway between West 44th and 45th Street

Manhattan Sunset

A view of the sunset from the corner of West 42nd and 6th Ave

Crosswalk

Pedestrians and cyclist crossing the street in downtown Manhattan

Traffic in Sunset

Traffic in Sunset

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Yellow taxicab

Pretzel Stand

A pretzel stand on Broadway Street

Diners inside the cozy interior of Room Service, a Thai restaurant located in Chelsea, Manhattan

The Evening Shift

A cyclist pedaling one of the many cyclos that dot the night streets in Times Square

Manhattan from Above

View of Manhattan from Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Rainy Morning

A rainy morning in Manhattan

Taxis in Rain

Taxicabs waiting at the curb on a rainy morning

Skyward

A glimpse of the Empire State Building from 8th Ave and 34th Street

Atlas statue in front of Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan

Rainbow Room

NBC Studios on 49th Street in the early hours of the morning

A typical bustling night in the Theater District filled with bright neons, towering billboards and busy tourists

A pay phone near a staircase in the subway station at 42 Street Bryant Park

A costumed crusader among a crowd in Times Square

Crowd of tourists and pedestrians at Duffy Square, the northern triangle of Times Square in Manhattan

Taxi dispatcher in front of taxi stand outside of Grand Central Terminal

Taxi dispatcher in front of taxi stand outside of Grand Central Terminal

A bicycle in Times Squares

A bicycle in Times Squares

Traffic on 7th Ave and West 47th Street near Times Square

Traffic on 7th Ave and West 47th Street near Times Square

Pedestrians amidst a dizzying display of brightly lit billboards and neon lights between 7th and 8th Ave on West 42nd Street

Pedestrians amidst a dizzying display of brightly lit billboards and neon lights between 7th and 8th Ave on West 42nd Street