Best Photo Spots in New York

Historic Brooklyn

One of many brownstones I shot in the Spring of 2016 to create a visual catalog of the unique architectural styles found in the oldest downtown section of Brooklyn. From Greco-Roman to Arabesque, the variety of details are infinite within the facades of these miniature American castles. Tulip gardens are…

Manhattan View from Brooklyn Bridge Park

I’ve so enjoyed playing around with night photography lately. However, I’ve learned that finding a photogenic scene without construction, ugly wires, ugly buildings or other aesthetics impediments have been more difficult than I thought.

Sunset from Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is accessible for motor cars from the Brooklyn entrances of Tillary/Adams Streets, Sands/Pearl Streets, and Exit 28B of the eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. In Manhattan, motor cars can enter from either direction of the FDR Drive, Park Row, Chambers/Centre Streets, and Pearl/Frankfort Streets. Pedestrian and bicycle access to…

The Flatiron

The Flatiron was constructed in 1902 and at the time was one of the tallest buildings in New York City. It’s characteristic triangular shape, formed by Broadway, Fifth Avenue and East 22nd Street, makes it one of the most iconic buildings in the city. The most common place to photograph…

Manhattan Bridge

This is quite an iconic shot, and perhaps has been repeated often over the years. Some of the old photographs are perhaps the most fascinating as you can see the difference in the built spaces over time. Although the bridge is not the more iconic Brooklyn Bridge (which is right…

Brooklyn Bridge Park

This area is quite popular in general and is (unfortunately or fortunately) a bit of a tourist trap. On the weekends, the crowds can be a bit overwhelming. The neighbouring Smorgasburg food fair rings a ton of people here in the summers. As a photo spot, it is quite popular…

Marcy Ave to Manhattan

A fun thing to do is see the view front the front car of a train when it is on one of the elevated outside portions. Follow the above directions and shoot through the window. I use a Ricoh GR but any point and shoot or phone should work also.…

Marcy Avenue (BMT Jamaica Line)

Any time of day would be good to shoot here but I had time during the midday and since I street shoot in black and white the midday light is not much of a concern. This is just one stop from Manhattan into this station that is located in Brooklyn.…

Top of the Rock

As often, things become more interesting with a not so blue sky, when sun is going down…Perfect time at night also, anyway, city view is always stunning! There are some tall glass panels to avoid people falling down, so you need to find ones with enough space between them to have an…