New York City pictures can capture a city that's staggeringly beautiful, scarily deceptive, annoyingly dirty, reflectively mellow and hopelessly disjointed. New York City may be the whole world in microcosm, constantly remaking itself on the fly in image of people who live here.
In New York City, you walk from graceful Old World architecture to broken down apartment flats in a single block. Central Park anchor Manhattan and all its contrasts. On the south, you've got glitzy retail, like the Apple Store and the Time Warner shopping complex, and it runs north through changing neighborhoods until grinding to a halt in hardworking, middle class Harlem.
Tidal estuaries break the land up like a puzzle as the outer boroughs beckon relief. The views are spectacular, mundane, surprising and endlessly changing.