« on: March 07, 2014, 08:32:27 PM »
It's a great place. Recently spent 4 days in NYC and basically always had my camera in my hand. People, architecture, whatever. We also stayed in midtown (Bryant Park area) and walked as far as the Battery to the south and as far as the Upper East Side to the north. Equipment-wise, I brought my travel triumvirate: 17-40, 24-105, 70-200 F/4 IS. But, I didn't take the 24-104 off the camera the entire time. Hang out in the park near the ice rink and you'll see lots of people photo ops. Go to Times Square. Walk around West Village along Christopher and Bleeker Streets. And, be sure to visit B&H and Adorama just for the experience (kid in a candy shop). Photo ops also in Highline Park (used to be an elevated train line and is now a park). Go to Chinatown and the Lower East Side / Little Italy for more shots (and the food) and walk on the Brooklyn Bridge while you are down there. I could go on and on. Have a great time!
Because someone always raises the topic, I'll tell you that if you are "urban aware," just be smart and you will not have any personal safety issues. FWIW, I had my stuff in my Retrospective 7 (I'd think by now that "bad guys" would recognize the non-camera-bag-camera-bags but it is unobtrusive) and my Smugmug strap over my shoulder with my hand through the E-2 holding the camera. So, barring a mugging (jeeze, I am NOT trying to scare anyone and really was not worried), little chance of losing anything.