New York City: In Pictures

Across all five boroughs, along historical streets and through its many parks, New York City is picture perfect. Here’s a few of our recent snaps.

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New York City’s iconic MTA buses are a cheap and efficient way for visitors to explore the city at street level.

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St Patrick’s Cathedral, on Fifth Avenue across from Rockefeller Plaza, is one of the city’s most distinguished sanctuaries. The famous 339-foot-tall chapel holds some of the most prized art and musical instruments in the country within its walls.

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The Fearless Girl statue faces off with Wall Street’s Charging Bull. She’ll be moving to a new home next to the Stock Exchange in late 2018.

Vintage Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise, New York City

The towers and suspension cables of the Brooklyn Bridge are recognisable the world over.

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The New York Public Library, next to Bryant Park, is famous as a working space for writers and academics.

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The Flatiron Building next to Madison Square Park is New York’s oldest skyscraper. Built in 1902, the eye-catching, 22-storey, triangular building was the first in the world to be constructed using a steel frame.

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Below the calm of the High Line are the chaotic streets of New York City.

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Head to the third floor of the Shops at Columbus Circle for the best snapshot of Christopher Columbus statue and the south-west corner of Central Park.

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Lombardi’s is a landmark Nolita restaurant said to be America’s oldest. It’s famous for its signature margherita pizza with a simple, classic topping of tomato sauce, basil and creamy rounds of mozzarella.

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A gathering spot for avant-garde artists and university students; a battleground for chess enthusiasts; a playground for canines and children. Washington Square Park, in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood, is many things to many people.

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With nearly 150 vendors and more than 375,000 daily visitors during peak season, the Union Square Greenmarket is easily the largest and most popular farmers market in the city.

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The birdlike steel-and-glass shell between Church and Greenwich Streets – known as the Oculus – has captured the city’s imagination. It’s also known as Westfield World Trade Center.

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The Guggenheim Museum is one of the city’s most visually intriguing landmarks. Be warned though, it’s closed Thursdays for school visits.

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One of the best spots to snap the Empire State Building in all its glory is Bryant Park.

 

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They say it’s often quicker to get around New York City using one of Citi Bike’s 6,000 hire bikes than it is taking a taxi. The scheme is perfect for visitors and locals who want to hire a bike for a short ride.

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If you’re around Times Square in the early morning, be sure to check out the Good Morning America studios. You might even see yourself on TV.

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Central Park’s elm-lined walkway known as the Mall is home to many artists and salesmen peddling art and other memorabilia to tourists. They don’t really like you taking snaps of their wares though – they’d rather you buy.

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A popular spot for tourist snaps in the illuminated US flag at Times Square. It’s actually part of the US armed forces recruiting station on the traffic island at 43rd St, between Broadway and 7th Avenue.

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One of the best events in New York City each February is the Lunar New Year parade that heads down Mott St from Canal St, and onto East Broadway. The sound of firecrackers, the dancing dragons and thousands of people make this an event to remember.

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