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What’s New York City without them


There are things without which this city cannot survive: NYPD, FDNY, yellow cab, street vendors, to name a few. And there are things with which the city continues to thrive: street performers, among others.

A revisit:

New York City Police Department:  There’s a fine line between their alertness and friendliness.174996_10151289560360625_112948555_o

Fire Department of the city of New York: All of us know what their contribution has been (before, on, after 9/11). Don’t (therefore) hate the sound their trucks make.329351_10150392331585625_996432770_o

Blue Boat: I see one of these every day from my apartment. Their reach is far and wide.337459_10150392342150625_1065411757_o

Yellow Cab: Ubiquitous, and the need of the minute.413176_10151289590500625_1986082458_o

School Bus: Safe and sound, and in shape.171941_10151289581240625_125984412_o

United States Postal Service: They do deliver.617041_10151289590285625_68339071_o

Deli: Coffee, croissant, muffin, and more.339788_10151289592250625_252827647_o

Street Food: Devour it.53854_10151289596590625_64169138_o

Laborers: The most ignored are the most hardworking.665054_10151316757600625_1890988838_o

Citi Bikes: Ride them.1043854_10151770789410625_1175918212_n

Horse carriage ride: Harsh?665344_10151316762490625_1720755098_o

Solo ride is light ride622616_10151316764330625_1317395301_o

Scare the brave201156_10151316768525625_2053913873_o

Hug the loving394091_10150620600735625_227385326_n

Street Performers: Talented, and though they do this for money, they won’t ask you for a cent.

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23 comments

  1. Lovely captures to define a city¬

  2. I like the virtual tour! Thank you

  3. Oh, I had a twinge in my stomach this morning viewing all of the memories of NYC. I used to visit several times a year when I owned my publishing company years ago. So much fun to visit all of the life and living, there. Nothing like it anywhere. I used to ask the NYPD for directions on busy street corners, catching them between directing traffic and blowing whistles. They were the nicest men I’ve ever met. Thank you, Mahesh!

  4. And for someone who’s never been there, it’s a different little tour from the usual – more appealing, too ! Well done ! 🙂

  5. A very complete set to sum up the Big Apple. Nicely done series!!!

  6. Looks like NYC all right! What a crazy, wonderful place! I still find it a bit intimidating sometimes, but since my daughter lived there to do a photography internship, I learned to get a bit more comfortable in the press of fast-paced people going places.

  7. A great post. I grew up in NYC and actually never saw the city that way. We take things (service, esp) for granted. Nice shots.

  8. Great post, really enjoyed the photos but more the commentary that went with it… You see life in a great way that many others do not. Cheers!

  9. So many remembrances…. Wonderful post. You did a great job capturing the city life.

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