The streets of New York City...

This past weekend, I took a trip to New York City with my friend Andy! The trip was centered around seeing several shows on Broadway: Waitress, Once on this Island, Come From Away and Hello Dolly!. While this post isn't about my Broadway experience, I can tell you that every second of the time I spent inside those theaters was a memory I will long remember!

New York City is big... About 8.5 million people and over 300 miles big.

After three days and 53,000+ steps, Andy and I covered a lot of ground but only scratched the surface. We mostly limited ourselves to staying in Midtown which is where our hotel, Hotel Eventi, and the theaters are. Living in Chicago, I understand one block is actually several hundred feet longer than a typical block, so I was prepared to have sore soles by the end of each day. It was a very overcast and rain-filled weekend, but with the help of an umbrella and the determination to explore, we made the most of the experience.

On this trip, I wanted to capture New York City though my lens and point of view. This series of photos is mostly a street perspective of Chelsea, Midtown and Hell's Kitchen. What pops out to me are the vivid yellow accents - taxi's, streetlights and graffiti - all beautifully complimenting the reds, browns and whites so prominent in the buildings.

Take a look below and see NYC how I saw it...

Views from the 8th floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Look at all of those fire escapes!

This is where they are starting the construction of my new condo...

Nearly every building in New York has a water tower on it.

One World Trade Center stands clear above all other buildings serving as a stunning tribute.

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway... and they really are!

New York is a great city. So much to see, so much to do and a lot of ground to cover. It's always nice to get out and travel to new places.

What are some of your favorite city to explore?

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