From the tip of Manhattan, New York City's heritage in twenty-five acres.
A Dutch fort, a British settlement, an old fire boat station, a vista point for Liberty Island, an old castle, a memorial to September 11 – well of course New York has had a storied history but did you know you can see it all for free at Battery Park?
Next to the waterfront are war memorials, from the Second World War until now. Closer to the street sides are historical markers from the Dutch and British settlements that marked the birth of New York City. Scattered in the middle of the park are hot dog stands, human statues, kids playing in the fountains and playgrounds, tourists, vendors hocking anything from matryoshka dolls to caricature portraits of celebrities.
There’s also ferry service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from there, but be sure to get tickets ahead of time and get ready for three lines of security checkpoints. (Good thing film under 1600 ISO is A-OK for x-ray machines!) Around the corner is the Old US Customs House, now used as the Museum of the American Indian, and water taxis to other piers in Manhattan. For a truly free experience, check out the Governor’s Island Ferry or the Staten Island Ferry, making your cruise around the rivers accessible and truly affordable.
There’s something about New York that attracts people, something that makes both visitors from the most bucolic places and tourists from the most cosmopolitan of cities fall in love. Countless movies and television programs have been filmed in New York, and so many songs have been written in reminiscence of the place. It’s not just the Empire State Building, Times Square or Broadway; there’s something special about the streets and the people who walk on them that make spectators stop, look, and listen.
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
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Scott Brasher is a fashion street photographer based in New York City. His work has been featured on many media outlets while working with brands like Cover Girl, MTV, Reebok, and Target, among many others. But before this, Scott started shooting in the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, capturing its daily urban fashion. Last month, he took the Petzval Lens to the streets of New York to photograph scenes at the famous New York Fashion Week.