This time around I’m going to do something a little different: the following service piece was written by my good friend and fellow JSchool classmate, Philip Ross. It relates to a previous post from not long ago that I wrote for class, titled what to expect when you’re expecting (your parents). In both cases the goal is to get you New Yorkers (and visitors!) out of your five-block perimeter comfort zone, in hope of introducing you to something new. Here goes:
New York City is the most photographed city in the world. Seriously, it is.
Documenting your visit to New York is as crucial as learning to properly hail a cab (don’t crowd the curb, extend one arm out, and look disinterested). Often, the celebrity landmarks – the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, that bridge in Central Park where Peter Parker kissed Mary Jane in Spiderman – become the focus of every visitor’s camera. But New York is a treasure trove of other noteworthy photo opportunities that frequently get overlooked.
Take the time to explore these lesser known landmarks, and get the shot to prove you were there – because if it’s not on Facebook, it never happened.