Tag: New York

Above the clouds – or almost, at least

350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118 - 102 floors above the ground - 443 meters to the top of the antenna of New York’s most famous skyscraper. The Empire State Building! Without any doubt it’s one of the most popular sights in the city and definitely worth a visit! Climbing up to the rooftop ...

City of superlatives

New York – hardly any other city in the world has become part of so many dreams as this one. Hardly any other city provides so many possibilities and impressions in a closed area. Hardly any other city is the setting for so many movies and series. Every one of us who has or hasn’t ...

Millennials of New York

Most of you are already familiar with the incredible and highly successful “Humans of New York” series by photographer Brand Stanton. On Fotogenerell we’ve already reported on this topic. The idea has triggered a real photographic storytelling revolution and has been copied in many other big cities. Humans of London, Humans of Vienna, Humans of… ...

Subway romance photographed by Andre D. Wagner

If you live in a big city as I do and depend on using public transport almost every day, this often won’t be part of the things you enjoy in your everyday life. Subways, trams and buses have left a rather bad impression on me over the past few years. Either they’re overcrowded or they ...

North Brother Island – an abandoned island close to the megacity New York

You’ve never heard of North Brother Island? No big surprise. Because this island is even hardly known by New Yorkans themselves. Even though it’s very close to the glamorous megacity in the US. To be more exact – it’s located in the East River, between the Bronx and Rikers Island. The history of North Brother ...

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Peter Lindbergh

They claim that it was him who invented top models. That may be a bit exaggerated. However, nobody can deny that the photo taken by Peter Lindbergh showing a group of stunningly beautiful young ladies strolling through the streets of New York changed the fashion world and started a new era of top models. Because ...

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New York Air: The View from Above

Remember my blog post about the International Drone Aerial Photo Competition? Today I’ll show you something similar – photos taken from a bird’s-eye view. Taken by George Steinmetz, who takes his camera with him on a helicopter ride and who creates jaw dropping photographs while doing so. More than a year, he took photos of ...

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The Department of Records and Information Services to digitalize 30.000 NYPD photos

The New York Times reports that, starting this July, the NYC Department of Records and Information Services is going to digitalize another 30,000 photos and negatives, all taken between 1914 and 1975 by forensics and police photographers of the NYPD. They will be made available to the public on the website of the New York ...