NYC trip- DSLR or P&S?

Started May 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
James Cafferty
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Re: NYC trip- DSLR or P&S?
In reply to Mofongo, May 11, 2012

Good idea to take the DSLR. But, the compact P&S doesn't weigh very much and is relatively lightweight. Why not take both? Maybe wifey could shoot a few images.
Also, if you don't have a list of places to visit, here are some suggestions:
Uptown
The Guggenheim Museum (1071 5th Av. at 89th St.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (5th Ave at 82nd Street)
Grand Central Terminal (Main entrance is at 42nd street & Park Avenue)

The Chrysler Building (42nd St & Lexington Ave) (One block from Grand Central Station)

Midtown
UN Headquarters (1st Avenue at 46th Street)
The Empire State Building (5th Ave at 34th St)

Fifth Ave. (from 49th to 59th Street – is covered with stores representing some of the world’s most magnificent designers.)
Central Park (between 59th and 110th street and between Fifth and Eight Ave.)
Central Park South (5th Ave. at 60th Street)
"The Plaza" (Hotel) (Corner of 5th Ave. at 60th Street)
Rockefeller Center (between Area bordered by 5th & 6th Av. and 47th & 51st St.)
"Top of the Rock" at Rockefeller Center (see above address)
St. Patrick's Cathedral (5th Ave at 50th St)
Trump Tower (5th Ave at 56th St)
Times Square (42nd St & Broadway)
Circle Line Cruise Ship (42nd St at 10th Ave)
International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street

B&H Photo, 420 9th Avenue (between 33rd and 34 Streets) Tel. 800-221-5743 or 212-239-7765,
closed Friday afternoon at 2PM and all day Saturday

Downtown
Statue of Liberty (take the Statue of Liberty Ferry from Battery Park)
Ellis Island (take the Circle Line - Statue of Liberty Ferry from Battery Park)
New York Stock Exchange (southern tip of NYC)
Financial District / site of new World Trade Center - (southern tip of NYC)
Brooklyn Bridge

Remember to allow time for Security checks at Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry, etc. Also, you can avoid waiting in long ticket lines if you buy your tickets or a "package deal" in advance. They will also allow you to reserve your trip to Liberty Island and nearby Ellis Island via the Internet, so you don't have to stand in long lines at the Ferry dock. Here is a link that should help you: http://www.nycvp.com/TicketOrder.htm
Have a wonderful trip & a great time. Please post some pictures when you return.
All the best

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All the best,
Jim

Photographers take pictures; the camera is only a tool.

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