New York City Holiday Photo Highlights

New York is a huge city with a population of 8.8 million that’s twice that of my home town Sydney Australia. You could spend weeks there and not see everything, here are a few personal highlights from my last visit there.

High Line

The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Saved from demolition by neighborhood residents and the City of New York, the High Line opened in 2009 as a hybrid public space where visitors experience nature, art, and design.

High Line New York Street art

Flowers plants High Line New York

Besides being a nice walk away from traffic, there are places to stop and relax whether you’re by yourself or with a friend or significant other.

Relaxing coffee on the High Line New York

Couple dating on the High Line New York

If you’re feeling hungry there are small food vendor stalls along the way, I enjoyed a fresh taco and ice cream sandwich during my walk.

Melt Ice Cream Sandwich High Line New York

Chrysler Building

If you’re a fan of art deco design from the 1930’s visit the ground floor of the Chrysler Building to have a look around.

Chrysler building New York art deco wood panel elevator

Chrysler building New York art deco interior ceiling painting

Chrysler building New York art deco interior US Post box

United Nations

Fans of world peace and diplomacy can visit the United Nations (UN) head quarters, after going through a security check.

Outside the UN there are artworks and country flags, inside there’s an area that explains what the UN does eg: peace keeper missions.

Flags outside United Nations Building New York

United Nations New York Non-Violence The Knotted Gun pro peace sculpture

United Nations peacekeepers

Top of the Rock Viewing Area

The “Top of the Rock” panoramic view of New York City’s skyline, the Empire State Building and Central Park from the top of the Rockefeller Centre’s 70th floor is arguably the best view in New York.

You have to buy a ticket to get up there but it’s well worth it. I suggest visiting an hour before sunset so you can see the city by day and night.

Panorama New York Central Park skyline viewed from Rockefeller Centre 70th floor

Looking at New York Empire State building skyline viewed from Rockefeller Centre 70th floor

Times Square viewed from Rockefeller Centre 70th floor

Staten Island Ferry

This is a free 25 minute ferry service between Manhattan and Staten Island, from the Staten Island Ferry you’ll be able to see the Statue of Liberty.

Staten Island Ferry New York

Statue of Liberty sculpture on Liberty Island New York, viewed from Staten Island Ferry

New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is just one of New York’s excellent museums. MOMA celebrates creativity, openness, tolerance, and generosity. It aims to be an inclusive place both onsite and online where diverse cultural, artistic, social, and political positions are welcome.

Museum of Modern Art New York

Museum of Modern Art New York

Museum of Modern Art New York

Street Art

If you don’t like museums and prefer street art there are plenty of great works across New York and across the water in Brooklyn.

Song of Lahore ArtistsNotTerrorists Street Art 192 Mott St, Manhattan, New York

Street Art in Nolita & Little Italy Manhattan New York

Panorama Fight for Street Art N 9th St and Bedford Ave Greenpoint Brooklyn New York

Street Art in Williamsburg Brooklyn New York

Street Art in Williamsburg Brooklyn New York

Street Art in Williamsburg Brooklyn New York

New York Public Parks

New York has many wonderful public parks you can visit including the famous Central Park.

Sunny lunch time at Bryant Park New York


One response to “New York City Holiday Photo Highlights”

  1. Very interesting. I think it’s worth visiting New York to … feel the spirit of Christmas. When considering where to go for the Christmas holidays, many choose European destinations, since it is believed that the traditions of celebrating Christmas there are truly fabulous and extraordinary. However, in this respect, New York is not far behind. Indeed, the Big Apple (as the city is also called) is able to pleasantly surprise you with its traditions, for example, skating at the main tree of America, or a New Year performance at Radio City Hall, or Christmas installations at the Maysis shopping center.

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