Photo Essay: A Spring Tour of Midtown, New York City
Wait, before you stick your nose up at Midtown Manhattan, stay with me for a moment. People seem to love New York City but love to hate on Midtown. And I get it, there's Times Square and more people on one block then the entire population of many towns. However, you can't ignore Midtown Manhattan if you want to truly experience New York City, since it's home to some of the most inherently NYC things to see and do, from Central Park to the Flatiron Building to Bryant Park to the High Line and a helluva lot more.
So this week, upon arriving in New York City, and finding that I didn't have a single good photo of Manhattan, I hit to the streets, starting in Midtown, and thanks to blooming cherry blossoms and blue skies, it hasn't disappointed. It's been nearly two years since I've been to New York City. Crazy, I know. And while the last few years has seen me visit it to spend time with friends and eat and drink my way around Manhattan, this time I was resolved to be a tourist. And I've done just that. I've made the Fifty NYC and The Benjamin Hotel (conveniently located on the same block) my base and each morning woken up and hit a different corner of Midtown with my DSLR in one hand and bagel with lox in another.
I've been documenting my last week in Midtown Manhattan on my Instagram, as well as doing an Instagram takeover for my friends at Trippy.com. Find some of the highlights of this week in a spring tour of Midtown Manhattan Below.