One Week in New York

So there we were, hunners of us, all with cameras and visiting New York City, taking trivial photos of the banal, like a Macy billboard or NYPD car. But that’s what you do when you’re in NYC.

I did it the first time I visited in 2010, but this time was a little more… authentic. Firstly, my friend put me up in her Brooklyn apartment, introduced me to her friends, and took me to haunts I’d have otherwise missed. I got out of Manhattan and visited Williamsburg, Bushwick and other Brooklyn spots (my favourite being Brooklyn Heights). I became familiar with, but failed to master, the New York subway. Gosh, I even saw a woman poop on it.

Highlights included having my morning coffee in a sunny Central Park, a cheeseburger at Roebling Tea Room in Williamsburg, taking in the view at Top of The Rock, a photo walk along the promenade at Brooklyn Heights, meatballs with Jack, a banana shake at Bareburger, a Saturday stroll through the Meatpacking District, getting lost on the NY subway, mac and cheese at The Brooklyn Star, visiting the Foursquare office, and free booze at a nightclub in Manhattan.

One week later and I’ve just arrived home in Glasgow. Holidays are fun, but nothing beats my King size bed, being with Indie, and my general routine (I like my routine).

Without further ado, here’s my week in New York. In photos.



  1. Dave Cox says:

    I have genuinely looking forward to these!

    You didn’t fail to deliver!

  2. Linsay says:

    Ashley your photos are fab and the food looks amazing!!!!

  3. Brian Gillan says:

    These photos are fantastic! I actually had shivers up my spine looking at them.

    There have made me more impatient for my holiday to New York in November!

  4. Fraser says:

    All great! especially that first one, so good!

  5. Gary Bradley says:

    I just love your work!

  6. Doug says:

    Cracking photos Ashley, captured the NYC atmosphere.

  7. Dave says:

    What I really love about those photos is the fact that they’re neither your typical tourist photos, nor hipstercrap. You really did an amazing job capturing the citiy’s vibe 🙂

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