Gallery: The glamour of it all! New York!

New York is the great mythic presence of our imaginations. It is a city of many moods. It is a giant character that we all live in the shadow of. It can be a city of cold clarity and a romantic and nostalgic metropolis. It is a small city of individual stories and a giant of money. It is a city of ethnic enclaves and hipster havens. A city of commerce and art. New York is the stuff of life. It is the city that has made sleep useless.

Everyone wants to be a part of it, New York New York. (Image: NYCGO)

Everyone wants to be a part of it, New York New York. (Image: NYCGO)

Manhattan, bathed in promise, stretched out below you. (Image: Sam Valadi, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Manhattan, bathed in promise, stretched out below you. (Image: Sam Valadi, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

 Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds at the Cyclones baseball stadium in Brooklyn. (Image: Yelp Inc., CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds at the Cyclones baseball stadium in Brooklyn. (Image: Yelp Inc., CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

The iconic Flatiron Building on 23rd and 5th was one of the first skyscrapers in a city famous for its high rise canyons. (Image: Daniel Mennerich, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

The iconic Flatiron Building on 23rd and 5th was one of the first skyscrapers in a city famous for its high rise canyons. (Image: Daniel Mennerich, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

When Broadway says goodnight, it's early in the morning. (Image: Kevin Poh, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

When Broadway says goodnight, it’s early in the morning. (Image: Kevin Poh, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

St Pauls Chapel in New York City, the city has a bounty of places to worship. (Image: Travis Wise, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

St Pauls Chapel in New York City, the city has a bounty of places to worship. (Image: Travis Wise, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

Leave Manhattan and head to Queens, the most ethnically diverse neighbourhood in the world. (Image: Brad Clinesmith, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr)

Leave Manhattan and head to Queens, the most ethnically diverse neighbourhood in the world. (Image: Brad Clinesmith, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr)

The site of the 1964 Worlds Expo in Queens, also the location for the climax of Men In Black. (Image: Nathan Boltseridge, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

The site of the 1964 Worlds Expo in Queens, also the location for the climax of Men In Black. (Image: Nathan Boltseridge, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

Manhattan from the beach on Staten Island. (Image: Mariano Mantel, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flcikr)

Manhattan from the beach on Staten Island. (Image: Mariano Mantel, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flckr)

This is the original, Nathan's hot dog stand in Coney Island. (Image: Adam Kuban, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

This is the original, Nathan’s hot dog stand in Coney Island. (Image: Adam Kuban, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

The city is a city of monuments. The Gay Liberation Monument in Christopher Park, Manhattan. (Image: Ted Eytan, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flikr)

The city is a city of monuments. The Gay Liberation Monument in Christopher Park, Manhattan. (Image: Ted Eytan, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr)

 

The Central Park memorial to John Lennon is a pilgrimage site for fans of the Beatle, who was gunned down at his apartment across from the Park. (Image: Simon, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The Central Park memorial to John Lennon is a pilgrimage site for fans of the Beatle, who was gunned down at his apartment across from the Park. (Image: Simon, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The most sombre of New York memorials, the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. (Image: Stephen Wepler, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

The most sombre of New York memorials, the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero. (Image: Stephen Wepler, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, via Flickr)

The Lullwater Bridge in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, the bigger less well known of the city's parks. (Image: Phil Roeder, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The Lullwater Bridge in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the bigger less well known of the city’s parks. (Image: Phil Roeder, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr)

The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the best known of the city's many parades. (Image: Peter Roan, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the best known of the city’s many parades. (Image: Peter Roan, CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)

There also parades celebrating, among others, veterans, New Yorkers of West Indian descent and mermaids.

There also parades celebrating, among others, veterans, New Yorkers of West Indian descent and mermaids.

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