LOCATION: USA - North East

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; NORTH EAST


Welcome. An introduction to this thread can be found here.

If you live in one of the states of the American Northeast we'd love to see a bit of your town in this thread.

If you are uncertain of what to post, here's a suggestion: Choose a commercial center of your village, town or city. Be it a financial district, "downtown" area or other type of market center.

We will finesse these forums as we go depending on the level of posts and participation. But most importantly let's have fun doing this!




Start your post with a title containing a) STATE b) CITY, TOWN or VILLAGE where you live.

example: MASSACHUSETTS; BOSTON

Then insert your photo and add a few lines of descriptive text to tell us about the image and your life in that location.


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  • JimWJimW Major grins Posts: 333Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 30, 2008
    New York; New York
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    Alexander Hamilton Custom House in downtown Manhattan.


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    FlatIron Building, taken from the Empire State Building
    86th floor observatory, which is open to the public from
    8 am until 2 am every day of the year.


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    westside railroad yards


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    Riverside Park on Manhattan's westside


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    subway steps up to the street


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    my street


    New York City gets under your skin. Vermeer is at the Frick, Rembrandt is at the Met, and Monet is at MOMA, but the space shows at the Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History are my favorite thing in town.

    I don't want the cheese, I just want to get out of the trap.


    http://www.jimwhitakerphotography.com/
  • MarkRMarkR Accused Shill. Posts: 2,099Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 30, 2008
    New York: Rochester
    New York: Rochester.

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    Downtown Rochester, NY. The building in the center (barely visible) is the big gold box itself: Kodak world headquarters.

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    I-490 morning commute. The building on the left is the Monroe County Hall of Justice. The bridge with the arches is the newly named "Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Bridge" -- known affectionately as the Freddy Sue.

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    Exchange Blvd, Rochester, and the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper building.

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    The Rundell Library, downtown. Great old building. There's the Bausch and Lomb library across the street, but I don't care for it much. Too modern.

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    The mighty Genesee River. Yes, this is where Genny beer comes from. Sorry.

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    Another view of the Genesee River. The building on the far right used to have a restaurant at the top that rotated 360 degrees. Tough economic times stopped that.

    Took these last year with a 20+ year old Canon Ftb camera and Kodak 400CN film. Thanks for letting me share them.
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited January 30, 2008
    WOW!!! great posts Jim & Hobbyist. thumb.gif

    Interesting you bought chose b/w and so beautifully done. Thanks.
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Posts: 1,331Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 30, 2008
    New York: Long Island
    The Montauk Point lighthouse, authorized by George Washington and built in 1796.

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    Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, home to President Teddy Roosevelt.

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    Sailing on the North Shore.

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    Unique fishing technique on Fire Island.

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    Remembering TWA Flight 800.

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    The Cradle of Aviation Museum, commemorating Long Island's aviation heritage.

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    You can find almost anything you want on The Island, and when you're done, it's just a short train ride to the Big Apple.
  • JusticeiroJusticeiro E clunibus tractum Posts: 1,169Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 31, 2008
    New Jersey: Jersey City


    Jersey City is located jsut across the river from Manhattan, though it is in a different state. Most people come come to the area with the principal intention of visiting New York rather than Jersey City. This is unfortunate, as the city is close by, and quite interesting. Also, we desperately need urban renewal. Please visit us. Please.

    Additionally, the best views of Manhattan are, photographically, from Jersey City.

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    Former WTC site viewed from the waterfront

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    Manhattan from Liberty State Park

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    Fireworks from Ellis Island, Liberty State Park, Jersey City


    Getting to Jersey City is easy. It is possible to drive, but I recommend against it, as Drivers in Jersey are terrible. I have heard that they are worse in Srebrenica and New Delhi, but I find this hard to imagine.

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    What a way to start the day


    To get to Jersey City, you can hop on the PATH train at either 33rd street or the world trade center. From the World trade center, you ride 6 minutes until you get to the Grove Street station. Get out, go upstairs, and you are in my neighborhood. Mi Barrio.

    This is the finest section of JC, the historic downtown. It's mostly brownstones, with a few towers scattered about. There are also two very fine parks in the neighborhood, the larger Hamilton Park, and the smaller Van Vorst park (I live in the Van Vorst section).

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    Typical downtown street

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    Van Vorst Park

    Jersey City has a bad reputation- the sort of bad reputation that locals actually take pride in. Being from Jersey City is much like being from Liverpool. People who want to pass themselves off as locals refer to it as "JC." Actual locals refer to it as "Dirty Sh*ty" on bad days and "Chilltown" on good days. The origins of Chilltown are obscure. Probably because it is a lot more laid back than it's monstrous sibling across the Hudson.

    Jersey City was originally started by Dutch people, hence the names of places like Van Vorst. today the dutch period is looked upon with Nostalgia by real estate developers who are trying to class the place up by giving neighborhoods new names like "Paulus Hook", rather than referring to that section of Jersey City by its traditional name "Gameentown" Which I believe is Dutch for "where the scumbags live." Or something like that.

    JC is an immigrant town. First it was dutch, then poles, scots, italians, and jews. Now it is latins.

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    It makes for a great mix, and every summer if you show up at city hall on a friday you are bound to see some sort of parade. (city hall is two blocks from the PATH).

    City Hall Celebrations

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    Chilltowners are rightly proud of our city, and its public servants. Well, most of them. When the Mayor was photographed passed out, drunk and naked, on his front porch we weren't too thrilled. But we re-elected him anyway. At least we know what sort of man he is, I guess. The mayor before him was well loved, and died in office in his 40's.

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    Mayor Cunningham's Funereal Procession

    If you hang out downtown long enough, something is bound to catch on fire, so you can photo our finest in action:

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    The Fire Marshall reminds you not to smoke while varnishing your floor. Particularly if you live three doors down from me and our buildings are connected.

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    The city has an excellent waterfront, with great views of manhattan. This area is known as "Exchange place" and is the first stop on the PATH outside New York.

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    The "Colgate Clock" at the site of the former factory, on the waterfront

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    Exchange Place.... I have no idea what that's about either.

    The Single greatest thing to photograph is the powerhouse. Built in the 19th century, it ran the Hudson tube trains until the 1920's, and ws recently spared from destruction. It is my favorite building in Jersey.

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    Cave ab homine unius libri
  • gman33gman33 Major grins Posts: 279Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 31, 2008
    Great shots here of Jersey City. I used to do work up there and sitting on the waterfront, eating a turkey and "mutz" sandwich while looking at the lovely ladies out at lunch was pure heaven. The people I found were fantastic and going into Hoboken was an experience.

    Almost like Philly...will need to post some pics

    Ed
    Ed G - Philadelphia, PA
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  • zackerzacker Animal Welfare Rules! Posts: 451Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 31, 2008
    New Haven CT Skyline from the water.

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    New Haven from the Roof tops.
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    Wallingford, CT. Train Station.
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    A Diner in Wallingford.. Mmmm Foood...
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    http://www.brokenfencephotography.com :D

    www.theanimalhaven.com :thumb

    Visit us at: www.northeastfoto.com a forum for northeastern USA Photogs to meet. :wink

    Canon 30D, some lenses and stuff... I think im tired or something, i have a hard time concentrating.. hey look, a birdie!:clap
  • jzieglerjziegler Major grins Posts: 420Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 31, 2008
    Very nice Jersey City shots there. I went to college in Newark (NJIT) and worked at the Liberty Science Center one summer while I was there. Never saw that much of Jersey City, but definitely some nice areas (Newark too).

    I'll explain Exchange Place. At one time, there were no train tunnels under the Hudson River. The Pennsylvania Railroad had a terminal in Jersey City where you changed from the train to a ferry to get to Manhattan. It was called Exchange Place. The later built the tunnel under the Hudson to New York Penn Station, and eventually the old waterfront terminal was demolished, but the name stuck. Where the Newport Mall stands now was also a waterfront rail terminal, and of course there's the one in Liberty state park from the CNJ. Just a little extra history for you, sorry to go so much off topic.

    Some nice shots everyone else too! I'll be using this as an excuse to take some shots around home this weekend.
  • digitalpinsdigitalpins lamontphotography Posts: 448Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 1, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    I lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn near the Brooklyn Bridge just a few months ago and these are photos I usually take before walking to work across the Bridge into Manhattan and coming home.

    Brooklyn view of Skyline with Brooklyn Bridge on left and Manhattan Bridge on right
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    Brooklyn Bridge Summer & in Winter
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    Statue of Liberty during Sunset.... photo taken while walking home
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    Photo Taken in Brooklyn (Coney Island), NY........... underneath a Pier
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    Photo Taken in Brooklyn (Coney Island), NY.... train station
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    Photo actually taken in Soho, NYC... taken during lunch walking around my job
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    www.lamontphotography.com
    Canon 60D
    Canon Rebel XTi (400)
    Canon 10-22mm, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
    MacBook, MacPro
  • flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Happy Snapper Posts: 1,286Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 6, 2008
    Massachusetts; Boston
    Hancock Tower, Copley Square:
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    Back Bay:
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    Newbury St.
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    T Station, Red Line:
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    Chinatown, Beach St:
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    Concord, MA, along Route 2.
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    I can't grasp the notion of time.

    When I hear the earth will melt into the sun,
    in two billion years,
    all I can think is:
        "Will that be on a Monday?"
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    http://www.streetsofboston.com
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  • PhotoDavid78PhotoDavid78 Davidweissphotos.com Long IslandPosts: 906Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2008
    New York, NY!
    Hello, my name is Dave. I live on Long Island but my favorite place to shoot is New York City.
    Here are some of my NYC photos.

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    David Weiss | Canon 5D Mark III | Pentax K10D | iPhone
    My Website
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  • PhotoDavid78PhotoDavid78 Davidweissphotos.com Long IslandPosts: 906Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2008
    Mood
    JimW wrote:
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    Alexander Hamilton Custom House in downtown Manhattan.


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    FlatIron Building, taken from the Empire State Building
    86th floor observatory, which is open to the public from
    8 am until 2 am every day of the year.


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    westside railroad yards


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    Riverside Park on Manhattan's westside


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    subway steps up to the street


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    my street


    New York City gets under your skin. Vermeer is at the Frick, Rembrandt is at the Met, and Monet is at MOMA, but the space shows at the Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History are my favorite thing in town.
    Great shots! It really shows the mood of Gotham
    David Weiss | Canon 5D Mark III | Pentax K10D | iPhone
    My Website
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  • spechtalspechtal Major grins Posts: 344Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2008
    Great photos in this thread too. Thanks everyone. There's just so much to see.clap.gif
    Angela
  • BilsenBilsen Not Like -- the Others Posts: 2,143Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 18, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    My home area is about 40 mi north of NYC in the gorgeous Hudson river valley:

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    Bilsen (the artist formerly known as John Galt NY)
    Canon 600D; Canon 1D Mk2;
    24-105 f4L IS; 70-200 f4L IS; 50mm 1.4; 28-75 f2.8; 55-250 IS; 580EX & (2) 430EX Flash,
    Model Galleries: http://bilsen.zenfolio.com/
    Everything Else: www.pbase.com/bilsen
  • zackerzacker Animal Welfare Rules! Posts: 451Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 19, 2008
    Haddam CT

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    Wallingford, CT. (My Home town..)

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    Milford, CT. Where i work..

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    http://www.brokenfencephotography.com :D

    www.theanimalhaven.com :thumb

    Visit us at: www.northeastfoto.com a forum for northeastern USA Photogs to meet. :wink

    Canon 30D, some lenses and stuff... I think im tired or something, i have a hard time concentrating.. hey look, a birdie!:clap
  • bryanj87bryanj87 Bzdula Beams (tm) Posts: 859Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 8, 2008
    Providence, RI
    What a great thread! Here are a few shots from Providence, the capital city of Rhode Island, smallest state in the union. I live about 10 minutes from the city in nearby Massachusetts and shoot there a few times a year. Enjoy!

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  • PhotoDavid78PhotoDavid78 Davidweissphotos.com Long IslandPosts: 906Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2008
    Long Island
    Here is my home...Long Island:D
    Pentax ZX-50 35mm



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    See more photos of Long Island here: http://http://dtw78.smugmug.com/gallery/3411742_6RV7S/1/189169460_zn8PH
    David Weiss | Canon 5D Mark III | Pentax K10D | iPhone
    My Website
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  • bryanj87bryanj87 Bzdula Beams (tm) Posts: 859Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 2, 2008
    Rehoboth, MA
    This thread needs a bump! Here is a shot I took recently in the small town I grew up in. I hope to get some more shots soon of my historic little hometown. A gristmill stood here for 180 years starting sometime before 1690. It has also seen sawmills, blacksmiths and cotton mills since then.

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  • FlutistFlutist Major grins Posts: 704Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 1, 2009
    I had no idea this existed. My shots will not be nearly as amazing as those posted, but I'm off to get some shots of the Jersey Shore!!!
    ~Shannon~

    Canon 50D, Rebel XTi,Canon 24-105L, Canon 50mm 1.8, Tamron 28-75 2.8, 430EX
    www.sbrownphotography.smugmug.com
    my real job
    looking for someone to photograph my wedding 8/11
  • FlutistFlutist Major grins Posts: 704Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 3, 2009
    I'm not nearly as experienced as the majority here, but this is Ocean County, NJ (The Jersey Shore)

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    This gentleman fishes on this same little dock on Whiting Lake every day in the summer at the same time.....


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    Lakehurst, NJ (Home of the Hindenburg crash) These tracks have been dead for years, and this poor engine left to rust


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    Ocean County Library. they just added these really cool structures, they light up at night all cool colors. Have to try to get back and get that.
    ~Shannon~

    Canon 50D, Rebel XTi,Canon 24-105L, Canon 50mm 1.8, Tamron 28-75 2.8, 430EX
    www.sbrownphotography.smugmug.com
    my real job
    looking for someone to photograph my wedding 8/11
  • lfortierlfortier Lee Posts: 236Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 7, 2009
    Massachusetts, Lowell
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  • BilsenBilsen Not Like -- the Others Posts: 2,143Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 14, 2009
    Hudson Highlands Locations
    Here are a couple of locations I like to use. this is the Hudson River about 40 miles north of NYC. Click the first one for the gallery:

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    Bilsen (the artist formerly known as John Galt NY)
    Canon 600D; Canon 1D Mk2;
    24-105 f4L IS; 70-200 f4L IS; 50mm 1.4; 28-75 f2.8; 55-250 IS; 580EX & (2) 430EX Flash,
    Model Galleries: http://bilsen.zenfolio.com/
    Everything Else: www.pbase.com/bilsen
  • richterslrichtersl Major grins Posts: 3,322Registered Users Major grins
    edited July 19, 2009
    New Hope, PA
    New Hope, Pennsylvania is in the eastern part of the state located on the banks of the Delaware River. The town's history dates back to the early 1700's when it was a major industrial village and a ferry crossing over into New Jersey. The ferry has long been replaced by a bridge and many of the mills that were located on the Ingham Creek, which flows through town on its way to the Delaware, are now private homes.

    The town has a lot of charm and draws a number of tourists all year round.


    #1 - Ingham Creek
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    #2 - A shop window. The town is filled with quirky little shops like this one.
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    #3 - New Hope overlooks the town of Lambertville, NJ (pictured here). On the right you can see the bridge that connects the two towns.
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    #4 - A local rowing club often practices on the river early in the morning.
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    #5 - Ney Alley and Mechanic Street
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    #6 - New Hope on a winter morning. The large white structure near the center is the Bucks County Playhouse. But in its first incarnation it was the largest mill in town.
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    #7 - Bridge Street
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