In midtown Manhattan, located at the corner of Broadway and 35th street you’ll find a place called Herald Square, named for the long gone New York Herald newspaper which once operated there. This historic area is a major retail hub where practically all of the major retail giants once operated. Today there is still the world famous R. H. Macy & Company. Yes, that Macy of Thanksgiving Day Parade fame. Herald Square is used as a staging area for this annual event. The Square lies between west 34th and west 35th and was the site of the old Herald newspaper building.

In my opinion, this is one of the best parts of town because you can walk to so many wonderful places. I stayed right off of Broadway and west 40th so this was little more than a leg stretch. :-) Just a block away from this location is the 102-story Empire State Building, once one of the tallest in the world. I’ll have some images from there in a future post, but on to today’s photo.

The image below was taken just after 6:30 am, looking north up Broadway. I am standing on the edge of Herald Square (Broadway & 35th) and the building to the left is the side of Macy’s. One of the attractions of New York is the endless buildings and architectural styles. It’s a tremendous playground for photographers and when you couple that with all of the history, what more can you ask for?

Hope you enjoyed the photo and I wish you a great day.

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24 Responses to Broadway & 35th Street NY

  1. Chantal says:

    stunning night shot, so sharp and crisp, great work Jimi – kudos
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  2. Len Saltiel says:

    Wow, Jimi, this is a wonderful shot. Great exposure and composition. Hope you made it to B&H Photo.
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    • Jimi Jones says:

      Man, I had every intention of going by there. Just ran out of time after chasing my list of other stops. Probably for the best, couldn’t have gone in without buying something expensive. LOL

      Glad you like the shot, thanks!
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  3. Kris Koeller says:

    Very cool. I walk by there every day.
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  4. Dave DiCello says:

    Ahhh, now THIS is some wide angle goodness Jimi! I love the tilt of the buildings, awesome range of lights and colors, just beautiful!
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  5. Rick Louie says:

    Man, so envious. I was supposed to go out this week and plans forced me to cancel my trip to NY. Hopefully I’ll get out in January. I’ll have to get over to this area. So many things to shoot in NYC! You’ll love NYC in the Spring. Once of my favorite times to visit the city.
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  6. Rob says:

    Love your urban night images!
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  7. Edith Levy says:

    Fantastic Jimi. I love the composition.This is a great corner and you’ve captured it beautifully.
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  8. Ed Prescott says:

    Give my regards to Broadway..:-) I just got a shipment from B&H of some new toys, one day I would like to get there and see the store in person..Great shot! :-)
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  9. Jim Nix says:

    nice wide angle work Jimi, love early morning shots like this!
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  10. Adam Olson says:

    Love the lighting here Jimi! Sweet shot!
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  11. Nice composition Jimi and great timing to get the balance between the artificial lights and the twilight.
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  12. A.Barlow says:

    Cool shot man. Always loved the look of those wedge buildings for some reason.

  13. Ken Bello says:

    Great shot, Jimi. Handheld?
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  14. Curt Fleenor says:

    I love the perspective distortion Jimi, it really conveys a sense of scale!
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  15. I plan on heading to the big apple next week. I will be trying for some starbursts if I’m there in the evening. Love the starbursts here!
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  16. Adam Allegro says:

    Lovely capture. Great light stars throughout!
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