The New York Times is the world s foremost news organization, but it is very much a hometown paper, too.
Since the inception of the camera, Times photographers have captured every newsworthy event and many of the most iconic and intimate moments that together document the very spirit and essence of New York City. These 500 photos are selected and paired in clever, humorous, and poignant diptychs that bring the city to life as you could only see in NYC from Broadway to Yankee Stadium, nightlife to street life, skyscrapers to subways. And since the turn of the last century, NY Times photographers have been visually recording the vast, and vastly interesting and entertaining, mix of people, places, and institutions that provide New York with its reputation as the city that occasionally dozes but never closes.
This collection of their work spans more than a century, providing a vivid chronicle of metropolitan life at its most vibrant.
Most of all, of course, there are the people and the neighbourhoods they inhabit.
Through the work of such celebrated New York Times photographers as Damon Winter, Neal Boenzi, Fred R.
Conrad, Ruth Fremson, Vincent Laforet, Michelle Agins, Todd Heisler, Chang W.
Lee, Barton Silverman, Sara Krulwich, Michelle Agins, Tyler Hicks, and many more, the spirit of the city is captured in this extraordinary book.
Their ability to capture the familiar in original ways, and the seldom-seen in surprising ones, gives this book the look and feel of a true original. Only in New York is a celebration of New York City and its people and is sure to be treasured by native New Yorkers, tourists, and anyone who aspires to make it there.