I was fortunate enough to be born in, and grow up in, New York City, so I can call New York City my city of Origin. I left when I was 21 and have only returned to visit friends and family. I was never a true child of New York City - always aching for fewer crowds and less congestion. My father, on the other hand, was born in Brooklyn, spent part of his life in the Bronx, and returned to Brooklyn for his last few years of life. Except for World War II, he lived there all his life.
I'd like to give you some views of New York City. Some you will expect. Some will surprise you.
From an elevated park called the High Line, you can get quite up close and personal with older buildings.
Tranquility Garden, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. Yes, there is plenty of green in New York City.
Or, these beautiful houses in (hoping I'm right here) Borough Park, also in Brooklyn. Yes, there aren't skyscrapers everywhere.
"O" day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme: Finding America through Photos.