Manhattan // Brooklyn // NYC Travel Photographer

NYC, DUMBO, Bushwick, SoHo, Upper West Side, West Village Travel and Exploration Tips: Neighborhood Walks, Hidden Gems, Street Art, Architecture, Alleys, Views, Restaurants, Bars

New York City is a place I hold very near and dear to me. I spent 2 years there in the Upper West Side and experienced some incredible NYC moments there. My first and only photography class took place in Central Park and it was that class where I ran into Woody Allen (the look on his face seeing 25+ photographers armed big cameras was priceless).

NYC has so much to offer including architecture, beautiful street art, quirky fixtures, beautiful alleys, expansive city skyline views, fantastic breweries, salsa dancing and everything in between. Here is my guide to explore some of the best of what New York has to offer locals and tourists alike. Check out my other travel guides and follow me on Instagram for travel updates as well as new places to explore. Favorite neighborhoods to visit on my trips to New York: West Village, Upper West Side, Central Park, SoHo, Battery Park, Brooklyn and Bushwick.

Some of my favorite places are listed above but other favorites spots include Kobrick Coffee (Kyoto Coffee Negroni), Rooftops (Press Lounge, The Jimmy at the James Hotel, Le Bain, Refinery – Yelp list here), Roberta’s Pizza (Brooklyn), Gingerman (craft beer bar), Levain Bakery (chocolate chip walnut cookies), Aviary Bar (Columbus Circle, view down 59th Street), Ace Hotel (coffee, co-working space), Saint Ambroeus East 78th/Madison, Other Half Brewery, Finback Brewery, Singlecut Brewery, The Highline, Halal Guys, Prince Street Pizza, Shake Shack Madison Square Park, Eataly, Grand Central Station, Russ & Daughters, Barney Greengrass, Taboon.

About Eddie Hernandez

San Francisco photographer, featured in the New York Times 52 Places Travel, Fodor’s Travel Guide, Travel+Leisure, Lonely Planet, San Francisco Travel Association, Culture Trip, Matador Network, TastingTable, TimeOut, Michelin Guide and more. I do travel for client engagements on a limited basis, mostly Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago and other locations for other projects – contact me for details. Below are a few places I recommend with illustrative examples of views, architecture, street art, hidden gems and restaurants (more to come, for travel updates follow me on Instagram). 

In addition to my other photography services, I do offer customized personal vacation photography services – a hybrid of tour guide and personal photography services for individuals, couples and small groups. If you are looking for someone to show you around, capture you vacation travels and blend in seamlessly, contact me today. Having a local expert is essential for optimizing your precious time traveling, understanding optimal times for avoiding crowds and getting best lighting conditions as well as knowing what to skip and what to prioritize based on your personal preferences.

As a life long travel enthusiast, I have led bar crawls for hostel groups, stayed with individuals across the globe via Couchsurfing and am often the first person friends and friends of friends reach out to when seeking travel advice (street art, restaurants, views, architecture tours etc. Below is a small sample of the places I have been and documented through photographs. Contact me today to schedule your vacation photo session.

In addition to the places below, some other favorite places of mine to visit include Montreal, Portland, Asturias (Spain), New Orleans, Seattle, Paris and South of France, Budapest, Berlin, Barcelona and Vermont.

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