In this video from Gothamist producer Jessica Leibowitz, check out hundreds of photographs of iconic New York City locations, all rolled into one video.
Real New Yorkers look down just as much as they look up, and for the same reasons: there’s some worthwhile stuff down there. Sure, sometimes there are terrible and sad things on the ground, but you can’t let the fear take hold of you, as you’ll run the risk of missing out on something beautiful. There are tiny plots of land that hold big stories, there are old, historic clocks, and there is tile that you almost don’t even want to step on.
The photos were assembled courtesy of the #ihavethisthingwithfloors Instagram hashtag and includes shots from the Met, the High Line, the Bowery Hotel, the AMNH, Dough, the Empire State Building and more.