Looking Down on New York City With Urban Explorer and Photographer "Flashing Lights"

17-year-old urban Explorer, photographer, and Instagrammer flashing.lights has been exploring the City for most of his life, always finding new vantage points to capture amazing photographs of the City from above.

Avid readers of Viewing NYC might recognize some of these photos as we have shared a couple in the past, but the popular Instagrammer recently uploaded a great collection of his favorite aerial shots and we had to share them with you.

For years I have looked up at the beautiful buildings of the city and I had a strong desire to see the views the buildings held. Over the past year I embarked on a mission to take pictures from some of the rarest, priciest, and stunning views of New York City. These photos were a result of countless hours of networking with building managers, tenants, residents, and anyone else who could help me see the unseen. All shots were taken legally.

Check out @flashing.lights for daily photos of incredible New York City aerial views and street life.

Hey guys!
My name is Josh and I'm a 17 year old photographer from New York City. For years I have looked up at the beautiful buildings of the city and I had a strong desire to see the views the buildings held. Over the past year I embarked on a mission to take pictures from some of the rarest, priciest, and stunning views of New York City. These photos were a result of countless hours of networking with building managers, tenants, residents, and anyone else who could help me see the unseen. All shots were taken legally. If you guys like the photos here I post my photography daily to my instagram @flashing.lights
Hey guys! My name is Josh and I'm a 17 year old photographer from New York City. For years I have looked up at the beautiful buildings of the city and I had a strong desire to see the views the buildings held. Over the past year I embarked on a mission to take pictures from some of the rarest, priciest, and stunning views of New York City. These photos were a result of countless hours of networking with building managers, tenants, residents, and anyone else who could help me see the unseen. All shots were taken legally. If you guys like the photos here I post my photography daily to my instagram @flashing.lights
Photo: Imgur
This was shot from one of the top floors of 4 World Trade Center. The view overlooks NY by Gehry and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
This was shot from one of the top floors of 4 World Trade Center. The view overlooks NY by Gehry and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
Photo: Imgur
Photo: Imgur
The 9/11 memorial is one of the most powerful monuments in the city. The two squares were the foundations of the twin towers and they are a must see in person.
The 9/11 memorial is one of the most powerful monuments in the city. The two squares were the foundations of the twin towers and they are a must see in person.
Photo: Imgur
A storm is brewing over the financial district.
A storm is brewing over the financial district.
Photo: Imgur
Here is the recently completed One World Trade Center. In my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. The observation deck opened up last spring which provides stunning views of lower Manhattan.
Here is the recently completed One World Trade Center. In my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. The observation deck opened up last spring which provides stunning views of lower Manhattan.
Photo: Imgur
Columbus circle is a mecca for culture in New York City. It lies at the intersection of central park, huge midtown office buildings, and Lincoln Center. It also makes for some great photographs.
Columbus circle is a mecca for culture in New York City. It lies at the intersection of central park, huge midtown office buildings, and Lincoln Center. It also makes for some great photographs.
Photo: Imgur
Photo: Imgur
Photo: Imgur
This is the skinny side of the Empire State Building, the most recognizable building in NYC.
This is the skinny side of the Empire State Building, the most recognizable building in NYC.
Photo: Imgur
A beautiful sunset over downtown New York City.
A beautiful sunset over downtown New York City.
Photo: Imgur
This photo was taken in a dramatic storm over Times Square.
This photo was taken in a dramatic storm over Times Square.
Photo: Imgur
Photo: Imgur

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