On Friday I "carried" the NYC Baton - a communal Instagram account - for 24 hours, sharing some images of my day and my observations on New York City with just over 1,000 followers. It was fun - a bit tiring - and challenging to weave into a regular work day, but in the end, I had a great time.
After taking a few shots of my ride into the city on Metro-North, my regular coffee guy, and our office lobby, the news of the Empire State Building shooting began to break. One of my favorite shots from the day - and the one I believe was most "liked" by NYC Baton's followers, was a view of the Empire State Building from my office window, it's beauty belying the chaos on the streets below.
I wandered down to the scene, but didn't linger. The rest of the day was less eventful - I was stuck in the office, but managed to get out at lunch and after 5pm to take some more shots - of The Flatiron, Madison Square Park, and finally back to Grand Central for the ride home.
You can see all of the images on NYC Baton's Tumblr, and if you're on Instagram, you should definitely give them a follow. And kudos to Instagrammer John de Guzman, who came up with the brilliant idea to virtually pass the baton, giving us a new perspective on Gotham every day.