New York photos: subways, buskers, transvestites and fallout shelters

New York street scenes - December 2010

Here’s another selection of  photos from our December 2010 NYC trip, starting with these buskers on Bedford Avenue subway station, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Roadworks, 1st Avenue, NYC.

New York street scenes - December 2010

A rather elderly (and, it has to be said, not very convincing) transvestite applies some make up, 14 Street subway station.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Light and mirror, the Cake Shop cafe, Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, NYC.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Street signs, W48th St.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Seriously knackered Chinook station wagon, Midtown.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Just be cool, NYPD cops.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Rusting sign for an abandoned hotel, Barrow St/Hudson Street, NYC.

New York street scenes - December 2010

This perhaps isn’t the best place to park in downtown New York.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Old nuclear fallout sign.

You can see many of these signs on buildings around Manhattan, with the shelters being constructed by the federal government as part of the Community Fallout Shelter Program during the Cold War of the early 1960s.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Painted van, St Marks Place.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Christmas shoppers clutching Bloomingdales bags, Chelsea.

New York street scenes - December 2010

Detour sign, Waverley Place, Greenwich Village.

More New York photos here.