Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City In The Summer

New Jersey-based photographer George Steinmetz, known for his amazing aerial photographs taken from a paraglider, recently shot a series of gorgeous aerial photographs of New York City for a photo essay by The New Yorker.

Taken over the past year, the overhead photographs capture iconic and familiar sights such as picnickers enjoying a day out in Central Park, pedestrians navigating the High Line, and a majestic view of towering skyscrapers in Manhattan. 

Instead of his signature paraglider, Steinmetz opted for a helicopter to explore New York City by air. 

The photographer said there is so much detail that goes unnoticed when he’s shooting that he only realizes them during the editing process, recounting how he once saw someone preparing breakfast naked in their apartment. 

Check out some photographs below and view the entire set here.


 Looking north up the High Line near West Twenty-Third Street and Tenth Avenue, Manhattan 


Brookyln Bridge Park, Brooklyn 


Looking north up Seventh Avenue near West Thirty-Eight Street, Manhattan


Chelsea Piers, Manhattan


Hudson River Greenway at Canal Street, Manhattan


[via The New Yorker, images by George Steinmetz for The New Yorker]