I still remember seeing the Tribute in Light from the New Jersey side of the Hudson. From a distance, the twin beams of light standing where the World Trade Center had before the events of September 11th stood out among the sea of lights of the nighttime New York skyline. Today, that location still throbs like a phantom limb lost to the body of that cityscape. New York at Night features aerial photography by Jason Hawkes and text by New York Times journalist Christopher Gray to sing the body electrified of the surviving skyline. Hawkes breathtaking photos capture the pulse of the city at night, while Gray’s notes and captions guide you through the city like a close friend. Finally, after months of recovery, things “got back to normal,” Gray writes of his city, “the new normal, that is.” New York at Night proves that the new normal is as breathtaking as the old, maybe even more. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "The New Normal."
[Many thanks to Merrell Publishers for providing me with the image above from and a review copy of New York at Night, photography by Jason Hawkes and text by Christopher Gray.]