As much as us New Yorkers complain about tourists, they do serve one purpose — they remind us to look up and around us once in a while and notice the things we often walk by without taking a second glance at. Two new books are doing the same thing. Check them out and remember how #blessed you are to live in a city that serves as endless inspiration to so many people.
"Penn Station, New York" by Louis Stettner
Out December 7 is a coffeetable book with large, beautiful glossy photos of one of the city's most iconic — and busiest — places, "Penn Station, New York." The black and white photographs capture the little every day moments that took place there in the midst of the hustle and bustle during the 1950s. Photographer Louis Stettner was born in 1922 in Brooklyn, served in World War II and taught photography at several universities here in New York. Step back in time with his stunning photos.