Neil Shelby Long
Bringing to life, stories of people, places and adventures, through still and moving images
The Oculus NYC

New York

The city that never sleeps, so good they named it twice.

The Oculus NYC

The Oculus NYC

Inside The Oculus, New York’s new transportation hub and shopping centre. Positioned next to the Freedom Tower & 9/11 memorials.

The Oculus & World Trade Centre

The Oculus & World Trade Centre

Exterior of The Oculus with The World Trade Centre. The Oculus is a transportation hub and shopping centre located in lower Manhattan.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

How people actually live and work in Manhattan is beyond me. It’s a veritable scrum to get across this iconic bridge linking Manhattan to Brooklyn. Tourists, commuters, cyclists and joggers all risk life and limb trying to negotiate the narrow lane that runs through the centre of this landmark.

Central Park to Lower Manhattan

Central Park to Lower Manhattan

Taken from an open sided helicopter, here we see Central Park and look towards Lower Manhattan. The Hudson River is on the right of image and East River to the left.

The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building

Taken again from an open sided helicopter, this image shows the Empire State building. Opened on May 1st 1931, The Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building for 40 years.

Aerial view of Manhattan

Aerial view of Manhattan

Showing how densely populated Manhattan is, skyscrapers seem to jostle for a glimpse of sunlight. Lower Manhattan and the financial districts are in the foreground, leading through to mid town and upper Manhattan.