One of the things I love about New York City is the people. I love to people watch. Taking a camera along can present some challenges but for these kinds of shots I use my Leica M8. For all the technology loaded into the camera it looks very unassuming and much less threatening than my Nikon.
As much as I love the lonely and sacred places in the world I think it must be balanced by visits to places full of kinetic energy. And that would be NYC. One of the things I really love about New York is the fact that even though it is a huge city, it really is hundreds of small communities. People live, shop, eat and everything in a few square block giving each area a unique feel all its own.