His lifelong love affair with New York City—the good, the bad, the ugly—led N. Jay Jaffee on a photographic journey through its bustling streets, lonely alleys, iconic markets, buildings, and storefronts. Yet, as every New Yorker knows, it is the people that are the heart of the city. From the reflective to the passionate, the tragic to the humorous, these images express the artist’s unique understanding and appreciation of the city he called home.

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