Twenty hours. More than 30 miles of coastline. Dozens of moments captured. The photographer Todd Heisler walked the perimeter of Manhattan over the course of one day in August. While the route offers a different perspective on landmarks and topography, it’s the people that make the experience so rich. Class, ethnic mix and even age change gradually, depending on where you are. That can be witnessed in the picnics and parties, the sports that people play or even the simplest of routines.
A candlelight vigil was held in front of the building called 5Pointz — an outline of which is somewhat visible through a fresh coat of white paint — in Queens on Tuesday evening. The property’s owner, which will convert the street art mecca into residential buildings, had the graffiti-coated exterior whitewashed because watching the structure being demolished would have otherwise been “torture.” (Photo: Todd Heisler / The New York Times)