I love street shots like this one, and there's no place better than New York for capturing them!
One of my favorite things to do in New York is just to wander around the streets and somewhat randomly take shots. I love street scenes, regardless of where I am, but in NYC there is just so much to capture that it is quite honestly exhausting.
Even when I am tired, I feel like I need to push myself and capture more because who knows when I will return? Plus what if I find something really magical? So I keep going and going. It's tiring but fun.
Usually I find myself stopping in a crosswalk, having positioned myself in front of the other pedestrians so that I can get a clean view of the traffic that is facing me. Ideally I can pull off a quick handheld shot or two, but they don't always work out. This one did though!