Crisis? What crisis?

Photo essay: Family, friends and New York's Times Square

by Jahanshah Javid
I made plans to come to New York before getting the wonderful news that my brother Jamshid and his wife Alison were now parents to lovely twin girls, Farah and Lailee. I've been staying with my sister Soraya and her husband Fathali. Here's my report from the city that never sleeps. While the U.S. economy is going through very tough times, New Yorkers seem to be taking it all in stride. Although there are troubling signs. Many businesses are hurting from slow sales, even in this Christmas shopping season. Photos with captions.

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by amirkabear4u on

for sharing your time in NY with us. Just one question, as a matter of interest, why NY people like eating so much???


Dude, is like NYC -so cluttered- photos meanigless

by flyingkite on

That is right, there is so much info + articles, it gets really easy to get distracted and lose sight.

Every single day, you have over 5-6 new articles, blogs.  Poor writers spend their valuable time to actually right things down.  They expect at the very least some feedback through comments.  But there is little of that.

 One writer I noted had a long article, followed by a mere 1 comment.  That is pretty messed up.

Re-organizaition is needed.   I mean clearly there is absolutely nothing special regarding the pictures taken in NY.  Javid is a photographer and with the age of digital cameras, doesn't need money to be spent on films.   HE will take enough pictures as he pleases.

The number of views are not related to the the subject matter, rather to what "the founder" is putting out. 

I hope no one takes offense, but clearly something is nothing is not right.  TOO much clutter, insignificant topics, distractions, .....

I guess, I would label to be like  Too much info.

Try to keep it simple, like and viewers will remain fixated




Nice fotos! The best time of the year to be in NYC time sq area!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.



by Aref-Adib on

Great photos... the view of East River is amazing!

Darius Kadivar

"New York, New York" It's a Wonderful Town ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on



by anonymous111.2 on

2nd Ave. Deli kicks Katz's butt!!!


is that

by SamSamIIII on


the famous katz deli..looks a lot like it.


Path of Kiaan Resurrection of True Iran Hoisting Drafshe Kaviaan // //


JD! Those are exactly reasons why I like them so much!

by Monda on

but I could've never explained the way you did. Yes on lottery too :O)

Organic NUTritionist

love new york...

by Organic NUTritionist on

Great pictures, specially #1 and 98.

Jeesh Daram

Monda! No. 98 & 100

by Jeesh Daram on

Monda, let's buy a lottery ticket together. You beat me on those two numbers.

I also like those two images. Number 98 because of nice spectrum of different temperatures and several shades of grey to black. Number 100 because of being grainy, it gives you a feeling of painting and watercolor. Great job, JJ.

American Dream

It is amazing how Islamic New York has gotton over the years

by American Dream on

New York has gotton Islamic over the years.  Photos#83, 95, and 96 are all proof of this.  President Clinton was the first to recognize the Islamic holidays right and left.  President Bush invited Iranian President Ahmadinejad to the United Nations every year he was in office.  And President Obama is holding direct talks with the Iranian government.


God, I hate

by anonymous111.2 on

Times Square.  Avoid it like the plague.  Did you go to East Village? West 4th? McDougal Street, with all the Middle Eastern places?  Now, those are the real good places in the City.  

Shirin Vazin

Another World!

by Shirin Vazin on

How did you like living there?



khosh behaalet JJ

by Monda on

There are so some fantastic shots in there too, like 98 & 100.  

My cousin took me to Kat'z many years ago - pastrami sandwich was out of this world!



by yolanda on

 I did not know that IC existed in, it was a long time ago...Thank you for the pictures!

Delaram Banafsheh (Yolanda)

"Cactus in the Desert"


See what you've done?

by Princess on

Now you made me New York sick. A wonderful special city. Thanks for taking me back.