Being a New York City based photographer, I could approach New York, New York Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in one of two ways: as a second rate copycat abomination to be avoided at all costs, or as an opportunity for fun. In truth, I think it is one of the most interesting and photogenic resort casinos on the Strip. As I mentioned yesterday, Las Vegas is not my thing, and it is no coincidence that I have never been there before, but I do appreciate the over-the-top, epic, overblown scale and design of its architecture and signage. Indeed, while I managed to walk nearly the entire Strip, I only wish I had the time to visit the “old” Las Vegas on Fremont Street for more of the old school, neon wattage. Many of the newer resorts are set so far away from the Strip they seem sedate by comparison.
But New York, New York attempts to crowd an entire City into a few acres and creates some fun scenes in doing so.