Hey Mike, its hard to believe you live in NYC, your images don't have that gritty NYC feel to it, for the exception of the fire escapes and a few others , nicely done, I love the warm feel to it.
Thanks Gerry, Ironically this is on one of the grittiest streets in my immediate neighborhood, but with this pretty little garden in a courtyard in the middle of it.
I don't know NYC or any of its grittyness.. LOL. But I do know this is a lovely little shot of a very nice little angel (or cherub type creature). The sunlight works well, slightly fragmented with shadows.
Love the lighting and shadows! You definitely found the soft spot in the gritty city.