One of the "excessive" photos taken on Sunday by a NYC Photo News photographer in Bryant Park
One of our photographers reports that he was asked to stop taking photos at the Bryant Park skating rink on Sunday afternoon. He says a security guard had been watching him and remarked he had been taking "an excessive number of photos" of skaters in the Bryant Park ice rink.

When our photographer pointed out that Bryant Park was a public space and it was his constitutional right to take photographs there--as many as he wanted--the security guard said he was only following orders. Our photographer then asked if it would make a difference if he were a member of the press and the guard replied that would make all the difference.  The photographer asked to speak to the guard's supervisor but he/she could not be located.

Since out photographer was trying out a new fisheye lens he had  just purchased and was finished for the day so he did not pursue the matter.

According to the ACLU, "Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right..."  We always thought so but someone needs to inform the Bryant Park Conservancy.

Calls to the Bryant Park Conservancy for comment were not returned.

We would love to hear from photographers with similar experiences.

Our photographers were at the 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and got plenty of great shots of the floats, balloons, marching bands, and celebrities. Over 450 photos of this year's parade at www.nycphotonews.com including the inflation of the helium balloons the day before the parade.

Neil Diamond on the South Dakota Float

Mary J. Blige on the New York Daily News Float

Muppets Being Interviewed on CNN


Clown on her cellphone

Sonic the Hedgehog Balloon

Ce Lo Green and Fans

Santa's Elves on His Float

Kermit the Frog Balloon

Check out our coverage of Occupy Wall Street and Zucotti Park both before and after the eviction at www.nycphotonews.com

The Kitchen at Zucotti Park

99% Buttons at Zucotti Park

Protesters Hang a Banner

Young Protester at Zucotti Park

NYC Photo News covered the Veteran's Day Parade on Fifth Avenue this year capturing over 200 high-quality images of our nations veterans and families.


USMC Members Marching in the NYC Veteran's Day Parade

Vietnam Vet Watches the Parade

Drum Major with the Shamrock & Thistle Pipes and Drums

Uniformed Services Carrying 343 American Flags to Commemorate the 9/11 Heros

NYFD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

West Point Cadets

The 2011 New York City Marathon was won in record time by Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai and NYC Photo News was there as runners passed the 22 mile mark on Fifth Avenue.

Kenyans and Ethiopians dominated the men's and women's divisions with Ethiopia's Firehiwot Dado beat Kenya's Mary Keitany after trailing her for much of the 2011 women's race. We have photos of both runners as well as most of the top finishers.

More coverage at www.nycphotonews.com

Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia

Serkalem Biset Abrha of Ethiopia running for the U.S.

Mathew Kisorio of Kenya

Tsegaye Kebede and Emmanuel Mutai

Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia
More photos of the 2011 NYC Marathon at www.nycphotonews.com

Our photographers were out in full force for the 2011 Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. In addition to the requisite ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, we found Ugly George plying his trade with a tiny palmcorder.

More photos of past Village Halloween parades at www.nycphotonews.com. All photos only $10.

Participants in the Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

Gap-toothed Clown in Green Wig

A Pair of Zombies

Still Ugly After All These Years

Is This Guy in Costume or Did He Wander Over From Wall Street/