Something prosaic as a regular street scene can be made to appear as an interesting photo if the shot is framed well. Under these awnings the images acquire a more you are there feeling. The viewer feels as he is actually walking or is participating. Just my opinion.
Smack across from mid town Manhattan lies the industrial area known as Long Island City. Parts
of it are already becoming gentrified and hipsterized but a lot of
interesting industrial buildings remain so that nice shots can be made.