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    Hopefully, you won't run into overzealous rent-a-cops who think they are interrupting a terror cell's plot by hassling a photographer. All this BS about terror plots being preceded by photographic reconnaissance is what people see in action thrillers based on fictitious incidents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDreadPirateRobins View Post
    Hopefully, you won't run into overzealous rent-a-cops who think they are interrupting a terror cell's plot by hassling a photographer. All this BS about terror plots being preceded by photographic reconnaissance is what people see in action thrillers based on fictitious incidents.
    ...and that's the worst you're likely to run into - an overzealous rent-a-cop.
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    I have had a few times where I didn't have a permit and "the man" has made me leave, its a bummer. It just really depends on where you are and if your obstructing the sidewalk/street. It also totally depends on the cop.

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    I have to tell you my story. I was worried about this a couple of years ago before a trip to NYC so I called the city (office of the mayor, I think). I got transferred a few times and finally got a nice young lady on the phone who was trying to be very helpful. I asked if I needed a permit for a tripod. The conversation went something like this (somewhat streamlined):

    NYL = Nice young lady
    ICT = Idiot Canadian tourist

    NYL: How big is your crew?
    ICT: (after thinking for a few seconds) Well... there is the wife, but that's about it.
    NYL: (after a long pause and, I think, a bit of a sigh) You do not need a permit.
    ICT: Gee, thanks
    NYL; You are welcome. Try not to block the sidewalk and enjoy your stay.
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    Does that apply to everyone or just Idiot Canadian tourists? Where do Intelligent Canadian tourists fall?

    Interested Readers Want To Know!

    Steve
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    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    They stay out of NYC :rolleyes:
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    Some places in the city forbid tripods.
    The Metropolitan is one. Most cops
    will shoo you off if you try to set one
    up on a subway platform.
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    Anyone interested in a large format wander around on Governors Island this weekend?

    Dan

    PS Apologies for attempted hijacking of this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Does that apply to everyone or just Idiot Canadian tourists? Where do Intelligent Canadian tourists fall?

    Interested Readers Want To Know!

    Steve
    I am tempted to say that Intelligent Canadian Tourists go to California, but that would just be to stir up another pot.
    "The beauty and profundity of God is more real than any mere calculation"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Wallace View Post
    I am tempted to say that Intelligent Canadian Tourists go to California, but that would just be to stir up another pot.
    Now you are smokin'!

    Steve
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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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