I would love to join you. I am in Scarsdale, NY. If you are adventurous, I can recommend the following:
--Berkshires in Western Massachusetts (2 hours from here)
--Upstate NY / Borscht Belt decaying roadside bungalows (along route 17)
--Urban Bronx factories and street sceenes
--Harriman State park (beautiful wilderness).
BTW, where is the picture called "Gorge". Very interesting place.