Johnny Carson described a New York minute as ‘the time it takes for the light in front of you to turn green and the guy behind you to honk his horn’.

The fast-paced life in New York City led to the idiomatic phrase ‘In a New York minute’. The following iPhone photos are my attempt to capture that minute during a recent visit. Many required me to stop midway on a pedestrian crossing – there is time to stop before the lights change, make sure there isn’t anyone walking directly behind you though!