What America Looks Like: New York, New York

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The United States as seen by its residents

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Old restaurants line Carmine Street in New York City's West Village. "In a city that's so gentrified," photographer Joel Zimmer writes, "it's amazing to see so much of the history maintained in an area as popular and well-trafficked as this." You can see more of his photos on his Web site.

He also sells prints here.

Previously in this series: Venice Beach, California. Western Georgia. Cincinnati, Ohio.  Birmingham, Alabama. Clarksdale, Mississippi.       

Submission guidelines: We're seeking photographs that capture the look and feel of the United States as seen through the eyes of the people who live here, rather than the stock images seen on postcards and TV backdrops. Landscapes are okay. So are images with people so long as their surroundings are captured. Email photo submissions to whatamericalookslike@gmail.com - doing so affirms that you hold all rights to the submission, and grants us permission to publish your photo at TheAtlantic.com and in any future collection of What America Looks Like photographs.

Include the city and state where the image is taken, and as detailed a description as you're willing to offer. Also let us know if you've got a photo Web site or a link where a print of your photo is available for purchase.

Photo credit: Joel Zimmer 
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Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

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