- Do you mean: is it safe enough to visit NYC with a dslr? Or do you mean: is the area where I took this safe enough to visit with a dslr? The answer to both is yes, it is fine as long as you are smart with your property at all times and make sure you keep an eye out. Nearly all of my photos are taken with a variety of cameras, one of them being a dslr (ok, well it is a dslt, but same principle :) ) and while I grew up here and am used to it, many people visit NYC every year with all sorts of camera equipment and are fine.
This particular shot was taken walking over one of lower Manhattan's 3 bridges called the Manhattan Bridge which has a walkway for pedestrians. I hope you have a wonderful time when you visit and get some gorgeous photos as well :).