Walking down the sidewalk in a shoe-scraping skirt while taking snapshots is about as dangerous as talking and texting, it’s just less common. There’s a drama happening in the background here, between the women and the man by the street.
Unfortunately for the tourists, the Love sculpture also functions as seating for tired New Yorkers. The photographer can angle the shot to emphasize the letter E and her friend so the regular folk hardly show.
When I’m wandering around the city I like to take pictures of people taking pictures, especially when the subject is mundane. My guess is that this girl snapped a photo of the intersection of Sixth Avenue, with a little bit of Bryant Park at the top.