It's pretty funny how people see film photography like something new. At least ten people came to talk to me while I was taking pictures at the Washington square park for a couple of hours. The camera I was using was Nikon FM2. Basic simple mechanical camera back in film days (just until 10years ago?) Some were the ones who used to shoot with a film camera, some (most of the probably hippie NYU students) were just curious about what kind of camera it was. I usually don't talk to people when I went out for shooting, but apperantly FM2 was the conversation starter.
A lot of masterpieces came from the Washington Square Park. Masters like Diane Arbus, Andre Kertesz, and Paul Strand loved photographing there. It's a truly one of the New York photographic places.