I have shot street many times over the years. I did the long lens thing, the big DSLR thing, and even the mirrorless thing. In each case, while I got a lot of great shots, there was something missing for me.
I am a daily commuter to manhattan, and after moving offices last summer, I have about a mile walk from Grand Central Station to 53rd and Broadway. While my old commute was a walk up Madison Ave, I could not help but notice the incredible diversity of people I would encounter during this new route.