Evidence from maps made using geotagging data on photosharing websites shows that tourists and native New Yorkers take pictures in different areas of the city. The maps, which can be seen here, were created by Eric Fischer, a computer programmer from California.
On the maps, red indicates tourist pictures, and the areas confirm the obvious: midtown and lower Manhattan where the Statue of Liberty can be seen are indeed red. The East Village and Chinatown are far more blue, the color selected for residents. Central Park is heavily photographed by tourists, while scenic Riverside Park is an area residents like to photograph.