Although seeing New York skyline was not a goal, if you look around you when you ride the ferry, you WILL see it.
Of course the twin towers of the World Trade Center are no longer there, but since I was never in NYC when they were there, I did not miss them.
Because New York geography is not that familiar to me, I'm really not sure if my pictures are of New York or Brooklyn or what the buildings are. I think the tall buildings that one might see include the Chrysler building, the Empire State building, and possibly One Chase Manhattan Plaza, the Standard Oil Building and the American International Building.
Fondest memory: The last picture is from the NPS movie about immigration to Ellis Island - what the immigrants would have seen.
Boat, car, tourbus, or shuttle. Whatever your preference of transportation, a panoramic view that cannot be missed is one seen right across the Hudson. I've noticed several tourbuses take the Lincoln tunnel up to Weehawken/West New York, NJ in order the photograph the beautiful west side view of Manhattan island.
I would suggest taking a shuttle if you are not part of the tourgroups. These can be taken from the corner of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue (across from the Port Authority on 42nd St.). The shuttles are usually leaving every fifteen to thirty minutes and could cost up to $5 one way (may vary).
The best time to view the city is during dusk. It's gorgeous!
Favorite thing: When in New York, it's difficult to miss much of the city due to the skyscrapers. Too often, new visitors look up instead of straight ahead, for like all cities that claim to be cultural centers of their countries, New York City abounds in placards, memorials, statues of famous persons, and small artistic marvels to counterbalance its towering monoliths and its commercial vitality. New York City must have seen a billion visitors in its history, and countless thousands of them have left behind their beautiful artwork.
Dominating the foreground is the black spike of One Penn Plaza rising above the Madison Square Garden Sports Entertainment Complex.
To the right are the Jacob Javits Convention Center & the Air & Space Museum.
Here lies the Borough of Queens. To the northeast is the UN Headquarters.
Spanning the river onto Long Islands are the Triboro, Whitestones & Throgs Neck Bridges which provide access to LaGuardia & JFK International Airports. By the way, there are 3 airports in NYC; including Newark Airport.
To the southeast is Brooklyn. Here & in Queens, communities from all parts of the world form the most diverse neighborhoods.
To the right is the Chrysler Building & the MetLife Building.
Moving along 5th avenue is the GE Building, Rockefeller Center complex & directly to its right is the world-renowned St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Beyond this spot for the Trump Tower & Plaza Hotel facing Central Park.
Up to the left, the Hudson River flows beneath George Washington Bridge which joins New York & New Jersey.
Favorite thing: New York is a city of over 9 million people. It’s made of 5 distinct boroughs: Manhattan – where the vast majority of sights are located, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
Once youwould have had to go to the top of the World Trade Center for the view. Now you will have to take in the view from up Empire State Building, which by the way has a great view and is a lot more charming and historical.
Fondest memory: is going to one of the small bars with R&B music playing in the Village. There's a special atmophere that everything but mainstream and pretentious, and this IS NYC.
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You may have wondered why those skyscrapers are so special that they are so often used as backdrop for movies and are seen basically everywhere in the media. Well as I was standing on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building taking this picture I guess I had already understood...
Talan mar elgondolkoztal azon, hogy miert annyira kulonleges ez a nehany felhokarcolo...miert latod annyi filmben, hirdetesen, videoklipben, stb. Bizony ez a vilag talan legismertebb es legkedveltebb latkepe es amint ott alltam az Empire State Building (A Birodalmi Allam Epulete - talan igy lehet forditani) 86. emeleten mar ertettem, hogy miert...
On this photo the WTC Towers were still proudly standing. See my travelogue for photos from the time they were constructed up to September 11, 2001..
Fondest memory: Checking out the skyscrapers as they slowly paraded past our table when we ate at The View in the Marriott
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