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August 7th, 2005, 08:36 PM
New York skyline (http://www.wirednewyork.com/manhattan/skyline/) at night - a view from Weehawken. 6 August 2005.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/manhattan/skyline/new_york_skyline1.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/manhattan/skyline/)

http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/manhattan/skyline/new_york_skyline2.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/manhattan/skyline/)

http://www.wirednewyork.com/images/manhattan/skyline/new_york_skyline3.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/manhattan/skyline/)

August 8th, 2005, 12:41 AM
Really superb, I want to be there

August 8th, 2005, 06:49 AM
Really superb, I want to be there
Me too :) Nice photos.

August 8th, 2005, 03:19 PM
My God! Is there anything more beautiful than that? I assume that Weehaukenis in Jersey? Are rentals cheaper there than in the city? If I could gaze at that skyline every night, and take the train into the city, I wouldnt have to move into the city! Beautiful photography Edward. You are so lucky to live where you live. Can I move in? lol...

August 8th, 2005, 03:54 PM
My God! Is there anything more beautiful than that?

Yes, but in different ways.

I assume that Weehaukenis in Jersey?

Weehawken is in NJ, yes.

Are rentals cheaper there than in the city?


If I could gaze at that skyline every night, and take the train into the city, I wouldnt have to move into the city!

There are bus lines into the city, but they are not late night. Weehawken is mostly residential.

Beautiful photography Edward. You are so lucky to live where you live. Can I move in? lol...

Those are nice, but not his best.....

August 8th, 2005, 04:35 PM
If I could gaze at that skyline every night, and take the train into the city, I wouldnt have to move into the city!
Yes - I think the best view of Manhattan is from New Jersy.

August 8th, 2005, 05:04 PM
I like Midtown from Jersey better than from Queens.

August 8th, 2005, 07:37 PM
You guys from the city just dont understand.. Have you ever yearned? lol... (Seinfield reference!) I live in Indiana (UGH, I know, dont even get started) and in 2000, I took my 401K and packed up everything I owned in a U-haul, and dragged my little Neon behind, all the way to Queens (Floral Park). I had a friend who found me a place and it was really nice but it cost me $1200 a month and it was time to pay my second month and I had a panic attack. I was so afraid that I wouldnt have the money to get home if I paid the rent, and maybe I couldnt find a job. Then I'd be stuck. So I did the cowardly thing and came back home. I have hated myself ever since. I feel the city in my gut. I "yearn" to be there and have since I was a young girl. Someday, I will make it back... someday. Until then I love all things NY and ALL of your pictures are wonderful to me. What a beautiful, beautiful city. And I love this website and forum.... a true gift to those of us who arent lucky enough to be there....

thanks for listening.... :-)

August 9th, 2005, 08:36 AM
The views from Brooklyn or Queens are better.

Not really....

There are a few spots from Brooklyn that are great, but the views from NJ are awesome....

The "average" view from NJ is better, but as your night shot (was it you?) of the Brooklyn Bridge showed, there are a few select spots that are hard to match worldwide....

August 9th, 2005, 09:09 AM
last time I checked, Ft. Lee was still in NJ... ;)

Also, you have the added height from the pallisades, and you haev areas like Liberty State Park where you can get pictures including the SOL....

So, like I said, the average view is better (Astoria, bleh) than the average ny view, but there are some better spots to take shots from in the Boroughs....

August 9th, 2005, 10:32 AM
Great photos!!

August 9th, 2005, 10:41 AM
I was driving home on Route 3 (NJ) from PA on Sunday and the view of midtown was spectacular.

The problem with the eastside skyline is finding a good distant vantage point from which to photograph. There are great views from the Kosciusko Bridge and nothing beats driving south on the BQE, where the vantage point combines Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan and JC into one conglomeration of buildings.

Also, driving on the western most portion of the Belt Parkway offers great views of Lower Manhattan & JC.

On of the best views of the Skyline - especially at night - is from the Brooklyn Bridge.

August 9th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Agreed on that.

And the best time to ride down route 3 is right at sundown. You get the "golden reflections" on varuious buildings as the sun goes down, it is really quite beautiful.

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August 9th, 2005, 04:46 PM
IMHO, New Jersey gets the better view of Midtown and Upper Manhattan, vis a vis Morningside Heights.

But the best views of the Financial District are definitely from across the East River, unless you like seeing the clunky boxes of the WFC overshadow and muscle aside the great Depression-era skyscrapers of Wall Street.

September 5th, 2006, 07:18 PM
A sales pitch, masquerading as architectural analysis ...

(I wasn't sure where to post this, but when I saw that the last post here was from TLOZ I knew it was the right place) ...

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Photomontage by Kahn & Selesnick

NY TIMES (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/03/magazine/03beauty.html)
Sunday Magazine
September 3, 2006


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Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company

September 6th, 2006, 02:09 AM
There are great views of the NYC Skyline from Brooklyn, Queens and even Manhattan itself.

In Queens, it's on the LIE getting into the Midtown Tunnel. Spectular views of Midtown. From the Queensboro Bridge, the Midtown Skyline looks tiny.

In Brooklyn, you'll experience the beauty of East Side of the Lower Manhattan skyline. Try it from the BQE under the Brooklyn Promenade, on the Brooklyn Promenade Park itself, or from the Brooklyn Bridge Park (between Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges in Brooklyn.

From the FDR Drive going South, try to look at Lower Manhattan, specially at night, right after passing the Williamsburg Bridge.

But, with all those views from either of the boroughs, New Jersey still has the best view of Manhattan's skyline. Weehawken, Liberty State Park in Jersey City, and one thing you might want to try, although it would only last for about 10-15 seconds, is through the Newark Bay Extension of the NJ Turnpike specially at night.

Drive from the Turnpike going into the Newark Bay Extension to exits 14A-C. As soon as you pass the Newark Bay Extension Bridge and the highway bears to the left, you'll see an angle in which the whole island of Manhattan merges into one huge skyline. Again, this would only look great at night, but daytime isn't bad at all. It just doesn't have the same huge skyline effect when you try to see it at night.

This is the best NYC Skyline night photo I've seen on the net so far...

September 6th, 2006, 10:37 AM
That's from Hamilton Park on the Weehawken Cliffs which has the best view of the whole immedate metro area itself. You look to the south you see your high above Hoboken and look and see the JC skyline which is very impressive at night from that angle. Then you see Lady Liberty. Look futher down you see the Verrazano Bridge and SI and Bayonne. Then you look across and see Manhattan in all it's glory. Look north you see the sheer, high, proud Jersey Palisades along with the GWB. While your up there the majestic turn of the century mansions on Blvd. East make you feel that your a world away from the city and in some mountain village. Then you turn and see how tranquil this place can be and how nice of calm lifestyle one can have even though it's right across from a bustling metropolis.

You really see that we are in a metropolis that encompases both sides of the river. I have seen many tourists come over from Manhattan to Hamilton Park on the Weehawken Cliffs and Liberty State Park to gaze back at Manhattan and realize that New Jersey has so much to offer and that we infact have the best views in the world of NYC.

September 6th, 2006, 09:55 PM
I love the view of Manhattan from Liberty State Park. Right next to the old historic CRRNJ Terminal (one of the most beautiful building in the NYC area), and you just get a perfect view of Lower Manhattan, Midtown (especically the ESB and Chrysler Building) and the Goldman Sacs Tower. Also, you can still see the GWB all the way from LSP! That is cool! Seeing New York and Jersey City change from day to night, is just wonderful. Another place that I like is Union City. Seeing the ESB looking right down a residental street is just wonderful. It is as if the ESB is right down the middle of the street.

September 7th, 2006, 12:55 AM
One more place to drive on to see the best skyline views, River Rd from Weehawken all the way to the GWB in Fort Lee. You'll experience the photo I've posted, and all of a sudden, you'll see this vast green space on the West Side as you drive north to the GWB.

Queens and the Bronx can also boast that they have at least the same scenery but nothing is as spectacular as when you drive through from JC all the way to the Palisades Parkway and see a bustling Metropolis on the other side of the river turn into a very green suburb. It is specially nice during the morning, when the air is dry and the skies are blue.

Damn, I just miss the city so much! :mad:

September 8th, 2006, 08:34 PM
what ya doin' in Vegas ^^^ ???

And do ya hate it???

September 8th, 2006, 09:13 PM
what ya doin' in Vegas ^^^ ???

And do ya hate it???

Just moved here 2 months ago because my job relocated me here and I hate the weather!

I'm not that bothered with the suburban lifestyle, but Las Vegas is very well lit, just like NYC. You just can't do the things that you're used to in NYC.

Plus it's a desert, no body of water close to their skyline. That's why I'm missing NYC so much. Las Vegas is so ugly during the day, when you'll look at it from above. It's so nice though at night.

I like going to the NYNY Hotel and Casino sometimes. It does really remind me of everything you'll see in New York City.

September 9th, 2006, 06:50 PM
How about this one:


i'mjustsayin's photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imjustsayin/)

There are some really good pics in there.

September 10th, 2006, 01:15 AM
Anyone know why the Citigroup Center has been lit up pink this week?

September 10th, 2006, 01:18 AM
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September 20th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Manhattan skyline after sunset.

http://static.flickr.com/86/248652362_d00b04e2e1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sudentas/248652362/)

September 20th, 2006, 09:15 PM
Edward, as always, you're a wizard behind a camera. Great job!

September 20th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Nice shot.

Skyline needs more spires.

Piers need more ships.

September 21st, 2006, 05:01 PM
Excellent. Those Time Warner towers reflect nicely.

September 22nd, 2006, 01:13 AM
As much as I despise SOM the one silver lining of those dark clouds of bad architecture that they have insulted NYC skyline with most recently is their facade selection. If I had to give them credit for anything one thing it would be that. The shapes of WTC 7 and TWC are horrible but their glass are very nice.

Despite its flatness TWC's glass looks really cool in that picture.

October 3rd, 2006, 07:45 PM
what ya doin' in Vegas ^^^ ???

And do ya hate it???

I didn't expect anything, but some other things just happened and I'm going back to New York!!!


It's time to enjoy the skyline again, every night... :)

I'm back... back in a New York Groooooove :D

October 4th, 2006, 12:19 AM
Edward, superbe photo bravo

October 30th, 2006, 01:16 AM
best view of the city is def nj ,in bk u can only see downtown

i want to see a pic of the WHOLE skyline

October 30th, 2006, 02:29 AM
Midtown beats Downtown for now.

However, once the WTC towers get rebuilt in a few years, the winner will no longer be so clear cut.

October 30th, 2006, 01:49 PM
I took this from a friend's apartment on east side around 25th street (about 20 floors up)

http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/8656/228403247bab6d6bbeebdi7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

November 5th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Amazing pictures I can't wait to go in January

December 4th, 2009, 12:22 AM









March 15th, 2010, 02:13 PM

March 15th, 2010, 04:22 PM
Mmmm, very lovely photos from the nights of the streets and skys of the City of New York, :D...

March 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM

August 1st, 2010, 11:56 PM
AaronM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnpaulgeorge_and_ringo/4832016163/sizes/l/in/pool-63919873@N00/)

August 3rd, 2010, 01:29 PM
^^ Wow, very rare shot. Here are some I found on flickr:



August 19th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Those pictures are amazing! I was in New York for 4th of July and it was so nice with the fireworks aswell. These are great pictures though.

December 25th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Worth checking out full size.

pic fax (http://www.flickr.com/photos/picfix/5210285965/sizes/o/in/set-72157605259558622/)



pic fax (http://www.flickr.com/photos/picfix/5286179016/sizes/l/in/pool-63919873@N00/)

October 4th, 2011, 12:37 AM
Eileen O'Donnell (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76669084@N00/6143651706/sizes/l/in/pool-63919873@N00/)

April 9th, 2012, 04:08 AM
A larger, better-quality version of this photo would be awesome.



July 22nd, 2012, 12:43 AM
banpreso (http://www.flickr.com/photos/banpreso/7581143920/sizes/h/in/pool-35034350743@N01/)

September 13th, 2012, 01:52 AM
This seems like the right place to upload these. I don't own an SLR and am by no means a photographer, but my P&S gets the job done and I did use a tripod for all of these shots, so while they're not professional quality I think they're worth uploading:





One in black and white, which I believe was taken with a high contrast monochrome shooting mode:

Last two, both with FDNY in the shot:


October 9th, 2012, 07:30 AM

October 17th, 2012, 09:53 PM
We should have such a festival here. A weekend that lights up our skyscrapers and bridges. I'm serious about proposing this, who's with me?

Berlin Festival of Lights

October 19th, 2012, 07:21 AM
We should have such a festival here. A weekend that lights up our skyscrapers and bridges. I'm serious about proposing this, who's with me?

Berlin Festival of Lights

Quick, before Bloomie leaves...he'll be up for it.

October 19th, 2012, 01:34 PM
He's too busy rezoning the city and getting back room deals for his RE buddies.

October 22nd, 2012, 08:42 AM
You forgot about the 16oz law.

VERY important for the safety and well-being of our city. You laugh until you see how many children are killed by falling Big-Gulps.....

October 23rd, 2012, 02:25 PM