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    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...
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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    what ya doin' in Vegas ^^^ ???

    And do ya hate it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    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.

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    How about this one:



    i'mjustsayin's photostream

    There are some really good pics in there.

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    Anyone know why the Citigroup Center has been lit up pink this week?

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    Breast Cancer Awareness: http://www.komennyc.org/site/PageServer


    Komen Greater NYC will illuminate the city in pink lights from September 5-10, to drive breast cancer awareness and kick off the Komen New York City Race for the Cure®.

    Special thanks to Scott Thurm, NYC Regional Sales Manager from bartcoLighting.com and to the following building participants: 21 Club, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup Center, Coney Island Cyclone Roller Coaster, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, Empire State Building, HIP Health Plan of New York, Hotel Thirty Thirty, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Lladró NY, Marmi, Paragon Sports, Samsung Experience, Smith Barney Citigroup, Spirit Cruises New York Race For The Cure, The Shops at Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, Vornado Realty Trust 770 Broadway and the Woolworth Building.

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    Manhattan skyline after sunset.


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    Thumbs up beauty!

    Edward, as always, you're a wizard behind a camera. Great job!

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    Nice shot.

    Skyline needs more spires.

    Piers need more ships.

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    Excellent. Those Time Warner towers reflect nicely.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    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!!!

    YIPYIPYIPYAHOO!!!!!

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

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

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