This classic view of New York City includes the Empire State Building as seen from about 10th Ave at 18th st. It mixes NYC’s iconic monolith with lower lying markers of the city’s architecture, including a water tower on the left and a small glimpse of the Chrysler Building tucked between buildings in the center. Time of day was about 10 minutes before Sunset.
This view is from the Highline, a park built on a historic freight rail line on Manhattan’s West Side. The first section of the park was built in 2009 with another section just opening in 2010. The whole thing runs from about 14th to 30th st.
I was really excited to check out this space and the views—it didn’t disappoint. The park is open from 7am – 11pm daily, but I recommend going after 7:30pm for the best lighting (in the summer, which is about 45 minutes before sunset).