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Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

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Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

Where can we go to get a view of the skyline?

We're staying in Manhattan and we won't be having a car.

Thanks for your suggestions.

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1. Re: Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

What seems to be a big hit amongst everyone is getting the subway to Brooklyn, and then walking along the Brooklyn Bridge back into Manhatten. If walking doesn't appeal to you, you could go for dinner at the River Cafe, also in Brooklyn, which also has an amazing view...

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2. Re: Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

Hello PutJatDa:

The "Brookly Bridge" is a favorite as the above poster says.....

The Manhattan Island Cruise is pretty good..As is the Statten Island Ferry.....

Of course the ESB if you have the patience to get up there..

I've stayed at a few hotels that offer rooftop gardens that are pretty awesome too..

Aim for high...

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3. Re: Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

What about taking the ferry over to Liberty State Park? The view from the other side is amazing.

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4. Re: Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

We just returned from our NY trip and one place we liked that had a great view was the garden rooftop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They had a scupture display as well, along with a place to get drinks and limited food items. It was about lunchtime when we went up to the roof and it was such a pretty view of Central Park and surrounding buildings, we grabbed a sandwich and a bench and just hung out and enjoyed the great view for a little while.

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5. Re: Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

If you're coming from JFK by taxi or car service, the view as you approach the 59 st. bridge and going over it is terrific.

The view from the Brooklyn Promenade is a classic. You can take a subway to Brookly, walk the promenade, then stop for pizza at Grimaldi's and walk back over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Any of the boat cruises will provide good views as someone else said. There are also great views from the New Jersey side. You can take a ferry to Weehawken, NJ ($5/person/trip) and have wonderful views back to NYC.

There are obviously also some bars and restaurants up high with views including the Rainbow Grill.

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6. Re: Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

Excellent. Thank you very much for the information.

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7. Re: Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

It definitely has to be the brooklyn bridge!! amazing!

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8. Re: Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

Take the Statten Island Ferry, get off and walk up the road a little bit, enjoy the view and get the ferry back again - its wonderful and free.

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9. Re: Where to go to get a great view of the NY skyline?

Weather permitting, I don't think you can beat a twilight cruise.