Looking Up to NYC

NYC skyline from 30 Rockefeller Observation Deck (Top of the Rock)

New York City has every style architecture you could want to see. Well, almost: its history is relatively young compared to cities outside the states. Certainly, some of the world’s most iconic buildings can be found in NYC. Regardless of what you are looking for, it's certain you will find yourself constantly moving your eyes (and head) upward to see all the architectural goodies. Like the cherry on the top of a sundae, tall architecture experiences its sweetest moments at the top. 

Visiting New York City is always a pleasure, even in the dead of freezing winter. Still, it is easy to see why so many people are captivated by the city’s seemingly endless array of things to do. New York City is this country’s most populous city, by far in fact, and welcomes the most visitors each year. It is the most well-known American city worldwide; millions of people from the US and from abroad come to experience its world-class art, theater, parks, shopping, and most endearing to us, its architecture. 

Here are some photographs from two areas we like to visit in NYC. Some of our favorites are available for sale in our fine art print gallery.


View of Central Park from 30 Rockefeller Observation Deck (Top of the Rock)

While a visit to Central Park is always a good idea, especially on a sunny day, there is also a pocket of wonderful architecture just south of the park. Between the south end of Central Park (59th Street) and the Empire State Building (34th Street) is 25 blocks of famous skyscrapers and iconic areas, including Times Square and the Rockefeller Center. Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy this area by foot. 

Lower Manhattan

NYC Skyline From DUMBO

Impress your friends with your New York slang: DUMBO is an acronym (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) to describe an up-and-coming area of the city. So, if you suggest a trip to DUMBO, you're in for a great time. This area is south of the financial district, so stop there first to see the impressive World Trade Center; then walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge for a wonderfully unique view of the city.  

There is plenty to see and do in New York City, and you can visit multiple times without repeating any of your stops. Look out for some more ideas in future blog posts, and in the meantime, leave us a comment telling us what you like to do in NYC!