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Eight of the best places with scenic views of New York City


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New York is a city of contrasts, where an endless stream of cars comes into contact with pedestrian crowds, where skyscrapers beckon with their lights, and next to them cozy cafes and picturesque parks create islands of peace and tranquility. This is an explosive mixture of cultures, traditions, religions and languages ​​from all over the world. Here, every corner keeps its own history and secrets.

What to see in New York? This is perhaps the most common question asked by travelers who find themselves in a metropolis.

New York has many amazing places to visit. Some of them offer panoramic views that will take your breath away.

Editors of ForumDaily together with BAZAAR - a platform for migrants - have prepared interesting and educational material for you about what you can see in New York.

1. Brooklyn Bridge is a visiting card of New York

In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was built - one of the unique architectural works of art in New York. It runs over the East River connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan and is rightfully considered the most beautiful bridge in the United States. Its length reaches 1825 meters.

In the middle of the bridge, above the level of the road, there is a pedestrian path from which a magnificent view of the metropolis and the harbor opens. And if you look closely, you can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance.


Advice from BAZAR: Get to the first pillar of the bridge - from there you can clearly see New York with all its sights. In the evening, the panoramas from the Brooklyn Bridge are even more breathtaking than during the day.

? Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038

2. The Edge is America's highest observation deck

Looking for unusual places in New York? At the beginning of March 2020, a new observation deck, The Edge, opened in the city. It is located on the 100th floor of one of the Hudson Yards skyscrapers, where you can take the high-speed elevator in just 52 seconds!

From different parts of the observation deck there is a fantastic view of almost 360 degrees, which makes it possible to observe a completely unique panorama. From here you can see the most famous places in New York: Umthe Pier State Building and the Chrysler Building to the east, the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty to the south, the Hudson River to the west, and Central Park to the north.


Advice from BAZAR: You can visit the site as part of the City Climb attraction, during which you climb to the top of a skyscraper and lean over the edge!

?30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001

3. Valentino Pier – a secluded place with stunning views

Is there a crowdedWhat are the most beautiful places in New York? Certainly. Valentino Pier is a picturesque corner for those who want to take a break from the bustle of the city and enjoy tranquility.

A cute little pier leading into New York Harbor. You can take in incredible views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Governor's Island to unwind after a hard day.

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Photo: Bilous

Advice from BAZAR: You can have a picnic on the beach, so grab your favorite snacks and drinks and enjoy the tranquility, beauty of the sunset sky and the breathtaking panorama of New York.

?Ferris St & Coffey St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

4. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt - New York's Innovative Observation Deck

On October 21, 2021, a unique observation deck opened at the top of one of the tallest skyscrapers in New York. Glass floors, mirrored walls - all this creates an incredible atmosphere.

From here you will be able to look at the city from a completely unique perspective. No other skyscraper offers such incredible views of the Chrysler Building, 432 Park Avenue, Rockefeller Center and New York parks.

In addition to stunning views, Summit offers visitors several immersive spaces and unique glass elevators that rise from the outside of the building.


Advice from BAZAR: The rays of the sun setting below the horizon make for the most beautiful photos, so we strongly recommend visiting Summit at sunset.

?45 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

5. One World Observatory - the highest point of the metropolis

What else can you visit in New York? One World Trade Center is not just the tallest building in New York, it is a monument to the city's resilience. Opened in 2014 on the site where the Twin Towers once stood, it rises above the rest of the metropolis' iconic skyline. Upstairs, on the 102nd floor, is the famous observatory.

From here you can admire the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan. Using the Sky Pods elevators, getting to the observation deck takes one minute. There you will be shown a short video about New York, and then the screens will rise to reveal a magnificent cityscape.


Advice from BAZAR: For a comfortable visit to the One World Observatory observation deck, plan from 45 minutes to 2 hours. If you want to enjoy the city lights at night, we recommend purchasing your ticket an hour before sunset.

?117 West St, New York, NY 10007

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6. Roosevelt Island Tram - New York's aerial tram

Roosevelt Island Tram is famousNew York's newest cable carand, as it is also called, the “air tram”), which connects Roosevelt Island with Manhattan. It has existed in the metropolis since 1909 and for a long time was the only way to get to the island. After significant reconstruction and modernization in 2010, the cable car transports tourists again.

The cabin with passengers crosses the East River in about 3 minutes, accelerating to almost 30 km/h. During the trip, you can enjoy panoramic views of Manhattan, Hudson Bay and Ellis Island.


Advice from BAZAR: In Manhattan, you can take the cable car at the Tramway Plaza, 60th Street and 2nd Avenue stops.

?117 West St, New York, NY 10007

7. The Staten Island Ferry – free ferry in New York

This is an urban mode of transport that runs between Manhattan and Staten Island. The length of the route is 8,4 km, which this craft covers in 25 minutes. Ferries operate all year round, departing every half hour. Please note that late in the evening you can wait for them for about an hour.

Thanks to the Staten Island Ferry, you have the opportunity to sail across New York Bay absolutely free and admire the Statue of Liberty, Downtown, Governors Island, and the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.


Advice from BAZAR: When boarding the Staten Island Ferry, try to stay in the back of the ferry, as this is where you'll get some great views of New York City.

?Staten Island Ferry Terminal, New York, NY

8. Washington and Water Street - Brooklyn's Instagrammable Crossroads

Where to go for a walk in New York? Persection of Washington and Water Street - this is the most famous photoNew York location where everyone should visit. Red brick buildings, cobblestone streets, the Manhattan Bridge and the modern skyscrapers of the Financial District all blend harmoniously into one frame.

The combination of styles, architectural forms and times creates a unique atmosphere. Regardless of the time of day, you can capture the beauty of the city in a variety of light conditions - from morning haze to evening lights.

Photo: Rebolledo

Advice from BAZAR: Be sure to take a stroll along these streets, because in addition to the panoramic views of the Manhattan Bridge, the area has other gems, such as the Clock Tower building.

?Brooklyn, New York, NY 11201

It's only a small hourThere are many things worth visiting in New York. In addition to the world-famous attractions, the city has many hidden corners that are worth exploring. You can go for walks through green parks and squares, explore the rich cultural heritage in museums and galleries, enjoy varied cuisine in restaurants and cafes, and experience the atmosphere of local markets and fairs.

Don't know what to do in New York? Drop bygo to the Forum Daily section Where to go in the city. There you will find locations and ideas for every taste and budget. And if you are interested in activities, such as guided tours of New York, visit catalogue BAZAR.

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