Photo by myself of Manhattan, from across the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
People were sunning themselves on the grass last weekend, on the edge of Brooklyn. You can see a bunch of notable buildings from here.
From far left to right: the New York Life Building (with the gold pyramid on top), the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the Citicorp Building (its top is cut at a jaunty angle).
To answer TC's question below, I don't see people swimming in the East River, ever. If most New Yorkers were to see someone in the East River, they'd summon the police for help, who would show up wearing hazmat suits.
But I do see people fishing all the time. And they eat what they catch!
There's also a beach called the Water Taxi Beach, in Long Island City, a neighborhood just north of what's shown in the photo. The beach is a small area of asphalt along the water that's covered with sand (not the most glamorous of things but you get a nice view).
I've never been to the Water Taxi Beach, but I've seen it while driving by on the Long Island Expressway. Parties are held there at night; Mark was there recently and said it was an odd locale.
Happy Friday everyone!
Related posts: Different Vistas, From the East Bank and From Under the Bridge.