Photo by myself from the Pulaski Bridge, in Brooklyn.
This photo was taken while crossing the Pulaski Bridge in the car. The bridge is located between Long Island City and Greenpoint, Brooklyn. From there, you get a nice view of Midtown. In the foreground are warehouses jutting out into the East River.
The Chrysler Building on the right, is only seven blocks north of the Empire State Building, center. It is a short walk from one building to the next.
One of the things you notice after living here is that you really don't perceive Manhattan as an island. Unlike other cities like Hong Kong, Manhattan's waterfront is not so accessible. Some people live along the water and enjoy it while exercising in the parks, but the majority of Manhattanites are immersed among buildings.
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