New York Skyline

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Viewing tips

To enjoy the New York skyline view at its spine-tingling best, you must know both the best times.

During the day

The most sensational daytime views occur on sunny days, particularly in the morning (when looking west) and late afternoon (east).

At night

However, the best evening viewing time is not so obvious. It's incredibly romantic on workday nights but rather humdrum on Saturday, Sunday and holiday nights. Reason: When the New York office workers go home, the lights are kept on for the evening cleaning crews. On non-work nights, the crews stay home and you cannot see the fabled New York curtain of diamonds.

Honorable mentions

These are the runners-up to the Top 5 on page one.

Circle Line

Two Circle Line outfits offer a sightseeing boat tour circumnavigating Manhattan.

Roosevelt Island Tramway

Roosevelt Island Tramway This commuter cable car crosses the East River.

World trade
Cemter trajedy

September 11, 2001

The New York skyline drastically changed that day as the twin 110-floor towers of the World Trade Center collapsed as a result of terrorist attacks. Loss of life was staggering.

New Tower

A new, higher, and more dramatic structure for the World Trade Center site is in the construction stage.

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