Remember that some what of a bucket list, I
? Aha.. rings a bell, I see!
Top of the Rock was up there on the list (perhaps #1). Mostly known as a tourist attraction for the millions of people that visit New York City, despite living thirty minutes away, I was dying to go (maybe more than those who live 2,000 miles away...) I joked with my brother on Metro North earlier that day, by the end of the night, I will have seen New York City from every possible way; sea, sky, land, observation deck included.
Alas, in all seriousness (which, I can say is a rare sight here), I've been incredibly lucky to grow near an amazing city like New York. Despite the many annoyances it brings along, the incredible view reaffirmed an indescribable city full of mystery, history, and beauty that I've grown to love dearly.
Nothing makes my heart skip a beat more a great view- ok, some other things as well- and to have some practically in my backyard makes it more the worthwhile. Not to mention, my inner 30 Rock freak almost lost it. GE building? My own thoughtful window? All that was needed was Kenneth giving a tour.
And from the wise words of Fitzgerald....
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world"
Photos by Me & Reid Secondo