• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Scenic

From sunrise to sunset, there is no better spot to photograph the NYC skyline. 

The Big Apple. NYC has arguably the best skyline in the world. So, if you are one of the millions of people visiting wouldn't you want to get some photos of the entire skyline to post on social media and show friend & family? 

Skip the boat and helicopter tour lines (although a cool experience, but pricey) and head over to JFK Boulevard East in Weehawken/West New York, NJ for jaw dropping view. There are multiple small parks right off the boulevard, all bound to be full of people taking in the view. Bring your camera and take a nice walk along the sidewalk to take it all in. 

To get up to the boulevard, you have a few different options. Easiest would be to take the bus (#165 or #166) from Port Authority in NYC (41st & 8th ave) and get off whenever you like. Bus fare is usually $3.50 one way. Second option, scenic route, take NY Waterway from Midtown (west 39th st.), World Trade, or Pier 11 (bottom of Wall st.) to Port Imperial Weehawken (tickets from $9 - $13 one way). After docking, exit the port and locate the overpass across the street. Take the overpass, climb up the stairs (145 stairs), then continue up the small hill to the boulevard. Don't forget to look back as you are heading up. If you get hungry, stop in a Charrito's and sit outside overlooking the city skyline.   

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Wide angle lens
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