Skip to Content

Polaroid of the week: The best views of Manhattan are from above

Last Updated on June 14, 2013

polaroid of the week new york city manhattan streetThis week we decided to venture off our well-worn route up and down Manhattan and Brooklyn, our main focus over the last few weeks. Our friend Rease was in town for a couple of days and we took her to Roosevelt Island, a little sliver of an island between Queens and Manhattan in the East River. Even though the island is close to the Upper East Side, tourists don’t seem to make their way over to the island very often and while you can take the F train to get there, the way to arrive in style is by taking the aerial tram which leaves from Manhattan’s busy Lexington Avenue and offers magnificent vistas over Manhattan’s bustling streets, iconic skyscrapers and the East River. When our cable car made its way up into the air, we realized that getting up off the ground to see the streets filled with cars and yellow cabs from above is just the best way to take in Manhattan!

Rease

Sunday 9th of June 2013

I am so glad you guys took me on this! I had no idea it existed and I loved it. Great shot!

Dani

Sunday 9th of June 2013

So glad you liked it!! We wanted to dig a little deeper this time around and check out some places that not many tourists go to :) Loved the tram ride, I think going there is worth for that alone ;-)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

Friday 7th of June 2013

What a great shot!

Dani

Sunday 9th of June 2013

Thanks, Andi :) I just love the concrete jungle of New York :)

Heather

Thursday 6th of June 2013

Oh how I love this city! I used to work on 6th Ave in midtown, way up on the 39th floor. The views were incredible! I'll never forget the day Bon Jovi put on a surprise concert somewhere nearby and we could actually see if from some of the offices!