This is one of the most recognizable skylines in America, and possibly in the world. Let’s take A Peek at New York City from Brian Hockley’s perspective. New York, NY has been one of America’s most iconic landmarks since the mid 1600’s.
The skyscraper that laid the foundation for New York’s famous skyline is the Empire State Building. This 102 story structure was the tallest building in the world for over 40 years.
One of the quickest ways to get around New York City is its subway system. Established in 1904, it is one of the worlds oldest public transit systems. It takes you to four of the five boroughs that make up the city.
The NBC Studios along with the Rainbow Room resides in 30 Rockefeller Plaza in downtown Manhattan. The Rainbow room – established in 1934, sits on the 65 floor of the Plaza and is one of the highest elevated restaurants in the United States.
Rockefeller Plaza looks onto and is part of Rockefeller Center. The well known square is surrounded by multi-story sky scraping buildings. The center is enchanted during the holidays with thousands of lights and decorations. Many people celebrate their holiday tradition by ice-skating on the rink that sits mid-center.
There is a reason why New York City is nicknamed “The City That Never Sleeps”. The streets seem to be alive 24/7. People walking around sightseeing, visiting all the fabulous eateries, and hoping to see their favorite celebrity enjoying what this fabulous city has to offer at all hours of the day or night.
America will never forget the day our country witnessed its worst disaster since the attack on Pearl Harbor’s naval fleet. The World Trade Center Memorial & Museum is right next to the new One World Trade Center complex.
The lobby is done in white marble with a modern contemporary design. It portrays a strong attitude that America won’t be stopped, but will only grow stronger and better.
New York City has had its share of scrapes, turmoils and issues throughout its existence. But its reputation of being one of the world’s foremost financial hubs, a major contributor to the performing arts and theatrical industry, and its contributions to the culinary arts are just a few attributes that make it one of the finest cities the world.
Photographer: Brian Hockley
Story outline: Brian Hockley
Enhanced dialog & formatting: Anthony Scopel
Associate editor: Maureen Scopel
Technical support & digital mastering: Matt Kemper
Publisher: You, Me and The Dock