What's a trip to the Big Apple without a photo of its iconic skyline? Check our guide to some of the best views you can get while at Interop New York.
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Manhattan's skyline ranks near the Grand Canyon and Old Faithful as an iconic image of America. Majestic in the daylight, it can be magical at night when "the city that never sleeps" lives up to its nickname and glows through the evening. When you come to New York, though, you may find that catching one of the trademark views can be challenging unless you know where to go. That's where we come in.
There are a number of ways to scratch your scenic itch and find a view worth whipping out your smartphone. We found nine selfie-worthy spots where you can go and take in the kind of view that just isn't available anywhere else. On our list you'll find places to eat, places to drink, two very moving locations, and two that are out of town. Each has something to recommend, but the list in its entirety comes with a caution: If you try to hit each and every one of these spots you might not have time to attend Interop New York. You have been warned.
First up on our list is your trip into the city. If you're flying into LaGuardia, you should abandon your standard aisle-seat practice and choose a window seat on the higher end of the alphabet. That should put you on the port side of the plane heading in and, assuming the weather cooperates just a little bit, provide you with an outstanding view of the city as you head toward your carrier-like landing in Queens. LaGuardia's location makes it the perfect airport for city watching on approach: Kennedy has its fans for modern convenience and international connections, but the city views when you're coming in from the rest of the continental US just can't compare with those of its northern neighbor.
Once you're on the ground, you can really get busy filling your skyline-viewing dance card. If you come in a day early (or stay a day after the conference), a small park across the East River could be your perfect choice. You also should check our list when setting up business meetings and dinners: There are choices here that will provide superb opportunities for business networking while allowing you to bask in the glow of city lights and colleague compliments on your ability to choose great locations for drinks.
With all our expertise, we know that it's a big city: What's your favorite spot for catching views of Manhattan? Take to the comments and let us know -- this list, like New York City, can simply keep getting bigger and better.
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Curtis Franklin Jr. has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He contributes to a number of technology-industry publications including Information Week , ChannelWeb , Network Computing , InfoWorld , PCWorld , Dark ... View Full Bio