'Downtown is where it's at' United States, New York, Empire State Building, View From the Top of the Rock
Below is an excerpt from my travel blog. Cheers.
There's no skyline like the New York Skyline. Built on the island of Manhattan, this island is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. 1.6M people live within an area no bigger than 23 square miles. It's also one of the most wealthy areas in the world. The average personal income per capita over $100,000 as of 2005. With the entire island filled up with buildings, it's no wonder that New Yorkers have taken to the sky. The view from the top of the Rockefeller Building (shown here) looking downtown is one of the most impressive views in the city.
You might also find it interesting that New York City is one of the greenest places in all of the United States. It seems a little counterintuitive, considering the entire island is a concrete jungle but it's true. There's a great article on this topic e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2203 if you're interested.