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NYguy Nov 28, 2008 2:32 PM

NEW YORK: from the hills to Manhattan
 
Great shots of the skyline from Bear Mountain State Park, from Q's wandering...

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davee930 Nov 28, 2008 3:44 PM

WOW amazing!

NYguy Dec 9, 2008 11:14 PM

A reversal, from Manhattan to the hills...from Si & Nic

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damn_sam Dec 10, 2008 1:07 AM

Wow....i Love It!

ColDayMan Dec 10, 2008 2:37 AM

Awesome!!!

Thundertubs Dec 10, 2008 5:57 AM

Cool!
That's an astonishingly clear day. I've been up there a few times and had no idea you could see the city. I think it's about 35 miles or so.

Zerton Dec 10, 2008 8:22 PM

Riding the Amtrak from Albany really shows how beautiful north of NY is. Then suddenly you're in darkness underneath the city, with all the graffiti and old pillars flying by. When you get to the Penn Station everything opens up at once. One of my favorite experiences, but maybe I'm easy to please that way.

10023 Dec 11, 2008 6:31 AM

I remember climbing that damn thing for some "team building" exercise during training for my first job in New York. Such a pain in the ass, but the view was certainly amazing once you got up there.

Trantor Dec 11, 2008 2:57 PM

wow, I didnt even know there were hills nearby NY!!!!

Ex-Ithacan Dec 11, 2008 5:08 PM

That GW bridge scroll is amazing. Thanks for sharing your find.

10023 Dec 12, 2008 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trantor (Post 3967529)
wow, I didnt even know there were hills nearby NY!!!!

Seriously?

The Catskills are a little over an hour northwest, the Adirondacks are about 4-5 hours north. The Appalachian range is within easy driving distance. And there's hilly terrain as soon as you hit the suburbs to the north.

http://www.jeffjones-strategies.com/...high_peaks.jpg

Jularc Dec 12, 2008 4:38 AM

I love driving on the Taconic Parkway to Hudson NY. One of the most pleasant drives leaving NYC. You are literally surrounded by park land, forests and hills. :cool: Except that you must obey the speed limit. Cops will get you.

Jularc Dec 12, 2008 4:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 3939723)
Great shots of the skyline from Bear Mountain State Park, from Q's wandering...

The skyline in the distance looks like another hill! :tup:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/...faa5b239_b.jpg

NYguy Dec 12, 2008 6:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jularc (Post 3969213)
The skyline in the distance looks like another hill! :tup:

And it is, only this one's man-made and only took about a hudred years to build...:yes:

I have vague memories of going there as a child (to the state park), but I really need to get out to nature more.

Dr Nevergold Dec 13, 2008 4:01 AM

This is some really good stuff.. Didn't know there wasn't a larger coastal plain (or relative lack thereof) around the city. I've never been west of Newark airport... Nice!

Wheelingman04 Dec 14, 2008 1:09 AM

Neat!!

NYguy Jan 2, 2009 7:04 AM

From West Orange, N.J. (Eagle Rock Mtn)

gingerkate

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photoLith Jan 2, 2009 3:32 PM

The mountains northwest of NYC are simply stunning. I have always wanted to visit the Catskills and for sure the Adirondacks. 6 million acres of parkland up there. NYC has the best of both worlds. An amazing city with amazing nature preserves close by.

alexjon Jan 2, 2009 5:14 PM

Reminds me of the foothills here-- I wonder what it looked like before all those hills and mountains got sanded down by erosion?

NYguy Jan 10, 2009 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 4003057)
NYC has the best of both worlds. An amazing city with amazing nature preserves close by.

Yeah, a lot of people think only of the urban side of New York. But the city contains, and is not too far from a lot of nature.

Stu Jan 16, 2009 1:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 3968697)
Seriously?

The Catskills are a little over an hour northwest, the Adirondacks are about 4-5 hours north. The Appalachian range is within easy driving distance. And there's hilly terrain as soon as you hit the suburbs to the north.

http://www.jeffjones-strategies.com/...high_peaks.jpg

Cool pic. I think I recognize the higher mountain to the left as Mount Marcy and the one on the right (closer) as Algonquin Mountain in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.

Exodus Jan 17, 2009 9:48 PM

Some of those remind me of the hills around L.A. and Frisco. I admit that I was ignorant about N.Y. and Jersey having hills like that. Thanks for sharing these.

tdawg Jan 21, 2009 5:08 PM

I believe this is Breakneck Ridge. I've done this hike before. You can actually take MetroNorth to the Appalachian Trail.

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fleonzo Mar 12, 2009 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdawg (Post 4038963)
I believe this is Breakneck Ridge. I've done this hike before. You can actually take MetroNorth to the Appalachian Trail.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/...faa5b239_b.jpg

Isn't it Bear Mtn? I go up there every summer to escape the heat in The City!

NYguy Mar 13, 2009 4:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exodus (Post 4032092)
I admit that I was ignorant about N.Y. and Jersey having hills like that. Thanks for sharing these.

I think for most people outside of the area, there is a surprising amount of natural resources around the city.

NYguy Mar 16, 2009 11:12 PM

Adriatica!

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NYguy Apr 6, 2009 12:58 AM

From a differnt type of "hill"...Fresh Kills, Staten Island (former landfill)

emlizmue

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ColDayMan Apr 6, 2009 1:54 AM

Wow

NYguy May 3, 2009 11:17 PM

Fly 4U

Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

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uaarkson May 4, 2009 1:01 AM

ESB looks especially massive from that distance.

These are my favorite kind of skyline pics, where you can just make out a city's silhouette from a distance. Do we have any threads dedicated to shots of this sort on the forum?

NYguy May 8, 2009 1:35 PM

From the Kensico Reservoir (Westchester cty)

Pleuston

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ColDayMan May 8, 2009 11:19 PM

Holy wow!

NYguy May 16, 2009 11:34 AM

Charlemagne OP

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NYguy Jun 2, 2009 12:51 AM

A little harder to see in this photo from hb492420

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Norvin Green State Forest, Bloomingdale/West Milford, NJ

NYguy Jun 6, 2009 12:28 PM

lovablemess

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"The view onto Paterson and Manhattan from on top of Garret Mountain."

NYguy Jun 11, 2009 1:18 PM

I like these opposite shots, from the flat shores of Jersey...

marcbauer

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NYguy Sep 19, 2009 11:40 PM

Jesse'sLifeInPictures

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NYguy Sep 20, 2009 12:36 PM

Jesse'sLifeInPictures

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10023 Sep 21, 2009 12:47 AM

^ Those are sick.

NYguy Oct 1, 2009 2:59 AM

From Rockland County, NY...

James Polk

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kingshearer Oct 2, 2009 6:59 AM

I love these long distance photo's too. I remember watching the US open tennis tournament a few years back and they showed some shots of Manhatten from the top of one of the show courts and it looked amazing. I don't know I guess it looked 5 miles away but in reality it's probably 20 miles away!! Just shows the shear size of Manhatten. Thanks for listing the photo's.

MolsonExport Oct 2, 2009 3:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 4003057)
The mountains northwest of NYC are simply stunning. I have always wanted to visit the Catskills and for sure the Adirondacks. 6 million acres of parkland up there. NYC has the best of both worlds. An amazing city with amazing nature preserves close by.

^what he said. :tup:

NYguy Oct 6, 2009 12:37 AM

mmatins

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uaarkson Oct 6, 2009 2:23 AM

Whereabouts in that pic would the World Product Center stand?

NYguy Oct 6, 2009 1:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uaarkson (Post 4491366)
Whereabouts in that pic would the World Product Center stand?

From that angle, it would appear closer to the Chrysler than the Empire State.

Wheelingman04 Oct 6, 2009 8:48 PM

That is one thing about NYC I always loved is the fact that you can be in the densest city yet be so close to the mountains and nature at the same time. What a great location.

NYguy Nov 17, 2009 12:34 AM

Mike's Trailhead (High Mountain, NJ)

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NYguy Nov 17, 2009 10:46 PM

Lulian Mihai

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NYguy Feb 22, 2010 3:50 PM

viaduckvideo

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uaarkson Feb 23, 2010 1:23 AM

No words.


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