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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...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3230/...0f46f376_b.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/...d422d8aa_b.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/...8062cb94_b.jpg

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

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/...94c23ffb_b.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/...335b34d0_o.jpg

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

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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

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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

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3228/...b7050fdb_b.jpg

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.


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