This shot was taken from Hudson River Park. The Christopher Street Pier can be seen in the foreground.
New York City is on the left. The cranes on the far left are where the former World Trade Center Twin Towers were.
Jersey City in New Jersey is on the right. On the distant horizon are the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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See http://www.pbase.com/hjsteed/hudson_river_park_gv for more photos of West Greenwich Village Hudson River Park.