First I notice the big red parachute jump in Coney Island in Brooklyn. It looks little from up above, and so does Dino's Wonder Wheel and the famous Cyclone roller coaster.
Then I see the flat land of Brooklyn, including a few parks and lots of highways.
And for the first time this time around, I notice Governor's Island, which is between Brooklyn and Staten Island, and below the southern tip of Manhattan.
And the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge
Once we fly past Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan, we fly above Midtown and I spot my favorite building with the gold top—the New York Life Insurance Building on 27th Street and Madison Avenue by Madison Square Park and the Flat Iron Building.
New York Life Insurance Building and Midtown (Chelsea/Gramercy)
Just a few blocks north of the gold top, is the Empire State Building at the corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue. It is a tall, slender sight.
The Empire State Building
And the easiest City place to spot out my window is Central Park. You can see the Reservoir and the ball-fields from above it.
And when I see Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, I know we are close to making that right turn towards Queens and our "descent" into La Guardia airport, where I'm bound to catch the bus back home to the Upper West Side.