Going on cruises and to rooftops provides you with great views of the city, but there's nothing like walking the sidewalks.
Top right picture you see St. Mark's Place in the East Village. This is where you see the young crowd and all of the way-out-fashions.
Center right picture you see the entrance to the Sherry Netherland Hotel. We can promise you if you decide to stay at the Sherry Netherland Hotel you'll have fantastic views of Fifth Avenue and Central Park. It's also one of the most beautiful hotels you'll ever see. Click herefor discount hotel listings.