View From My Window

Hi friends, welcome back! As you know, we moved up five floors to the 45th floor in our building last fall and were nervous about leaving our uptown views behind. We went from north and west facing, to east and south facing. As is usually the case, our worrying was in vain because we love our new views. We get more sunlight, are surrounded by water views, can still see gorgeous sunsets, and don’t look directly into any apartment buildings. My mom gave me this blog post idea from a Facebook group she saw called “View from my window” that has over 3.6 millions members from around the world. I thought it would be the perfect post to do in winter so I could take pictures without experiencing the cold. You never know what you’ll see in NYC!

I haven’t made it up for many sunrises…

… but I’ve seen some beautiful sunsets!

Nighttime views, I love that this building lights up red, white and blue. It was also green and red for Christmas.

We have great views of the Brooklyn Bridge and East River and I love watching the different boats come through. Some look like they’ll barely make it under the bridge, but I always watch to make sure like the unofficial neighborhood watch. As you can see it’s a very active river.

We got a few snow flurries.

Some days we can’t see outside our window due to fog.

I believe they were filming Law and Order this day.

We can see the Staten Island ferry running all day and night long.

When President Biden comes to town he flies in and out of the Wall Street heliport and I can see the big helicopters circling around waiting. They also close the whole FDR highway for the motorcade. It’s always neat to see.

So there you have it, the views from my window. I hope you enjoyed!


54 thoughts on “View From My Window

  1. I love this post idea! Your view is so incredibly dreamy- I love the sunset and night shots in particular 💗🌇

    1. Thank you! We are so lucky to have these views and get to see the spectacular sunsets 🙂

  2. I’d say you had nothing to fear about losing your old views. These views are spectacular and you do not need to walk far to take some great shots. Well done. Thanks for sharing Lyssy. Allan

    1. Thank you! There is something soothing about seeing the water on both sides. We get free entertainment included in our rent haha. Glad you enjoyed!

  3. Wow, those are some pretty great views! It’s just so weird to me to think of living so high up. I’ve never lived above the 3rd floor and, honestly, I’ve hardly ever been more than 3-4 floors up in any building. It would be so strange to me to look out my window and see views like that.

    1. You get used to living up high, we looked at a unit on the 30th floor and it felt so low haha. The strange thing is that the windows open all the way… One time I had them open for fresh air and a fly literally flew in. I didn’t know they could get up so high.

  4. I love your views, Lyssy! Wow, what a perfect viewpoint for gorgeous sunsets and watching all the goings on around you. I guess I didn’t realize that you were on the 45th floor – no wonder you’re in the clouds sometimes!

    1. Thank you! It is strange waking up in the clouds and in a snowstorm it feels like we are in a snow globe. We love all the sunsets and getting to see all the happenings.

  5. Wow, the views of the city’s towering skyscrapers are truly stunning and so are your sunset photos! Looking at your photos, I was thinking – what’s better: spending the day in New York, or above it? The city certainly boasts one of the world’s most iconic skylines and it is so amazing that you are able to take in some of its iconic landmarks without having to go out. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

    1. Thank you! You are so right, that is a good question. The city sure looks spectacular at every elevation 🙂 Glad you enjoyed, have a great day 🙂

  6. I can’t imagine living 45 stories off the ground but obviously a lot of people do, and I’m sure the views are just one of the benefits. Are there inconveniences as well? Does your apartment include a parking spot somewhere down below? Do you ever have to wait too long for the elevators? Is there a market nearby? All questions from someone who spent 90% of their years living in the suburbs and took these things for granted.

    Also, which bridge is immediately past the Brooklyn (and which is the one after that)? I love suspension bridges and its cool you have daily views of three of them.

  7. Our building was built in 1930, so no parking garage sadly. We keep our car about half a mile away in a garage. Waiting for the elevator is the biggest inconvenience. On our side of the building there are three elevators for floors 29-60 and there are seven units on each floor so there have been times I’ve waited 3 minutes for an elevator. During the height of covid only one family was allowed in an elevator and it could take even longer. Our building is sold as the “building you never need to leave” and we have a gym, coffee shop, three restaurants, bar, bowling alley, golf simulator, and a grocery store so we really have everything we need. We prefer to shop at Whole Foods and they just opened one three blocks away so that has been nice. Previously we would walk 15 minutes to the other Whole Foods location.

    We love seeing the bridges, it is Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridge.

  8. Wow, I love this post so much, thank you for sharing! The views from your apartment are spectacular!

  9. Lovely views! Particularly of the river and the bridges. I’d love to rest my mind while watching the boats pass under the bridge. I read your reply to one of the previous comments and the building sounds amazing. So convenient having everything you need inside your own building. Plus, I love that it dates back to 1930.

    1. Thank you! We love our building which is why we’ve been here so long, but it really has everything we could ever need and almost every subway is 5 blocks or less away.

  10. That’s quite the high floor and what incredible views! Love that you saw them filming Law and Order…I’d recognize those two guys anywhere haha. New York is an incredible city and I’d love to return to visit again one day.

    1. Thank you! It’s always neat seeing filming around our apartment. We’ve also seen them film Westworld and Kaleidoscope. Hope you make it back soon!

  11. Wow, Lyssy. Awesome views! You are lucky to live in NYC. I just flew past there yesterday on my way to Chicago and got some awesome video footage of Manhattan.

  12. Wow, your views are stunning! The 45th floor? This is crazy!! I’ll soon move to the 6th floor of a building here in Brussels and I’m basically above almost all the rooftops around me ahah! East and south facing windows are amazing for sunsets, and your pictures perfectly demonstrate that! How beautiful!

    1. Thank you!! That will be amazing to lookout over Brussels. We are very lucky to have such a nice view and get to see the sunsets 🙂

  13. Great post! My parents lived on the 40th floor of a building in Chicago overlooking Lake Michigan, they loved it. I think if I had your views I would get distracted and stand looking outside all day! Your photos are all so good, I especially love the sunsets. Thanks for the view!

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