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NYC: Night view from Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock, New York

You don’t really realize how big New York City is, until you have seen it from above. Therefore, Tina and I braved the cold weather, the jet lag and our shopping-sore feet and went all the way up to Top of the Rock in Rockefeller Center on a dark December nigh two weeks ago.

We weren’t the only ones, who had planned to spend Thursday night watching skyscrapers, so it took almost an hour from the time we bought the ticket and until we were allowed to enter the elevator, which swept us 70 floors up to the observation deck at Rockefeller Center, which is called Top of the Rock.

Though, who cares about a little waiting time when there’s a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop just around the corner? I haven’t had Ben & Jerry’s for a long time, so I grabbed the opportunity to get myself a scoop of Chocolate Fudge Brownie and a scoop of sherbet with a flavor I haven’t tasted before (it was gooood!).

The view was amazing and so overwhelming that I spent the first couple of minutes feeling dizzy. 70 floors is really a lot, and it almost felt like you could touch the clouds.

I know a lot of people, who prefer Empire State Building because it’s a classic,  but I really liked the view from Top of the Rock. The thing is, that if you’re in Empire State Building, you miss the view of the building itself, and what’s a skyline photo of New York without Empire State building?

The lack of light was a bit challenging, so our attempts to take a selfie didn’t work out well, ha ha:)

New York City is a wonderful place to visit in December. Read my blog post about NYC Christmas decoration here.


Top of the Rock, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown, New York

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