6. The Views from The Hills Are Amazing

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This is a point we can’t emphasize enough. The view from the top of Lookout Hill is stunning. You’ll see perspectives of Governors Island that you haven’t seen before – like the full length of the former Officer’s housing building (designed by McKim, Mead & White), all 385,000 square feet of it. That’s the Chrysler Building laid on its side.

There is a 360 degree view of the lower Manhattan skyline and New York harbor, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and of the industrial ports of New Jersey. You can see many of the city’s major bridges like the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge and the Bayonne Bridge. And you can see the Brooklyn waterfront, with highlights like the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the Brooklyn Army Terminal and the tip of Coney Island.