8. The Best View is From the Bathrooms of Gale Brewer’s Office

One of the first things the staff of the Borough President’s office told us when we visited was that the “best views are from the bathroom.” While the cupola of the Manhattan Municipal Building will give you great, elevated views of the Woolworth Building, and other surrounding buildings, the bathroom of the Borough President’s office gives a clear bird’s eye view of the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s almost twenty floors lower than the cupola, so you can see the busy traffic patterns on the Brooklyn Bridge on and off ramps and get a great view of Dumbo as well.

Next time you visit, if you see people with cameras in the bathroom, now you know why.