Sometimes one needs to be at the right time, the right place, with the right weather.
That was the case for me on a recent business trip on a JetBlue flight from Westchester, NY to Florida.
The plane took off heading south and within 10 minutes at 10,000ish feet spectacular aerial New York City scenes unfolded below me.
Thankfully I had my phone handy to snap a few nice photos of Manhattan Island, Ellis island, Liberty Island, and many more places and structures around the New York City area.
I have driven, jogged, hiked, and biked in many of these locations but seeing them so clearly from up above was a nice treat.