Guess you could say here's looking right back at you....this from a few years ago, right before Christmas. One of my life long wishes was to see NYC and Manhattan all done up for the holidays. It is a beautiful place, but I like being a woodsy sort a lot better. I think everyone should visit NYC at least once, I've been there twice and thats probably it for me. I must say though, you are a lucky guy to have been able to go up to get those pics!
This is my favorite NYC photo, like the one above from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. There could be much to say about this pigeon, but I think the photo says it all.