One of the perks of living outside of Manhattan is that you get better views of Manhattan. It’s true, ask anyone who lives outside of Manhattan – the ones who live inside Manhattan would never admit to it.
If you ever do decide to make it across the Hudson, take some time to visit the Exchange Place waterfront in Jersey City. A quick hop on the Path Train and get off at the Exchange Place stop to soak in one of the best views of lower Manhattan. The World Trade Center will be the center of it all.
The view is awesome by day, but spectacular at night. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Manhattan views from Brooklyn and Long Island City, but don’t sleep on Jersey City. It’s peaceful, less crowded and surprisingly convenient.