If you’re sitting in a window seat while flying into New York City on a beautiful day, the views can be spectacular. Depending on the approach to LaGuardia, coming in over New Jersey offers the Hudson River, Newark Liberty International Airport, the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
My trip began at daybreak from Chicago’s Midway International Airport heading east with a beautiful sunrise over Lake Michigan.
When the plane began to descend while on final approach we were over the eastern edge of New Jersey. The view was straight north along the Hudson River showing many ships waiting to enter the Newark terminals. The lower tip of Manhattan and Jersey City frame the mouth of the river.
Looking back on the Williamsburg Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the East River and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
This view is real interesting with the 1964 World’s Fair Pavilion, the New York State Pavilion Observation Towers (better known as the space ships from Men in Black), the Arthur Ashe Stadium, and Citified in the distance. Behind that is Flushing Bay and LaGuardia Airport.
This final image before landing frames the entire New York City skyline on the horizon.