With this photo, you are looking south from the Yankee Stadium. You can see Central Park right before the NYC skyline at the horizon.
Recently, I went to NYC for the first time. My mind was completely blown away by all the tall skyscrapers and how dense they were. I took an aerial tour of the city. I was just starstruck at the aerial view of this city.
The choppers are not allowed over Manhattan (obviously) and so they fly over the water. But they are allowed to go inland only over The Bronx because that place does not have tall buildings. So they were able to give us an aerial flyby of the Yankee Stadium. Though, the choppers are not allowed to come close to the stadium when there is a game going on.
The tour takes off from near Wall Street and they show you the Brooklyn Bridge. Then they go around the Statue of Liberty and pass by Ellis Island. From there, you flyby downtown, midtown, and uptown. Passing over the George Washington bridge, the chopper flies inland onto The Bronx, where the Yankee Stadium is. After making a circle around the stadium, the chopper heads back the same route.
Overall, its quite thrilling to take an aerial tour of such a grand place. Seeing Manhattan from up above feels nothing like walking in the crowded streets by the towering skyscrapers so close to each other. Its a whole new experience. Its a whole new world from up there. You only wish that it lasted longer than 30 minutes.
P.S. So far, I have always gotten a seat next to the pilot. Its pretty amazing.