The best view of New York City is not from New York City. The best view of the City is from Boulevard East, a street along Weehawken, West New York, and Guttenberg. Even most Newyorkers do not know about, nor have seen NYC from this side. However, some tour busses are starting to make their way to this side of the Hudson river to appreciate the view and capture it in pictures. The most beautiful view of New York City is not from the Empire State observation deck. It is from the Jersey side across the the Hudson.