The Empire State building!! The place to start in New York why? Because you can see everything and icons and places are put into perspective. How big is Central park . New Amsterdam the first place settled by the all conquering Dutch East India Company. The vision for trade established from the start. It is now the financial district. This picture is taken from The Rock. The Rockefeller Centre another beautiful building and one that had clearer vision all around. The skyline has limits here all within walking.