I don't think I've shared the story of how my roommates and I got into our Greenpoint apartment a year ago.
Long story short, we saw a listing with a deck and an amazing view that was a little over our budget but we all said, "Hey, if it's our last apartment in NYC, we might as well do it big."
So after we visited the apartment with our broker, we were writing the check when the broker got off the phone and told us someone had already put their deposit in. Our hearts sank, but she suggested try putting in a little more money and maybe that would help.
Well, you know what else would help? The building owner being in Israel for Passover and not doing any business and therefore not getting that initial deposit and then seeing our deposit.
So in the first few weeks of standing on our new deck looking out at this dumb city, I always wondered what buildings are what. So a year later, after renewing the lease…the questions are finally answered. The dumb Manhattan Skyline Index.
Here's an enlarged version where you can press back and forth to see all the dumb building names (i.e. The Wang Building).
This was taken in December 2016 and since then, a luxury condo high-res as large as the building on the far left has been erected directly in front of the Empire State Building obstructing everything.
New York City, man.