It certainly helps to have friends with rooftop terraces. In this case, a 40th floor rooftop. I had been after dark but last night we decided to stop by around sunset, and I couldn't be happier that we did. It was among the most breathtaking sunsets I have seen in my life. The wind got a little aggressive being up so high, but at least we kept cool since it's been a string of painfully hot days recently. Now we don't even have to waste our efforts going to the top of the Empire State or Top of the Rock, this was arguably better than either due to the absence of crowds!