Can anyone identify the city in this picture?

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It appears to be along a coast or a body of water.

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    From where did you obtain this photo? It isn't yours, or you'd know what it was showing. Please be sure to provide proper attribution when you reproduce somebody else's work. Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 10:42
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This is New York City - looking east across the Hudson from New Jersey.
A similar viewpoint is available from google maps
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Probably from around Port Imperial Blvd just north of the Lincoln Tunnel.
Your photo seems to be from a position a little further south than this one though - a bit closer to the tunnel - judging by the angles of the piers.

  • What is that wedge-shaped building in the middle left? Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 20:53
  • @ShawnV.Wilson - that's Via 57 West
    – brhans
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 21:02

The city is New York, facing the Borough of Manhattan and the photo was taken at Kennedy Blvd and approximately 53rd Street in West New York, New Jersey. I lived there for nearly a decade and would spot it in a moment. Screen cap from Google street view...

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Source: Google Maps

See also: A view of New York (Manhattan) from West New York, New Jersey at dawn

  • I think my google-fu beats yours ... ;)
    – brhans
    Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 15:09
  • @brhans, ok, I'll up vote your answer :)
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 15:15
  • Is Manhattan a city?
    – vclaw
    Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 16:28
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    @vclaw see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borough_(New_York_City). NYC is so dense they split it into five smaller cities.
    – cat
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 2:14

That is the City of New York and the island/borough of Manhattan. It's a picture of the West Side, Hell's Kitchen, taken from Union City, New Jersey.

The pier on the right is the Intrepid. The other piers are the cruise terminal.

And the pier all the way to the left is for garbage transfer.

  • OMG! I didn't notice that, but really, who doesn't know what the West Side is :)
    – DTRT
    Commented Oct 25, 2016 at 17:37

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