What joy to have all this in easy walking distance. The views are still free (for now), and standing up here is a great way to clear your head. I love the way the grand & the crass & the quietest of details vie for attention: Liberty & Costco, the dark lines of trunk & branch & the smudges of Manhattan on the skyline. The shopper lugging his grocery bags home, & in front of the novelty store a knot of stray balloons floating by, obscuring, just for an instant, a letter or two of La Gloria. Live in the moment.