Now for a few views looking out over New York City from the Empire State Building though I am not sure what areas they are or exactly certain which direction we are looking. This first photo could be looking in a notheast direction.
You were right, that would be roughly Northeast. The splendid building right of centre is the
Chrysler Building and just behind to the right is the 59th Street bridge (as in the Simon &
Garfunkel song) AKA the Queensboro bridge.
I'd heard that the queues for the Empire State building were often very long so when I was
there last year, I chose to go up to the top of the Rockefeller building instead. If we'd been
there at the same time, I could have waved to you.