the crowds were kind of ridiculous, but the views? oh, my, they were amazing.
also slightly annoying was the window set up. it was difficult to get close to the glass and anything light colored (support beams and white shirts, i'm looking at you) made photography a bit tricky.
but when you manage to squeeze past the crowds and get a prime spot to take in the view . . . it is pure magic. (i love how you can see the washington square park arch there at the bottom.) the city is so lovely as the lights start to come on.