This is one of my favorite places to watch the sunset in New York. It's a little spot called "Brooklyn Bridge Park". You can get there by taking the A or the C train to High Street. Before heading to the water you can stop into Powerhouse Books, or get some chocolate at Jacques Torres on Water Street. Of course once you get to the park, the view of lower Manhattan is just beautiful. To show the wispy motion of the water I used a 13 second exposure after a passing water taxi caused small waves to form with its wake.
Camera settings: 17-40mm, f11, 13", ISO 400.