One of my favorite views in Washington Heights is at Riverside Drive and 158 (approximately), where the curving road gives way to a sweeping view of the old lampposts and the George Washington Bridge. The balustrade, sturdy and indestructible, provides a nice contrast to and barrier against the the train tracks and the highway, which otherwise would be kind of a bummer to look at. But from this vantage point, it's easy to feel superior, almost as if they were toys or part of a model. In the future, it would be nice to remove the highway -- or maybe bury it? -- so that the entire shoreline could be reconverted into parkland, but that's not going to happen anytime soon.
Up here, though, it's easy to imagine, even in a snowstorm.