[click on picture to enlarge - taken via iPhone]
We are looking towards the South West of the island.
The street illuminated by the red tail lights of the cars driving South is 7th avenue.
See that big building with a square light on the top? Look where it intersects with the river. Now a little to the right. See a pale rectangular structure? This is the driving range of Chelsea Piers, a sport complex built on the renovated piers in the Chelsea neighborhood. We're at the northern edge of Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District. When practicing your golf swing in the multi-story driving range, you are looking right at New Jersey, accross the river.
Now, stay in Jersey and follow the shore towards the tip of Manhattan. At the very end, you should see a line of land reaching out to Manhattan. Adjust your glasses and sharpen your imagination and you should see Miss Liberty at the very tip of that line. Do you see her? Bingo!
And this is what you get when you stay late in the office... Not bad, uh? But hey, see all those lights? I am not the only one working late!