top of the rock

top of the rock

Three levels of absolute breathtaking views. Welcome to the Top of the Rock. It’s $27 to get access to the three levels. There’s even a section to sit and relax and charge your phone. Now that I’ve visited, and if I had to choose, I’d choose this over the Empire State Building observatory any day. (If you want to compare views, head over here.)

central park | top of the rock

empire state building | top of the rock

NYC from the top of the rockefeller center | nyc

If you want to get both the day and night views, head on over about an hour before sunset. Stay for around two hours and you’ll get to experience both. I went on a weekday afternoon and the line was around 10 minutes (including security check).

nyc | empire state building | top of the rock

nyc | empire state building | top of the rock
Top of the Rock | empire state | NYC | greaseandglamour

Top of the Rock | empire state at night | NYC | greaseandglamour

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Hope you enjoyed these photos. I freezed my butt off to share them with you. :)

Top of the Rock | empire state at night | NYC | greaseandglamour

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In April 2013, lifestyle photographer Jinna Yang left her corporate fashion job, luxury apartment and life in New York City to travel the world. She started sharing stories of her adventures on Grease and Glamour, inspiring others to live life with purpose and follow their dreams. Jinna’s work has been published in Conde Nast Traveler, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, CNN Travel, Yahoo, BBC World Radio, and hundreds of other media outlets around the world.

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  • shershegoes

    i’ve been in NYC for 7 years and have still never been to the top of the rock! love these photos, especially the day to night GIF!


    • greaseandglamour

      Thanks sher! You should go when it warms up! :)

  • Priscilla

    I love your blog and all the pictures you include! :) Keep it up! Also, what camera are you using? I wish I could one day learn to take such amazing breathtaking pictures!

  • Queenie Lee

    Stunning photos! Can’t wait to visit NY one day, hopefully when it’s a bit warmer ;)

  • Jovana Miljanovic

    I just found out about your blog and it made my heart cry. You inspired me so much and thank you for that.


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