Apartment hunting in New York is far more competitive, cut-throat, intense, faster paced and moving than in SF. What really sets it apart is the only in NYC concept of a "broker/broker fee." Which, to put it simply, is where many (although not all) apartments are only available through certain real estate brokers who charge you a fee for renting the apartments that they represent.
Those views typically don't last very long, but make no mistake: they are beautiful to experience. And, fortunately, they are now captured in an exciting new book. AIR by Vincent Laforet is a magnificent collection of stunning aerial photos from a panoply of cities: New York, London, Sydney, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin and Barcelona.