Best View of Uptown Manhattan New York 2000 - Columbia University
Screw the Greatest Bar on Earth (near the tip-top of the Twin Towers). Instead, do keg stands at a Columbia University frat party and then sneak to the roof of the S.W. Mudd building, the 15-story engineering tower. Observe champagne bottles dropped in revelry during roof parties passed, or almost as interesting, every major (tall) landmark in Manhattan, and some off-island: Yankee and Shea stadiums and this, uh, power plant in Queens. There's not so much to block the view up in Harlem. Anyway, make sure you bring a student to swipe you in, and watch your fucked-up self climbing the ladder on the creepy, dark, restricted-access top floor.