During my stint in jury duty, I did get a little time to take a few pictures. I was on the very top of Manhattan (right next to the Brooklyn Bridge) and was quite taken by the architecture there.
Many of the buildings were constructed around the turn of the century, but there is also a few really modern buildings too.
A good number of the buildings in that area are extremely tall, including the court house I served in. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures (or even bring my phone) inside, but I got a (potato quality) photo from a few blocks away.
I think that I wouldn’t be opposed to visiting the area again, during my free time, or with a few friends.