Was in the process of moving some image files off of the MacBook and into storage on a portable hard drive and noticed these two images so I reworked them a little and, voila! Location is: Red Hook, Brooklyn, one of my favorite places to walk around and shoot in NYC. Two weeks prior to Hurricane Sandy this is what I saw.
The Ikea Water Taxi runs from the pier adjacent to the Ikea store in Red Hook to the old Fulton Fish Market Pier on the east side of Manhattan ( Pier 11 ). The views from the taxi are incredible as you cross the East River.