The East River. The East River is a salt water tidal estuary in New York City. The waterway, which is actually not a river despite its name, connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end.
the drama in this image works from backlit bridge, to inky black middle ground, to gritty street-lit foreground, for dimensional depth. (Source: Manhattan Bridge, New York City photo via jennifer Oh Yeah.