In NJ across the hudson in Atlantic Highlands you can find overlook point, the sun is on your left and you can see the entire skyline. Overlook is the tallest point on the eastern seaboarc. It is also a good place to photograph tall ships in the bay...

Nj is pretty humid so you will want to bring a strong red filter or even give infrared a shot, the ny skyline is always hazy from here.

--Aaron