As temperatures soar in a premature summer blast, evening remains a soothing balm on the day’s chafing. These views of steely Manhattan were taken from the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Most prominent in the spiky skyline is the recently completed New York by Gehry residential tower and its convoluted design. The 8 Spruce Street building’s units are said to be exclusively for rent, a new trend in the high-end real estate world. With more and more people hesitating to buy, it seems like their clever marketing sign on an outside wall is spot on: “Repent. Rent. Repeat.”

Brooklyn Bridge and the “New York by Gehry” tower
Ghostly police patrol
Manhattan Bridge
An Amateur Astronomers Association telescope awaits darkness
Beautiful New York by Gehry, left, and ugly Verizon, right