7:02PM EST December 11. 2012 – NEW YORK — On a recent autumn night in New York City, Konstantin Bark stood on the sixth floor balcony of the Wythe Hotel bar in Brooklyn with just a blazer to shield him from the blustery wind.
The German tourist didn’t mind too much, for across from him was an expansive view of the Manhattan skyline. It was straight out of a postcard.
“This is an amazing place,” Bark said as he shivered, never taking his eyes from the scene in front of him.