As Lorenzo has noted, it is nice to lay over before hitting the East River and the bee-hive of NY Harbor. If you have never been through NY Harbor, it can be white-knuckle time with commuter ferries, barges, mega-yachts, and every sort of boat imaginable going every which way, leaving large wakes which team up with 3+ knot
currents to raise havoc. Need to be on your toes.
You can also throw the hook right across from the Throgs Neck bridge (40.47'.56"N 73.45'.32"W)in anything but a strong N-NW wind
, just south of the M.M. Academy at Kings Point. There is a little current
but good water depth
and holding right in front of the houses on that shore. As with anchoring
anywhere near a city, put a float on your anchor. Nice view of the bridge from there.