I lived in Brooklyn from 1996 to 1999 and in Jersey City from 1999-2003.  I took most of the pictures you see from my rented condo in Jersey City.  I got it for the view.  I have many more photos of the WTC as this is just a sampling.  As for the main lightning photo, I took that around July 8th, 2000.  I captured 3 bolts that night with a 35mm SLR camera.  Photos like that are very rare.  Please click here for a link to my section on Fine Art America to purchase.