Heres a shot I got at sunset from the Tudor City bridge. This is by far, not an original idea by me. Folks have taking pictures here for a long time. But I did happen to be in Manhattan at the perfect time to have the sun go down between the crosstown streets. The Tudor City bridge just happens to be one of the best spots.
There might be more iterations of this particular shot. This is the first time I have post processed something as specific like this, so I might have to give it another go on my big computer when I get back home. It is NOT taken in one shot, and it is NOT an HDR. I used many layers to squeeze out all of the sunburst onto the correctly exposed foreground.
Anyway, enough jabbering. Enjoy.