This sight can either be a sign of relief or dread depending on which way you are going, and how you are feeling about your love affair with the city.
When I first moved to NYC, it was an absolute sign of relief to see the skyline disappear into the distance. A few years ago that changed, and the sight of the NYC getting closer and closer finally became what I craved. It took me 7 years to actually feel like NYC was my home, and not just a stop on my trip to somewhere else.
I am not a patient person, but if you want to stick it out in NYC it takes patience. And a little money doesn’t hurt either.