Manhattan beautiful skyline can be viewed from New Jersey. This is one of the reason I stay in New Jersey when I visited New York. Besides that, rental in New Jersey is cheaper when compared to in Manhattan. There is frequent buses running between Manhattan (Port Authority Bus Terminal - PABT) and New Jersey. Each way cost around USD3.10. If you purchased 10 tickets, its around USD2.90 each way.
Manhattan from New Jersey.
New York skyline during sunrise.
New York skyline during sunset.
Entering Lincoln tunnel to Manhattan.