I've been told the mural represents not the actual skyline of the Big Apple, but rather, the New York-New York Hotel in Las Vegas. Which sounds good to me, as a fan of that hotel. They have one of the most interesting roller coasters in America, too.
If you look closely (click any photo to enlarge), you'll see the artist at work on the scaffolding. The project is designed by Steven J. Karr AIA, Inc., for Greenhill Capital. Sigal Construction is the contractor transforming this former homeless shelter into a restaurant space for Greenhill.
|The real thing in Las Vegas,|
for purposes of comparison
(Courtesy NY NY Hotel & Casino)