Several months ago, I went to check out the ALTA by Ollie building and got some really AWESOME photos from the 20th and 40th or so floors. Some of the available rooms were right at the level of the subway and you could barely hear it go by. In the end, I found better priced housing in Manhattan itself, so I never moved across the east river. (Neighborhood is still being gentrified as well IMHO.)
First up is looking west towards Queensboro Plaza.
Second and third are two shots of Sunnyside yards. Any idea what they're building between the building and Sunnyside yards? Are they adding a station of sorts? If it was another maintenance yard, I'd assume they'd make the guys just walk across the tracks rather than make steps and overhead walkways.
Last is a shot of the building itself as I walked toward LIC Beer Project after my tour.