I finally found out that the roof access in the other stairwell is open. I've been wanting to go out on our roof for a long time. My hope was to be able to see the lights of Manhattan. I can't, but I can see Queens pretty good.
You can barely see the building I work in. It's the building on the horizon that is right above where the lights of the train disappear.
This photo is actually looking east. The train streaking by is headed in the opposite direction toward Manhattan.
The big buildings on the left are apartment buildings.