What if: the Milky Way were visible in NYC Feb 04 2013
It would look something like this:
That's from a series called Darkened Skies by Thierry Cohen; he photographed various cities (NYC, Paris, Tokyo, SF) and matched them up with starry skies from more remote places like Montana, Nevada, and the Sahara. New Yorkers can see Cohen's work at the Danziger Gallery starting March 28.
See also Imagining Earth with Saturn's Rings.