Perfect spots to watch the Sunsets in New York City

It’s the most beautiful time of the day. (For me anyway) It’s the shining ray of light that gives you hope, warmth, beauty, serenity and sets you in a relaxing mood. It’s the time that tells you “That’s a wrap,” for another beautiful day, or it could say a bad day is ending.

Sunset is the time when I feel uplifted and adventurous. As if it brings another dimension to the city. It adds colors, shadows, reflection or sparkles to the city. The silhouettes give an exploring vibe into the unknown.

Here are my favorite places to look out for the sunset. šŸŒ¤

Brookfield Place

Subway: E – World trade center station, R W – Cortlandt St station

This could be a romantic date or even with friends gathering. There are both indoor and outdoor. The food hall also has different variations of restaurants to choose from. There’s food, there’s sunset and different places and angles to choose from to watch the sky slowly turns from blue to different shades of color before it hits black, what more could you ask for?


Gantry Plaza State Park

Subway: 7 – Vernon Blvd Jackson av station

Always a perfect spot to hide away from the chaos in Manhattan. Gantry Plaza State Park lies right at the waterfront of East river in Long Island City. A peaceful park with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline. You will see people jogging along the river, old couples chilling, dogs with their human owners or like me, just someone who loves to the explore the city. I mean, look at the view, can you blame me?


Hunter’s South Point Park

Right Next to Gantry Plaza State park is the Hunter’s South Point Park. But it has a bigger space, with both playgrounds for kids and dogs, and a field where people can play ball.

Subway: 7 – Vernon Blvd Jackson av station


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Central Park

There are probably so many places in Central Park to watch the sunset. But these spots are my favorites so far.

Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisĀ Reservoir

The East sideĀ of the Reservoir is where you wanna be!

Subway: 86th st Lexington AveĀ station


Even my fellow feathered friends enjoy the warmth of the sunsetĀ šŸ¦†

Battery Park

One of my favorite parks is definitely Battery Park, located at the lowest tip of Manhattan. It has the riverside view, Statue of Liberty standing tall from afar, and during the warmer seasons, they have all the colorful flowers popping around. Not to mention the cutest carousel –> Seaglass carousel.

Subway: 1 – South Ferry station, R W – White Hall st, 4 5 – Bowling Green subway station


Robert F Wagner Jr. Park

Right next to Battery Park on the West side is another quiet park. Perfect spot to sit and chill, read a book or picnic till the sun sets.

Subway: 4 5 Bowling Green Subway Station.


Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedoms Park

At the southernmost part of Roosevelt island is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedoms Park where you get the panoramic view from the Brooklyn side to Manhattan.

Subway: F – Roosevelt Island Subway

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Apartment Rooftop

I’m afraid this is not open to the public. This apartment I sublet during the last summer when I first move to New York City in Chelsea area. And I must say, what a welcome indeed!


Keep exploring!

Photos were taken with iPhone 6s and iPhone 8 Plus

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