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11 Places NYC Locals Go To Watch The Sunset

Summer is fleeting. Go watch a sunset.

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1. Astoria Park—Astoria, Queens

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Why go?—Astoria Park sits between the Triboro and Hellgate bridges, so the view is spectacular from anywhere along the edge of the park, especially at sunset.

2. Valentino Pier—Red Hook, Brooklyn

Why go?—For full-frontal views of Lady Liberty with a sky on fire as her backdrop.

3. North Cove—Battery Park, Manhattan

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Why go?—To remind yourself that Manhattan is an island surrounded by water and boats and all that nautical stuff.

4. Grand Ferry Park—Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Why go?—Because the Freedom Tower looks best when shrouded in the light of a setting sun.

5. Roosevelt Island Tram—Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

Why go?—If you're able to catch the sunset during the tram ride, you'll be rewarded of breathtaking views of the East River and beyond.

6. Shore Road Park—Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Why go?—The Verrazano at sunset is a sight to behold.

7. Gantry Park—Long Island City, Queens

Why go?—Long Island City's Empire-Chrysler view is even more astounding at sundown.

8. Brooklyn Bridge Park—DUMBO, Brooklyn

Why go?—The sunset looks even more insane reflected off the Financial District's glassy buildings.

9. The Highline—Chelsea, Manhattan

Why go?—With the Highline's greenery you might forget you're in the city for a minute.

10. Spuyten Duyvil—Riverdale, Bronx

Why go?—The Bronx has the best views of the Palisades, which look even more stunning in the setting sun.

11. Staten Island Ferry—Hudson River, Staten Island

Why go?—IT'S FREE. WHY HAVEN'T YOU DONE THIS YET?

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