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Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

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Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

I heard the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock aren't worth the crowds, recommendation for less popular and crowded places? I don't mind rooftop bars. Thanks!

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1. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

When will you be in the city? Recommendations may depend on whether you'll be in the city during cold or warm weather.

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2. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

Yep, agree with blumewaybaby, but if its during the summer, last summer I spent my birthday evening on the Grand Banks yacht/restaurant that is docked at Pier 25....

then 2 months later I went up TOTR at dusk with my parents and we watched the sunset.....it was crowded, but not like we couldn't see, as its full of people to different levels most times.....are you looking for a romantic time or no people?

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3. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

Outdoors

Staten Island ferry, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the High Line

Indoors

Bar 65

Press Lounge at Ink48 hotel

A few more ideas

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do…

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4. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

If you are looking for a place to watch the sun set over the buildings of Manhattan, you are better off in areas to the east such as Gantry State Park in Long Island City, Queens. New Jersey to the west is less interesting in scenery.

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5. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

Pier 25 was going to be my recommendation. You don''t even have to have dinner there -- it has an amazing view of the sunset and the reflections off of the Manhattan buildings are spectacular.

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6. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

I agree with the above comment about Gantry State Park in Queens... best view of Manhattan.

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7. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

Check out the link below for the sunset spots in NYC.

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Edited: 7:19 am, July 10, 2018
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8. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

Watching sunset from vs. on Manhattan are both breathtaking. High Line for former and Gantry Park for latter.

Several other options but these two come to mind. Enjoy!

Edited: 11:39 pm, July 09, 2018
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9. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

My favorite sunset in New York is to board the Staten Island Ferry just before sunset (check the time before you go), watch the sun descend behind the Statue of Liberty to the horizon as you pass it. On the return trip, go to the front of the boat and watch the approach to Lower Manhattan as the sky turns darker blue and the lights of the towers get closer and brighter. If the weather is nice enough, stand outside and listen to the water. That may very well be the best hour that you spend in New York.

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10. Re: Where is a good place to watch the sunset in Manhattan?

We accidentally experienced a lovely sunset from the park on Roosevelt Island looking West across the East River towards Manhattan then took the aerial tram back over at twilight. Watched the sun going down from a park bench as the lights started to come on across the city.

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