Excluding Paris and Florence, I have lived on an Island my whole life. Unfortunately I don’t mean a subtropical island dotted along the Caribbean or even a metaphorical one. I’m talking about Long Island and well of course, Manhattan. But growing up surrounded by water I developed a sort strange behavior, some may even call me a stalker. I am an avid sunset chaser constantly looking for the best spot. Most days in the summer you can catch me driving (way too fast) trying to catch those elusive colors in real life.
Below is my discover of the perfect New York sunset spot.
While my girlfriends from London were visiting we decided walk the Brooklyn Bridge after brunch. After shamelessly flirting with firemen from station 118 and stopping at the Whyte Hotel for cocktails, we headed to Bushwhick Inlet Park to sit by the river. This to all you non Manhattan-ites is the quintessential New York day. Not expecting anything grand we were all surprised.
There on the other side of a kids soccer field the sky lit up like the fourth of july. With the most incredible hues, you’d think you were in a Pochantas movie. Yet there in perfect juxtaposition was the concrete jungle of New York. It’s skyscrapers erupting from the ground like swords and daggers waiting to pierce the sun.
It was perfect.
This has become my favorite spot to to unwind and partake in natures own Netflix and Chill. Each time the sunset is epic and it is never crowded. So the next time you’re looking for the best sunset spot in NYC head to Bushwhick Inlet Park.
Hi, I’m Jay. A twenty-something-year-old living in New York. There’s not all that much to say about me other than; I love to eat, drink and travel. I’ve lived in some incredible cities from Paris to New York to Florence, and along the way, I’ve crossed off a ton on my bucket list. I hope we inspire you to go out there and see for yourself, just how beautiful life can be.