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This Summer's Best Sunsets as Seen From Upper West Side

By Emily Frost | August 26, 2015 7:44am

There's a reason Upper West Siders refer to their slice of Manhattan as the #bestside and believe they have the ultimate edge over East Siders: the sunsets. 

The west-facing neighborhood boasts amazing sunsets, best viewed from on high or while gazing at the Hudson River, but also glimpsed from the ground while doing errands. 

With summer days coming to a close — NYC public school starts Sept. 9 and there are already signs of fall — why not look back on the summer that was, through its sunsets?

After all, as one Instagram user we came across put it: "sunsets: good for your soul."

As smart locals know, Pier i offers a front-row seat for Hudson River sunset watching:

Some of the best sunset shots captured the sun just as it dipped below the New Jersey horizon:


#sunset #hudsonriver #nofilter #uws

A photo posted by Grace Danger Chu (@notgracechu) on


Tonight's #sunset was #magical #NYC #beautifulsunset #upperwestside . #summer never gets old.

A photo posted by Jill Damico (@jillita26) on


Hudson River Sunset - Upper West Side - Manhattan

A photo posted by @gugachacra on

There were some splashes of hot pink that filled the sky where the only appropriate reaction was "Woahhh":


Steve's balcony view strikes again

A photo posted by @gabriellajoan on


Sunsets with @kristicabe are the best! #UWS #NYC #riversidepark

A photo posted by KevinCabe1 (@kevincabe1) on

And there were instances where the sun's fading rays magnificently caught the clouds:


Thee Upper West. #nofilter #sunset #summer ⛅️

A photo posted by Nicole Isabel (@nicoleisabeldesigns) on

A harbor dotted with boats doesn't hurt either:

And lastly, we leave you with a time-lapse sunset video, which while not technically taken on the Upper West Side, is nevertheless mesmerizing:


Thundering calm of last night's NYC sunset over the Upper West Side. Timelapse by @jaysansone @nycprimeshot

A video posted by Human Being (@humanbeingmedia) on