Postcard from an epic Empire State sunset

November 1, 2012 in Places,Postcards,United States

This has been a weird week. I just moved back into my place in Williamsburg after waiting out Sandy on the Upper East Side with a friend: we were lucky in that we had a very “boring” hurricane with  neither of our homes losing power or being flooded. I still had to walk 100+ blocks and a bridge to get home through a darkened city, standstill traffic and closed subway stations last night–more to come on my hurricane experience tomorrow.

Epic New York City sunset from the Empire State Building, shot on Instagram

Until then, I wanted to show you one of my favorite moments in New York City. I’m usually quite partial to beach sunsets, as buildings tend to block out all the good sky–until, I found, you rise above them. I had a friend visiting from Washington DC a few weekends ago, and we decided to head up the Empire State Building after I got off work on Friday to catch the sunset. Let’s just say our timing was impeccable.

Epic New York City sunset from the Empire State Building

Epic New York City sunset from the Empire State Building

Epic New York City sunset from the Empire State Building

Epic New York City sunset from the Empire State Building

Epic New York City sunset from the Empire State Building

What’s your favorite place to catch a cityscape sunset?

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Note: we visited the Empire State Building free of charge, thanks to complimentary New York CityPASS ticket booklets (which I’ll be writing about soon!). 

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