Manhattanhenge, the twice-yearly solar event when the sunset perfectly aligns with the east-west streets of Manhattan's grid, was discovered (and named) by Neil deGrasse Tyson in 1996. Since then, it's morphed into a popular street party for the Instagram generation.
The Tudor City bridge is a prime vantage point since one does not have to dodge traffic for a direct view of the phenomenon. Here are this year's dates:
Be prepared for massive crowds ‒ bring a stepladder ‒ or consider showing up on the half sun dates, when the scene is a bit less frantic. Below, some photos of Manhattanhenges past.
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