Manhattanhenge is the twice a year event when the sunset lines up perfectly with the main street arteries in Manhattan. This year, the two dates were last night and the second one will be July 12th.
Unfortunately, the sunset was hiding behind cloud cover last night. Hopefully, on July 12th the sky will be clear.
If it is clear, my photos here give you an idea of what it may look like if you are standing on the east side at 79th Street and 86th Street at York Avenue looking west, or if you are on the west side at 72nd Street and Central Park West next to The Dakota looking towards the Hudson River. I took these photographs in 2012 and 2013.
Here is a link to a New York Times piece on Manhattanhenge.
Comes time, cross your fingers that July 12th is a beautiful evening, and keep your camera close.
Thomas Pryor’s Blog: Yorkville: Stoops to Nuts