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05.28.15 Prachi Gupta

Did you hear? Manhattanhenge is upon us. This biennial “event,” in which the sun aligns with Manhattan’s street grid, is this weekend: On Friday and Saturday, hordes of Instagrammers will be able to see the sun setting precisely down the center of the city’s east-west asphalt corridors. (Pictured above: Andrew Dallos/2014, Vivienne Gucwa/2011, Katie Killary/2010) […]

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05.30.14 Marina Galperina

Enthusiasts of taking sunset photos at crowded New York intersections need not worry — you didn’t really miss anything yet. Yesterday’s fake Manhattanhenge was only a “half sun.” Also, it wasn’t visible because of clouds. Today’s real Manhattanhenge is “full sun.” That means you will actually be seeing the whole ball of the sun appear at […]

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05.30.13 Marina Galperina

Oh look, the sunset aligned to the Manhattan grid again. Manhattanhenge. Woop. (Photo: Atomix/Flickr) […]

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03.21.11 Bucky Turco

Back in 1811, city officials did something remarkable when they instituted a rectangular street grid. Unlike the confusing twisty streets found in Lower Manhattan, a more orderly system that one critic called a “primal topographic curse,” would forever alter the development of NYC and most importantly, give residents the twice a year urban-solar phenomenon know […]

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06.01.10 Marina Galperina

Manhattan residents spend most of their life swarming deep in the cracks between towering architecture. They only get to see the sun set a few times a year. It’s kind of a big deal, especially for shutterbugs. Manhattanhenge 2010 (Part 1 of 2) came and went, leaving a bounty of interweb documentation. See our gallery […]

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05.28.10 Bucky Turco

One of the benefits of the city’s esoteric urban planning is Manhattanhenge, a semiannual solar event whereby the sun sets in direct alignment with the east-west direction of the street grid, creating stunning conditions for photographers. The first one of 2010 will take place on Sunday at 8:17PM, just make sure you’re on a cross-town […]

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07.10.09 Will Sherman

If you missed it last month, here’s your chance to experience Manhattanhenge. The sun will set in perfect alignment with the Manhattan street grid at 8:25 PM on Saturday and Sunday. You can watch from lots of locations, but you’ll have to arrive early to the Tudor Place overpass at 42nd Street if you want […]

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06.01.09 Will Sherman

Vying for a clear shot of Manhattanhenge, a crowd of photographers gathered on Tudor City Place to photograph the Sun setting down 42nd Street this weekend. Click the images above for a few UV-soaked shots and ready your camera for July 11th and 12th at 8:25 p.m., when the celestial phenomenon returns. […]

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05.27.09 Will Sherman

This weekend ‘Manhattanhenge‘ will take place, with the sun setting in perfect alignment with the Manhattan street grid. The east ends of the main cross streets are some of the best places to watch the sun set along the grid, partially on Saturday and fully on Sunday at 8:17 PM. |AMNH| Photo by EffingBoring […]

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