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

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Wednesday was the second Manhattanhenge of the year, and the second most epic, obviously, as nothing could compare to the celestial event as it occurred in May. Sylvain Whissell made this awesome (in the biblical sense) timelapse of July 11th’s full-sun Manhattanhenge on what looks to be 56th Street. The video is pretty dark—Whissell laments […]

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Last night, a local coven performed a sacred ritual in honor of the sun for 2012’s Manhattanhenge. The ceremony, which took place on East 57th Street and the Queensboro Bridge Approach, was a resounding success, with no reported hexes and only mild injuries sustained during the sacrifice. We invite you now to behold a few […]

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Twice a year–once between Bealtaine and Midsummer and once between Midsummer and Lughnasadh–the Sun Entity Grian beatifies the Isle of Manhattan for one divine minute. The Brother of Mitra calls on us by passing down and exploding His energy from East to West across our island, between our titanic steel monoliths of industry, for a […]

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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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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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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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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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