Manhattanhenge—that time of the year when the sunset lines up with the Manhattan street grid—is back again for the second time this year: Wednesday, July 12 at 8:20pm if you want to see the full sun on the grid and Thursday, July 13 at 8:21pm if you want to see the half sun on the grid.
While most people flock to skyscraper-lined streets like 34th and 42nd Streets for spectacular Manhattanhenge views, uptowners can also find a version of the phenomenon.
All you need is to look for an east/west thoroughfare that acts as a perfect frame for the sunset.
Here are some places to start:
• St. Clair Place between 125th Street and 12th Avenue
Because 125th Street isn't perfectly straight from east to west, you'll need to head to this small offshoot to see the sunset framed by the iconic arches of the Riverside Drive Viaduct.
• 135th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
This is the highest point on 135th Street; any point east is likely to be obstructed by the hill.
• 145th Street near Broadway
This the "new favorite" location of Jacqueline Faherty, an astrophysicist from the American Museum of Natural History.
Fingers crossed for sunny skies.