Manhattanhenge—that time of the year when the sunset lines up with the Manhattan street grid—is almost here: Monday, May 29 at 8:13pm to see half the sun on the grid and Tuesday, May 30 at 8:12pm to see the full sun on the grid (it appears again on July 12 & 13).
And 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 will be obstructed by the hill.
• 145th Street near Broadway
Jacqueline Faherty, an astrophysicist from the American Museum of Natural History, called this her "new favorite" location last year.
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Fingers crossed for sunny skies.
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