PHOTO CREDIT: AM NEW YORK
We figured our insiders might want to know the best day to get the best view of a Manhattan sunset. Well here it is! The Manhattanhenge is the alignment of the sunset with Manhattan’s grid, a sight that’s inspired photographers and Instagrammers from near and far. It happens on four days each year and we have two days left this year to catch a glimpse of it in our beautiful city.
The full sun will align with the grid at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, and half the sun will align at 8:21 p.m. on Thursday, July 13.
To see the sunset, New Yorkers should go to clear cross streets, such as 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets. The museum recommends standing on the east side, but keeping a clear view of the west so you can still see New Jersey.
To make the moment even more iconic, head to 34th or 42nd streets for striking views of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.