Manhattanhenge

Stuyvesant Street is the only street on Manhattan that actually runs on the true East-West axis. All the other streets are slightly tilted. This allows for a curious phenomenon that occurs twice a year at sunset that has become known as Manhattanhenge.

Manhattanhenge

The sun comes pouring down all the streets, turning them into bright orange canyons of light. It’s truly spectacular, and a little awe inspiring. There’s another one on July 13th in case you missed this one.

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~ by ann on June 2, 2007.

One Response to “Manhattanhenge”

  1. Georgeous! I really love your pics. I feel like I’m getting to know the city’s character as well as the sights.

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