Tuesday, July 26, 2011


A few weeks ago, one of Kurt's friend organized an outing to view Manhattanhenge. Twice a year, the sunset lines up with the grid in Manhattan and the sun appears to descend down the center of the east-west streets.

We all work around Union Square and decided 14th Street would be the closest vantage point. The sunset wasn't until about 8:30, so we killed time after work at Little Town. Kurt and Kate both took part in a mini beer flight.

The weather had been warm and sunshine-y all day, but a nasty storm came through while we were sitting at the bar. Leaves were blowing off trees, people were running for cover from the sudden downpour, and we were convinced our sunset would be shot. As per usual summer storms though, it moved through in about 20 minutes. The clouds parted and the sun reappeared. We rushed as far east as we could on 14th Street just in time to see the sun before it dipped below the horizon.

You get the best view by standing in the middle of the street. It was hilarious to see people crowding around the median with their cameras, often blocking traffic in the process. People (and drivers) unaware of the momentous occasion must have thought we were crazy. Just another quirky NYC thing :)

1 comment:

  1. that is so neat! great pic of the moment - glad it stopped raining long enough for you to get out there!


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