New York is a great place to view the sunset all year-round, but there are days when it's especially breathtaking. Manhattanhenge is one of the summer's most memorable and picturesque moments. Hundreds of people gather on the streets to observe this incredibly beautiful event. Unlike Stonehenge in England, Manhattan, as well as the central Chicago, draw crowds specifically for sunset, not sunrise.
It happens twice a year and is basically a view of the sun setting down exactly between Manhattan's buildings. Since our planet is spinning, the sun sets at a different angle every day. Twice a year the rectangular grid of Manhattan allows this phenomenon to happen so don't miss it. The best spots to witness Manhattanhenge in its full beauty are 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th Streets. Grab your camera and find a place on the street with a nice view!