Manhattanhenge 2011. May 30th overlooking the Chrysler Building. 42nd Street and Tudor City Place overpass. Midtown, New York City.
UPDATE 2: This photo has also now appeared on Buzzfeed! Here: 13 Beautiful Pictures Of Manhattanhenge (photo #8)
You can purchase this image as a print or poster here: Manhattanhenge Sunset and the Chrysler Building Posters and Prints.
You can purchase the image in the Boing Boing post here: Manhattanhenge Sunset in New York City Looking Down 42nd Street Posters and Prints.
Tonight was my first ever Manhattanhenge. I chose to experience it at the prime location of 42nd Street and the Tudor City Place overpass. It’s a very popular spot for photographers since there is an uninterrupted view of the natural occurrence. The experience was rather intense. Even though I got to the overpass an hour and a half before sunset, I was told that many photographers had set up their equipment as early as 3 pm (!). When the sun started its very dramatic descent all that could be heard was the sound of cameras clicking away. It’s definitely a great experience and I am now officially a ‘henger’. ;)
"Manhattanhenge (sometimes referred to as the Manhattan Solstice) is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which the sun aligns with the stones on the solstices. It was coined in 2002 by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History." Source
View my other photos of this at my Manhattanhenge 2011 photo set.