Twice a year the sun rises and sets in exact alignment with the Manhattan street grid. I witnessed it this phenomenon called “ManhattanHenge” on Wednesday night and not only was it quite beautiful but even more impressive was the turn-out. There were at least 300 people at 34th and Park avenue, all with cameras and of all ages, colors and cultures. It was a great NYC moment and I was really happy to see so many people taking pleasure in this natural occurrence and odd, sub-cultural happening. At one point the streets were packed with people with cars stuck in the crowd. Occupied!
I loved this girl and her mom. How cool that her mom was encouraging this kind of activity. And shooting it with an Ipad. Restored my faith in humanity…for about 30 minutes.
If you are looking for more or better ManhattanHenge Porn, check this great little MSNBC video