Manhattanhenge 2008

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    The ever-lovely Manhattanhenge occurs Thursday and Friday this week, where the sunset lines up exactly with the gridded streets of Manhattan. We took it upon ourselves to be at Water-Taxi Beach in Queens last night, which enabled this nice view.

    I love that the sun creates striped reflections on the water during this event.

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    Dave Surgan, byrd + bleecker, and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. AlisonLOL 72 months ago | reply

      Awesome! It was a nice clear night for Manhattanhenge :)

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    2. rickcorreo 72 months ago | reply

      A great shot! What time was it when u took the shot?

    3. Ms. Jane Hudson 72 months ago | reply

      Fantastic fact! I didn't know...and how much easier to shoot than the sunrise ones later this year.

    4. David Reeves 72 months ago | reply

      rickcorreo - thanks! The EXIF data tells me that it was 8.25pm, which seems about right as everyone was taking pictures of this after the show was due to finish around 8.30.

    5. David Reeves 72 months ago | reply

      Thanks MJH - the sunrise one I think is actually more beautiful to me, but yes it is better for the early risers... :)

    6. editrrix 72 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot. I really like it.

    7. Dirk Darkroom 72 months ago | reply

      Great capture! I knew the date was coming, but we went to dinner instead ;)

    8. PunkElmo 71 months ago | reply

      wow - beautiful! I might have to try a spot like this for July (I was with the giant crowds on 42nd and 1st, and I started the "standing in the middle of the street" people hehehe)
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