Followers of mysticism rejoice! Tonight is the night that Manhattan becomes all mysterious like Stonehenge, or something. It’s the night when the sun sets along east-west street grids, and you can be transported to a more primitive era, when light and shadows were more cause for concern or celebration.
At around 8:17 pm the show should begin. Boing Boing reports on the best way to see the Manhattan-henge: For best effect, position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas.