Wednesday night, however, was much better. The clouds stayed away just long enough that New York City's photographers (or anyone with instagram) were able to capture a full sun aligning itself with the city's 201-year-old street grid.
Truly a great "urban phenomenon," it's great to see Manhattanhenge almost becoming a holiday in New York. Onlookers often blocked traffic, stopping in the middle of the street to get the best view.
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And if you missed out on Wednesday night's spectacle, that's okay. It will happen again on July 11th and 12th.