Photo by myself on Sixth Avenue, around 35th Street in Midtown.
Technically this year, Manhattanhenge fell on May 30th and 31st, and will occur again on July 12th. But generally around this time, the sun will look as if it's in line with the New York City street grid.
Believe it or not, people notice the event, even if they don't hear about it in the news. Like many occasions in a crowded area, it just takes one person to turn and look, and then another, and suddenly a whole bunch of people waiting for the streetlight to change will be looking west down a street toward the sunset and New Jersey.
There is something nice about seeing a relationship between nature and the city. I suppose it's the meeting of complete opposites.
Related posts: Manhattanhenge, in Midtown, Sunset, on the Upper West Side, and Sunset, on the Ride to Brooklyn.