Manhattanhenge!

OK, so I realize that as a student of the Allen School Online, you need not be situated in the NYC area in order to study medical billing, coding and office assistant courses.  However, many of you are indeed located in and around the NY metro area.  If you are, this evening is the so-called Manhattanhenge event.

Manhattanhenge is a twice-a-year event when the setting sun lines up with Manhattan’s street grid (along the same lines as how the sun aligns with Stonehenge in England). This year, there will be a Manhattanhenge on May 29 and 30 and another on July 11 and 12.  You can best view the excellent effect by positioning yourself as far east in Manhattan as you can.  Make sure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Cross streets where this is best accomplished include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building on 34th street and 42nd streets make for especially impactful vistas.

So take a moment away from your studies this evening or in July to check this out.  It’s pretty neat!

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