This weekend is Manhattanhenge . Twice every year, orange light sweeps through the city streets and sprinkles little bits of gold over every inch of Manhattan’s 23 square miles for this is no ordinary sunset. The setting Sun will align precisely with the Manhattan street grid, bathing the north and south sides of every cross street.
If you are a romantic person at heart or if you just want to feel romantic for a moment, this is a great day to step out and go with it. No matter how long you have lived here, no matter how jaded you may be, you cannot deny the awe of Manhattanhenge. The light washes away our engrained cynicism and transforms the worn down streets into the romanticised Manhattan only seen in movies filmed on Hollywood sets. You are a part of a movie moment, where the world seems to stop and the only thing that matters is the person beside you. As your fingers intertwine, they capture the magical aura that can only be felt when the Sun perfectly matches with the Earth and when you meet the person who you know is going to change your life forever. Suddenly, your world is illuminated.
Grab a special someone and go check it out.