Advice from Neil DeGrasse Tyson on the Best Place to Watch ‘Manhattanhenge’

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A 2011 view of 'Manhattanhenge' from 34th Street, Neil deGrasse Tyson's favorite vantage point

Twice a year, the sun sets exactly in line with the cross streets of Manhattan, illuminating both the north and south sides of the street at the exact same time. They call it "Manhattanhenge," and if you manage to see it, you'll have the rare opportunity to witness the "juxtaposition of city life with cosmic life," says astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, in this 2005 interview with WNYC. Here's where he recommends witnessing the magic.