Since I missed the May 30/31 Manhattanhenge (I was out seeing Bridesmaids one of the nights, and at home watching Bachelorette the other... shame on me for being a girl), I am making up for it with two meet-ups on the July 11th and 12th dates!
From NewYorkology -
The 2011 Manhattanhenge dates:
Full-sun on the grid:
Monday, July 11 at 8:25 p.m.
Half-sun on the grid:
Tuesday, July 12 at 8:25 p.m.
Monday, let's meet at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue at 7:30 pm. I know that's not the best viewing spot but it is next to Bryant Park and I am seeing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes there that night as part of their HBO Summer Film Festival. If you would like to move further East, then we can simply meet-up to say Hi, share tips and stories of past Manhattanhenge events, then go our separate ways!
Tuesday, let's meet at 34th Street and 1st Avenue at 7:30. There is a plaza on the northeast corner in front of the East 34th Street Heliport. The Express Bus M15 and Crosstown M34 both stop near here. We will have a great view of the Empire State Building in our shots. I will be taking pics from the middle of the street during red lights. Join me in the crazyness!
From my 2010 viewing of Manhattanhenge on July 11th from the Tudor City Bridge on East 42nd Street:
If you're interested in a far out view, go to Gantry State Plaza Park in Long Island City, Queens: