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The best places to watch the Manhattanhenge sunset in NYC

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Rebecca Fontana

The Manhattanhenge sunset is one of the highlights of the summer, so get ready to elbow someone out of the way to snap at these very precise dates and times. Neil deGrasse Tyson, who named the phenomenon, picks the ideal street views—head here once the ball drops:

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14th Street: It’s a wide street with cool buildings framing it, a common theme on this list. You can also run up a few blocks to add a silhouette of the High Line to your shot.

34th Street: You get a cameo appearance by the Empire State Building on the left.

42nd Street: This one's the most Instagram-famous, since the sunset is bookended by the Chrysler Building and Madame Tussauds.

57th Street: Another wide two-way street. Just make sure to stand on the west side of Madison Avenue to avoid the city’s ugliest condo tower.

Turn off your flash, skip zooming and leave it with #nofilter. You'll be ready to get the perfect Instagram, even though it's one that every single New Yorker is posting

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