There’s no shortage of vantage points in New York City where one can spend a summer evening admiring the most famous skyline in the world. Fun fact: the Empire State Building’s distinctive Art Deco spire was originally designed to be a mooring mast for dirigibles.
This evening was the last of four times this summer when the sunset perfectly aligns with the grid of Manhattan. The view was incredible, of course, but what really struck me is the effect it had on the city. People flood the streets, traffic slows, and everyone takes it in. An entire city pauses for a moment to stop and simply marvel. It was beautiful.