This year, the sun will set on the grid with half the disk above the horizon and half below on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:16 p.m. EDT.
1. Arrive 30 minutes before the sun sets on the grid. 2. Positioning yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible, but ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. 3. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. 4. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas.